Site Details

Clear Lake (Cerro Gordo Co., IA) - Cerro Gordo County

GPS Coordinates: 43.1268826, -93.4142692

Management: None listed

Description: Iowa's 3rd largest natural lake. Primarily used for boating and recreation.

Habitat: Large natural lake averaging 8-10 feet in depth. There is a state park on the south shore that consists of a small sandy beach with adjacent picnic area. On the north shore is McIntosh Woods State Park which includes a small natural sandbar. At the far western edge is Ventura Marsh. Most of the shoreline of Clear Lake has been developed, but there is still a small tract of natural shoreline at the extreme southwest edge.

Directions: The eastern half of Clear Lake is surrounded by the city of Clear Lake, in western Cerro Gordo County. At the western edge sits the city of Ventura.

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Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Clear Lake (Cerro Gordo Co., IA)