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$1.2 million grant announced to develop new Lake Manawa campground

Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 17:37:50-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne announced Monday that a $1,279,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will support building a new campground at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs.

The grant covers half of the cost for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to finish the project, which will include complete power and sewage hookups for 40 sites and an additional shower and restroom facility.

"This LWCF matching grant will provide our district with another great way to take advantage of Iowa’s natural wonders and enjoy the trails, swimming, boating and other activities offered at Lake Manawa State Park,” said Rep. Axne. “Less than one month after we secured permanent funding for the LWCF, it’s great to see a tangible example of why it was so essential to ensure this fund was no longer subject to expiration or underinvestment.”

Lake Manawa State Park offers hiking and biking trails, boating ramps, fishing opportunities and swimming areas.