Whitebreast Point Shelter (Ia)

Lake Red Rock



Whitebreast Point Shelter is a day-use facility located on Lake Red Rock, offering boating, fishing, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing opportunities. It is just 10 minutes from Pella and 15 minutes from Knoxville. Wildlife is abundant in the area, with American White Pelicans, Bald Eagles and White-tailed Deer commonly seen. Des Moines is an hour away, offering shopping, dining, museums and the Blank Park Zoo.


Whitebreast Point Shelter is a day use facility located within Whitebreast Campground. The shelter is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors to the area enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife. 

For more information regarding the Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Red Rock Project, click here:
Lake Red Rock Website

For a virtual tour of Lake Red Rock click here:
Lake Red Rock - Virtual Tour 


Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along the shoreline. Anglers will find crappie,largemouth and striped bass, walleye, channel and flathead catfish, northern pike and bluegill. Several miles of trails for hiking and biking are in the area.The 15 mile paved Volksweg Trail stretches west from Pella to the Des Moines River and to the Cordova Recreation Area


Whitebreast Point Shelter is a conventional open shelter that offers 20 amp electrical service, an outdoor grill, fire ring, water fountain and nearby vault toilets.

If your event is open to the public, greater than 100 people, involves live or amplified music, or if alcohol will be available to attendees, you may need a special event permit. Click the link below for a special event permit:

Special Event Permit

If shelter is not reserved, it is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shelter occupancy is permitted until dusk.

Natural Features

Lake Red Rock is situated on the Des Moines River. Hardwood forests cover the lakeshore at Whitebreast, offering shade and scenic views. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. A wide variety of waterfowl, including the American White Pelican, migrate through the area in spring and fall. Bald eagles can be observed from November through March. White-tailed deer, turkeys and other small animals are commonly viewed around the lake.

Nearby Attractions

Des Moines, Iowa's capital, is an hour away, with numerous shopping and dining opportunities, museums and the Blank Park Zoo.

Charges & Cancellations

A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Cancel or change reservations through or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Late cancellations are subject to addtional fees.
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