Okamanpedan State Park/Tuttle Lake

This 15 acre State Park is positioned within the Tuttle Lake Wildlife Complex. The park offers a great view of Tuttle Lake and plenty of shoreline fishing opportunities. Be sure to note the 1860 historical marker honoring the early surveyors in the area, the historical bridge on the west entrance to the park and the trapper’s cabin built during the CCCP era.

Pothole Birding

The cottonwood trees and other timber on this area attract a variety of songbirds. Shoreline fishing for Northerns, Bullheads and Walleye is excellent. This shallow lake is home to diving ducks, terns, waterfowl, shorebirds and pelicans.

Location Description

The pony truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on Tuttle Lake Road at Okamanpedan State Park is on the United States Historical Bridge listing. The bridge was built in 1914 and rehabilitated 1923.

The trapper’s cabin is a free shelterhouse.

Driving Directions and other Information

  • Tuttle Lake Road – Take County Road N52 North from the junction of A17 near Dolliver and turn west on Tuttle Lake Road.
  • GPS Coordinants - N43deg29.272 WO94deg34.984
  • 15 acres, Iowa DNR
  • Birding, Fishing, Historical
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Take a short visit to Tuttle Lake via the video below!

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