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Saylorville Reservoir

Polk County - Iowa
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North edge of Des Moines

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Frequently Asked Questions About Saylorville Reservoir, IA

How big is Saylorville Reservoir?
Saylorville Reservoir is approximately 4,970 sq acres (20.1 sq km) in size.

How deep is Saylorville Reservoir?
Saylorville Reservoir is approximately 44 feet (13.4 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Saylorville Reservoir?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Drum (Sheepshead), Flathead Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Bass and White Crappie in Saylorville Reservoir.

Other fish species in the lake include Quillback, River Carpsucker, Shorthead Redhorse, Smallmouth Buffalo and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Saylorville Reservoir?
Nearby cities and towns include Polk City, IA, Granger, IA and Johnston, IA.

Are there places to stay in the Saylorville Reservoir 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! Saylorville Reservoir 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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What are the best fishing times for Saylorville Reservoir?
Today for Saylorville Reservoir, fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 8-10 am and 1-6 pm and 7-8 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Saylorville Reservoir Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

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

What are the fishing regulations for Saylorville Reservoir?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Saylorville Reservoir 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 Saylorville Reservoir 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.

2023 Mercedes Ultimate Coach
2023 Mercedes Ultimate Coach
24 ftSleeps 2
Urbandale, IA
2019 Toyhauler/Hotel on Wheels -Will deliver and setup
2019 Toyhauler/Hotel on Wheels -Will deliver and setup
43 ftSleeps 6
Clive, IA
Forest River Cherokee plenty of room for the Family!
Forest River Cherokee plenty of room for the Family!
28 ftSleeps 9
Des Moines, IA
2015 Big Horn Enclosed
2015 Big Horn Enclosed
16 ftSleeps 1
Des Moines, IA
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Controling Authority
Nate Anderson, Conservation Officer; 515-238-4849; [email protected]
Aron Arthur, Conservation Officer; 515-238-5006; [email protected]
Ben Dodd, Fisheries Biologist; 641-891-3795; [email protected]

What is the average air temp for Saylorville Reservoir?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Saylorville Reservoir? 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 64°F (18°C) to a low around 43°F (6°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 Saylorville Reservoir?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Saylorville Reservoir.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Saylorville Reservoir...
Discovery Pond 3.3 mi 13 11 ft
Big Creek Lake 4.3 mi 814 51 ft
Bob Shetler 4.8 mi 37
Ankeny Lake (DMACC) 7.4 mi 14 16 ft
Carney Marsh 8.5 mi 14
Birdland Park Pond 11.6 mi 10
Gray's Lake 13.7 mi 96 16 ft
Lake Petocka 15.4 mi 19 19 ft
Purple Martin Lakes 15.6 mi 87 20 ft
Snyder Pit 16.8 mi 10
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