Learn about the DNR's COVID-19 response and how the current health emergency is impacting DNR facilities, services and events.

LA Ward

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Located on the East side of NW Urbandale Drive, North of the intersection with 100th St., Urbandale
Acres: 2.40
Maximum Depth: 11 ft. (2019)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at LA Ward include:
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 10/17/2018 - 86 Channel Catfish (8.5)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
A fishery survey in 2019 found Largemouth Bass and Bluegills. There were two groups of bass at 8- to 13-inches and 16.5- to 18.5-inches. The bluegills were 5- to 8-inches with most being 6.5- to 7-inches.(2019)

Contacts

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.