Big Lake Park

Big Lake Park is located at 2600 N 8th Street and features: 

  • 163 Beautifully landscaped acres
  • Fishing lake
  • Fishing dock
  • Picnic shelter (first-come,first-serve)
  • Soccer field
  • Baseball field
  • Tennis courts
  • Trails 
  • Scenic overlook.

Trout Stocking 

In conjunction with Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Council Bluffs Parks & Rec stocks Big Lake twice per year with rainbow trout. Trout stocking usually occurs in October and February. 

Trout fees are required and fishing licenses required for ages 16 and older. Children under 16 accompanied by a properly licensed adult (trout fee included) do not need to pay the trout fee, but the combined limit is 5 per day. All state fishing license requirements apply.

Iowa Smokefree Air Act--smoking is prohibited during any and all events taking place in the park.

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