Lower City Reservoir


Lower City Reservoir, Iowa

Lower City Reservoir real estate is regarded as the third largest market in Iowa for lake homes and lake lots.

Located in south-central Iowa's Appanoose County, Lower City Reservoir is known for it's largemouth bass fishing and covers more than 30 acres of surface area.

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(641) 724-3212
County Road J5T
Moravia, IA 52571
Golf Courses
Appanoose Country Club
(641) 856-2222
1998 Country Club Rd
Centerville, IA 52544
(641) 856-8165
24256 Hwy 5 South
Centerville, IA 52544
Rathbun Camping Area
(641) 647-2464
N 2nd St
Mystic, IA 52574
  • Counties: Appanoose County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass
  • Landmarks: Lelah Bradley Park, Appanoose Historical Coal Mining Museum, Sharon Bluffs State Park, Historic Mural
(641) 437-4111
1 Old Hwy 5
Centerville, IA 52544
Des Moines International Airport
5800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
86 miles away
Unionville Municipal Airport
Wild Flower Dr, Unionville, MO 63565
17 miles away
About Lower City Reservoir
Appanoose County, Iowa

Lower City Reservoir is located in Centerville, a small town in South-Central Iowa. The lake is just minutes from eateries, markets, shops, schools, and parks.

Des Moines is less than 100 miles north of Centerville. The city is rich with businesses and nightlife and also houses major establishments like the Des Moines International Airport and Des Moines General Hospital.

Tranquil Waters

Lower City Reservoir and Upper City Reservoir are the beautiful lakes of Bradley Park. The park trails, fishing docks, and picnic areas allow everyone to enjoy their beauty.

It is a great place for an afternoon of fishing or walking the dog. Nature watchers will be impressed with the populations of birds and geese.

Rathbun Lake

For even more lake fun, travel just 10 miles north to Rathbun Lake. It features 11,000 acres of water for boating, water skiing, fishing, tubing, swimming, and more.

It is the largest warm-water fish hatchery in the state, holding healthy populations of largemouth bass, crappie, walleye, and channel catfish.

Island View Park and Honey Creek State Park offer water access, nature trails, restrooms, and parking.

Fun in Des Moines

Des Moines is home to attractions like Blank Park Zoo, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines Art Center, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and Jasper Winery.

Call This Lake Home

Lower City Reservoir is a great place for a family home, rental, or seasonal escape. With Lake Rathbun nearby, the recreational opportunities are endless.