East Overlook Day Use Area
Adress: Iowa City, Iowa
OVERVIEW East Overlook Day Use Area is a day-use facility located on the east side of the Coralville Lake Dam. Coralville Lake is a multiple use project providing benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, as well as recreation, fish and wildlife management and forest management. Coralville Lake provides many recreational opportunities, including boating, camping, hiking, mountain biking, lake and river fishing, swimming, water skiing, picnicking and hunting. RECREATION Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for boating, fishing, swimming and water activities. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish. Several trails are within the Dam Complex, including Squire Point, Woodpecker Trail, Tailwater Riverwalk and barrier-free Veterans Trail. The Devonian Fossil Gorge is just below the dam, offering a unique opportunity to explore a 375-million-year old sea floor and discover fossil remains of sea life that once inhabited this tropical marine environment. Twenty discovery points can be found throughout the site along with a cell phone audio tour. Turkey Creek Disc Golf Course is located in the Dam Complex and offers nine partially wooden and open holes. FACILITIES The day-use location offers two large group picnic area with water and electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, playground, horseshoe pit and accessible hiking trail. NATURAL FEATURES Coralville Lake is located in the Iowa River Valley, just north of Iowa City. East Overlook Day Use lies among a heavily wooded forest of mixed hardwood species on the east side of the dam. Wildlife is abundant throughout the project. White-tailed deer, turkey, pheasant, waterfowl, song birds and other species roam the lands around the lake.