Is the ice safe?

Trout Release The safety of ice depends on its thickness and other factors such as cracks, inlets, and moving water.  Ice begins to be “safe” at around 4 – 6 inches thickness.  Do not even walk on ice 3″ or less in thickness.  However, it is important to note that ice thickness can vary across a…

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Trout Released!

Trout were released at Scharnberg Park on November 8, 2023 by Iowa DNR’s Urban Lakes Trout Program. This is an effort to introduce trout fishing to more people across the state. Remember, if you are fishing for these trout, you must have a valid Iowa fishing license and trout stamp. For more information contact CCCB…

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Halloween Hike 2023

Annual Halloween Hike at Scharnberg Park will be October 7, 2023! 6:00-8:00 PM (PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY) NO VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN THE CAMPGROUND AFTER 5:30 PM PLEASE GIVE A NON-PERISHABLE ITEM TO BE DONATED TO THE UPPER DES MOINES FOOD PANTRY. (Expiration date on food items must be after January 1, 2024)

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