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Twin Lakes State Park

Located in northwest Iowa near Rockwell City, Twin Lakes State Park is a picturesque spot for a family picnic or a day spent on the water. The 453-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing. Visitors can enjoy a sandy beach area, modern playground, a trail system for biking, or spend time in the CCC-era shelter. Twin Lakes has two park areas, one on the east shore and one on the west shore.


  Picnic at one of Twin Lake’s shelters. A large stone CCC-era shelter and an open-air shelter can be found on the east shore, along with a second open-air shelter on the west shore near the playground. The shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Fish for bluegill, crappie and walleye in the large natural lake. Two state boat ramps on the south shore of the lake provide access, and the main area on North Twin Lake is open for fishing 24 hours a day.

 Play at the modern playground on the lake’s west shore park area, which also features a swimming beach. Visitors can also enjoy a larger beach on the east shore.

  Bike on the new seven mile multi-purpose paved trail that encircles North Twin Lakes with an access point to the main east area of Twin Lakes State Park.

Twin Lakes State Park
6685 Twin Lakes Road
Rockwell City, IA 50579

Contact information:
Black Hawk State Park
228 East Blossom 
Lake View, IA 51450


  • Open shelters
  • CCC stone shelter
  • Natural lake
  • Boat ramps (2)
  • Modern restroom
  • Beach- Larger one is on the east side, with a small beach area at the west park
  • Playground (One on the east and one on the west side of lake)
  • Multi-use trail (Approximately 7 miles around the lake for walking or biking)