Site Details

Dale Maffitt Reservoir (Dallas Co.) - Dallas County

GPS Coordinates: 41.5157374, -93.7946606

Management: Other Public

Description: Dale Maffitt Reservoir is a 200-acre lake that sits amongst the tall oaks overlooking Des Moines Water Works’ L.D. McMullen Water Treatment Plant. The lake, primarily located in Polk County, also has corners that reach into Warren, Dallas and Madison Counties. The lake, the park and surrounding watershed total nearly 1,500 acres.

Habitat: Lake, timber, and grassland.

Directions: From Highway 5 in southwest Des Moines, take the exit to Maffitt Lake Road and proceed west 1.5 miles to the reservoir and park.