Lake Viking

Details

Location:
Stanton, IA
United States United States
Coordinates:
40.9706, -95.0362
Depth (average):
15 Feet
Depth (max):
44 Feet
Distance:
137 Acres
Description:

Located in Viking Lake State Park. Stanton is 4 miles from the park. Red Oak, the county seat, is 12 miles away. Villisca is 10 miles from the park and has a golf course.

The 137-acre lake was constructed in 1957 and is 44 feet at its deepest point with many bays and projecting points on its four and one-half mile shoreline. Viking Lake is well stocked with crappies, bluegills, bass, bullheads and catfish. A sandy beach is located on the west shore with unsupervised swimming.

A concrete boat ramp is nearby and a docking area is a short distance away in a well protected cove. Rental spaces are available on an annual reservation basis. Any size boat motors may be used on Viking Lake provided they are operated at "no wake" speeds.

Viking Lake is one of the most popular state parks in southwest Iowa due to its accessibility and variety of recreational opportunities. A large portion of the 1,000-acre park has been left in its natural state and has an abundance of wild flowers, plants and wildlife. It is not uncommon to see beavers, turkeys, muskrats, ducks, shore birds and white-tailed deer. Many of the park's hills and valleys were once campsites of Native American tribes and artifacts were uncovered when the dam was being constructed.

Several fishing jetties are present on the lake to create better fishing access for shore anglers.

Cover/Structure:

Numerous brush piles and other structures have been placed in the lake to improve habitat for fish.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Disabled access, State campground, Shore fishing access, State picnic area, Playground, Camping, Restrooms, Beach
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Map

Map for 40.9706, -95.0362
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Fishing Reports

There are no reports for this fishing spot.

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Yellowbass-240-fw

Bass, Yellow (Morone mississippiensis)

Freshwater
96
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Brownbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Brown (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Freshwater
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Guides

There are no guides specified for this fishing spot.

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.