Iowa Lakes Valuation Project

Hawthorn Lake (aka Barnes City Lake)   

Hawthorn Lake (aka Barnes City Lake) is in Mahaska County, in South-East Iowa.

Vital Stats:
     Area:      172 acres
Mean Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 33 feet
Drainage: 3,104 acres
Lake Type: Impoundment
Boat Access: 2 hard surface ramps
Motor/Boat Restrictions: none at no wake speed
Special Regulations: Muskellunge - 40 min length; Black Bass caught 12-16 must be released immediately
Facilities: none listed
Map Available: yes
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency lists as impaired:
Beach advisories in 2003
due to high bacteria:
Not monitored for bacteria

Associated Parks:
     Hawthorn Wildlife Area

The information above was collected by Iowa State University Limnology Laboratory and The Iowa Department of Natural Resources.