Lake Sundown


Lake Sundown, Iowa

Located in Iowa, Lake Sundown real estate is a tight inventory market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

  • 7Mi. of Shoreline
  • 18Deepest Depth
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Counties: Appanoose County
  • Fish: Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • History: Created in the early 1970's
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
Des Moines International Airport
5800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
80 miles away
About Lake Sundown
On the Edge of Tubaugh Wildlife Area

When living on Lake Sundown, you can enjoy 400 private acres of water with seven miles of mostly undeveloped shoreline. The land around Sundown Lake offers a diverse mixture of hardwoods and rolling meadows. The lake is located in Appanoose County, nearby Iowa’s largest lake, Rathbun Lake.

Boating and Fishing

Fishers of any level would have a hard time not hooking a prize on Lake Sundown. There is quite a variety of fishing here, from trophy fish to your next meal. Crappie, bluegill, and sunfish can be easily found around the lake at almost any time of day. A bigger prize is the bass and walleye that hide in the lake’s depths. For dinner, look out for channel catfish and bullheads.

Due to the lake’s larger size and depth, there are no boating restrictions for residents and guests. Of course, safety and state laws apply to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time on the water.

The Sundown Lake Recreation Area is a vast wooded landscape along the southern edge of Lake Sundown. It is an excellent spot for walking, picnicking, nature observing, and kayaking/canoeing.

Enjoy the View on Lake Sundown

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Lake Sundown is an excellent choice.