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Elk Lake

Clay County - Iowa
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1 mile west, 3 miles south of Ruthven

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Frequently Asked Questions About Elk Lake, IA

How big is Elk Lake?
Elk Lake is approximately 261 sq acres (1.1 sq km) in size.

How deep is Elk Lake?
Elk Lake is approximately 6 feet (1.8 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Elk Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Elk Lake.

What are the closest cities to Elk Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Ruthven, IA and Dickens, IA.

Are there places to stay in the Elk Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Elk Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there places to eat and drink near Elk Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Elk Lake?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Elk Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 532-2020 . Need a Iowa fishing license?

Explore the Elk Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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Controling Authority
Mike Hawkins, Fisheries Biologist; 712-336-1840; [email protected]
Joe Yarkosky, Conservation Officer; 712-260-1004; [email protected]

What is the average air temp for Elk Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Elk Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 30°F (-1°C) to a low around 13°F (-11°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Elk Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Elk Lake.

For more Iowa State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Elk Lake...
Virgin Lake 1.9 mi 222 7 ft
Silver Lake 3.9 mi 648 6 ft
Lost Island Lake 6.2 mi 1,162 16 ft
Trumbull Lake 7.8 mi 1,183 5 ft
Pickerel Lake 12.1 mi 170 20 ft
Five Island Lake 14.9 mi 973 26 ft
Gustafson Lake 18.2 mi 10 21 ft
High Lake 18.7 mi 467 8 ft
Scharnberg Pond 19.3 mi 10 12 ft
Ingham Lake 20.0 mi 357 11 ft
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