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Lake Wapello

Davis County - Iowa
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7 miles west of Drakesville on the west side of V17

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Wapello, IA

How big is Lake Wapello?
Lake Wapello is approximately 289 sq acres (1.2 sq km) in size.

How deep is Lake Wapello?
Lake Wapello is approximately 35 feet (10.7 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Lake Wapello?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass and Largemouth Bass in Lake Wapello.

Other fish species in the lake include Redear Sunfish.

What are the closest cities to Lake Wapello?
Nearby cities and towns include Drakesville, IA and Bloomfield, IA.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Wapello 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! Lake Wapello 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 topographical lake maps available Lake Wapello?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Lake Wapello (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there places to eat and drink near Lake Wapello?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Lake Wapello?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Lake Wapello 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?

Controling Authority
Mark Flammang, Fisheries Biologist; 641-647-2406; [email protected]
Matt Rush, Conservation Officer; 641-777-7805; [email protected]
Bob Stuchel, Conservation Officer; 641-777-2169; [email protected]

What is the average air temp for Lake Wapello?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Wapello? 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 50°F (10°C) to a low around 31°F (0°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 Lake Wapello?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 5 state parks in the vacinity of Lake Wapello.

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

Lake Wapello Reviews
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jack (.
3 star rating
It has been many years since I fished this lake but when I did I found it to be a very interesting lake to fish. It has quite a bit of structure for a small lake. I loved the areas of the big lily pads. While I did not catch a great number of fish I did catch several nice ones. This was before Catch and Release. I remember one day I was casting a Johnson Silver Minnow with a pork frog trailer into the pads. I thought I had hooked a big pad stem until it came out of the water. She was at least 8-9 pounds and of course she got off. I hooked something one evening just as I was coming to the landing. I had it on for some time before it pulled off. When I retrieved my lure there was a white scale nearly as large as a half dollar. I do not believe it was a carp but it may have been. I have had carp strike a lure occasionally. I am rating this lake as a three star because It has been so long since I fished it and I have fished better lakes since. Yet I might have rated it higher back then.
Reviewed Jul 28, 2009

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