Iowa’s 200-Acre Dale Maffitt Reservoir Is Truly A Hidden Gem You’ll Want To Explore

Iowa is full of lakes, and any nature lover out here can tell you their favorite quiet spot for a day hiking, paddling, fishing, or just relaxing on the shoreline. One underrated lake in Iowa is tucked away at the edge of Polk County. If you’ve never been to the Dale Maffitt Reservoir, you’re missing out!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

This gorgeous lake is a peaceful and serene oasis for nature lovers in the Des Moines area. You can find more information by checking out the Iowa DMR website, right here.

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Address: Dale Maffitt Reservoir, Iowa 50061, USA