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Lake Information for Coralville Lake


Coralville Lake is a reservoir formed by Coralville Dam, a dam on the Iowa River just upstream from the city of Coralville, Iowa. Construction started in 1949, was delayed by the Korean War, and finally finished in 1958. The dam was built as a flood control project by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the lake has a capacity of 461,200 acre·ft (568,900,000 m3).

The lake and surrounding lakeshore have been extensively developed for recreational use.

Water first flowed over the 712-foot (217 m) emergency spillway on July 5, 1993 (see Great Flood of 1993), reaching a then-record crest. The record was surpassed by the June 2008 Midwest floods. Water again flowed over the 712-foot (217 m) emergency spillway on June 12, 2008, and the reservoir crested at 717 feet (219 m) early in the morning on June 15, 2008.

Lake Macbride is formed by another dam just up from the Coralville reservoir. This dam was overtopped by in the flood of 2008, and the lake effectively became part of Coralville Lake.

Fishing Description: 

Major species include: channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, flathead catfish, white bass, and walleye.

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
White Bass
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Funcrest Bait Shop
  • 3981 W Overlook Rd Ne - Iowa City, IA
  • (319) 351-3716
    Five Seasons Bait Shop
  • 1619 A St Sw - Cedar Rapids, IA
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    LOOK Bait / Tackle & Variety Shop
  • 13455 268th Ave - South English, IA
  • (319) 667-2537

Boat Rental

    Lake Mac Bride Boat Rentals
  • 3475 Highway 382 Ne - Solon, IA
  • (319) 624-2315
    Lake George Boat Rental
  • 19046 Loud Thunder Rd - Illinois City, IL
  • (309) 795-1070

Vacation Rental

    Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca
  • 3271 Sandy Beach Rd Ne - Solon, IA
  • (319) 848-4187

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