Adams County Lakes

Lake Icaria 641.322.4793
Park Officer, 1688 Lake Icaria Road – Corning 


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Lake Icaria is named for the 1852-1898 Adams County French Colony, Icaria, this 1940-acre park with a 650-acre lake, Lake Icaria Arialprovides unlimited opportunities for water sports enthusiasts. Lake Icaria was completed in 1978 with the cost of the project shared by the Federal, State, County and City governments. The area is owned by the State but managed by the Adams County Conservation Board. Lake Icaria has a modern marina with boat rentals, a l ¼ mile ski zone (No jet boats and jet skiis allowed), excellent year around fishing locations and a 300 foot sand beach for swimming with concessions and bathhouse. Lake Icaria has over 130 camper sites and 25 walk-in tent sites. Cabins are also available for rent. For picnicking there are five large and several small shelters available, restrooms, water, and grills are provided. Reservations are accepted for the cabins and shelters by contacting the Park Officer. Check out our Marina Rates.  Walking and hiking trails cover 6 miles of natural beauty. Download Map of Lake Icaria. Other links:  County Parks  and Iowa DNR Icaria fishing .



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Lake BinderLake Binder 641.322.4230
Corning City Clerk, 601 6th Street - Corning

Should you desire something a little quieter, you might consider Lake Binder located 1 ½ miles northeast of Corning on the Corning-Carl Road. It is a fisherman’s paradise with its no wake limit for boats. It 75 campsites, sheltered picnic areas, and a nature trail an ambitious walker may complete around the lake in an hour. Lake Binder is a quiet hideaway for the serious fisherman.