Brown’s Lake-Bigelow Park near Salix, Iowa, is currently closed due to road construction in the park and the campground.
According to a report, there will be no access to the fishing docks or boat ramp.
The Woodbury County Conservation Board expects to open the park on June 1 or earlier.
The project is part of the park’s major renovation that will include a new concession stand/restroom, a revamped beach with new sand, and a redesign of the campground with bigger sites and full hook-ups at each site.
According to its website, originally a state park, Bigelow Park is 36 acres and has been managed by the Woodbury County Conservation Board since 1970 and includes numerous amenities.
It is a natural oxbow of the Missouri River, formed when the river was free to meander across the river valley. Brown’s Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, northern pike, and channel catfish. The fishing dock and boat ramp provide access to the lake, which is a popular area for recreational boaters and water skiers.
The public hunting and DNR wildlife management area are located on Brown’s Lake’s west side.
On-site facilities include 40 electric campsites and ten tent or non-electrical campsites.
For more information, visit https://woodburyparks.org/browns-lake-bigelow-park/.