Lake Delhi Recreational Area
A wonderful place quietly tucked away in Eastern Iowa, is Lake Delhi. Fed
by the Maquoketa River, with 9 miles of lake twisting and turning its way
through beautifully wooded bluffs and wildlife sanctuaries, Lake Delhi
offers a wide variety of recreational and leisure activities for kids and
Visitors to Lake Delhi have several wonderful public access points to the
lake in addition to the many other spots to look out and view all the
beauty and activity. Turtle Creek Park offers camping as well as multiple
boat ramps with trailer parking, beach, restrooms, and temporary docking.
Bailey’s Ford Park at the north end also features camping, pavilion areas,
and access to Lake Delhi for small water craft.
At the south end of the lake is the world class Dam and award-winning
Labyrinth Spillway that was recently built. At the dam site there are
spectacular views of the lake and dam/spillway, as well as the visitor site
where the Wall of Recognition and Lake Delhi history displays are being
created. If you are a kayaker or canoer, there is portage at the dam to
continue your journey downstream from Lake Delhi down the Maquoketa River.
If you like Fishing, Lake Delhi is well known to be a fantastic fishing
spot for both recreational and experiencing anglers. The Iowa Department
of Natural Resources has a comprehensive and ongoing fish stocking program
at Lake Delhi that assures tremendous fishing for years to come.
Relaxing with family and friends is a major pastime at Lake Delhi, and two
great spots for visitors to do just that are Lost Beach and Lake’s End
Cabin Resort. Lost Beach can be accessed by water for beach activities,
and recent development of a year-around campground and restaurant will
provide more opportunities to enjoy this beautiful spot. At the top end of
the Lake, Lake’s End Resort provides visitors with the opportunity to
vacation multiple days while enjoying all the lake has to offer.
If you love to boat, ski, tube, or wakeboard, or just cruise, Lake Delhi is
the perfect venue. There are multiple marinas at Lake Delhi that can take
care of your boat rental, gas, and convenience item needs.
Manmade recreational area on the Maquoketa River. Fishing, boating.