Iowa Lakes Valuation Project

Big Creek Lake   

Big Creek Lake is in Polk County, in Central Iowa.

Vital Stats:
     Area:      883 acres
Shoreline: 21 miles
Mean Depth: 17.7 feet
Maximum Depth: 52 feet
Drainage: 48,527 acres
Lake Type: Man-made Recreational
Boat Access: hard surface ramp
Motor/Boat Restrictions: none at no wake speed
Special Regulations: Walleye - 15 min length, only 1 over 20; Hybrid Striped Bass (Wipers) - 18 min length, daily limit 3; Largemouth Bass & Smallmouth Bass - 18 min length with limit of 3
Facilities: picnicking, boat rental, swimming, hiking, biking
Map Available: yes
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency lists as impaired:
Beach advisories in 2003
due to high bacteria:
Monitored for bacteria and no advisories

Associated Parks:
     Big Creek State Park

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