- Kid Friendly
4 miles north of Palo. The 1,927-acre park offers a large lake good for swimming, boating and fishing. Boat launch and rental, camping and cabin rental are available. Open to public hunting and trapping. There are 10 miles of trails for hiking, snowmobiling, bicycling, cross-country skiing and equestrian riding, with connecting access to many area facilities and scenic overlooks. The lake is one of the highest quality fishing lakes in the region and is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and muskellunge. Shoreline fishing has been enhanced by the construction of jetties. Pleasant Creek is a relaxing place to spend a day at the beach. The swimming area is located on the north shore.Pleasant Creek Lake is one of the most popular boating spots in eastern Iowa. Four launching sites are conveniently located around the lake. These sites have a total of seven ramps for fishing, leisure boating and sailboating access. Any size boat motor may be operated at "no wake speeds."