Guide To Fishing At Lake Wapello
AKA: Lake Wapello State Park
Boating, camping and fishing are all popular at Lake Wapello, a 1,150-acrelake in southeast Iowa, 8 miles east of Unionville. Fish species here include bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and wiper.
Bass are the favored species, crappie are a close second and wiper fishing can vary from good to poor. Trails or roadways outline over 7 miles of shoreline, providing access to many areas for fishing from the bank. Rental boats, a fishing jetty, several boat launch ramps, a bait shop, fish cleaning station, a pier and Lake Wapello State Park Campground are open to the public.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and hybrid striped bass at Lake Wapello in Iowa.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Wapello
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Lake Wapello Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Wapello Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Campground Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Click here for a Iowa Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Wapello State Park Campground - 641 722-3371
Lake Wapello IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Wapello State Park
15248 Campground Rd
Drakesville, IA 52552
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Lake Wapello in IA
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, crappie and wiper in southeast IA.