Sapphire Lake is a proposed 400-acre public lake located just south of Grinnell in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Learn more about how local leaders are working together to bring this vision to reality and spur economic growth for the region.

Project Overview

Preliminary Public Land Use & Phases


Economic Impact

Preliminary Timeline

Recap of Supervisors Meeting and Q&A with the Project Team

Recap from the County Supervisors Meeting Terry Lutz, Chairman of McClure, presented the project information at Monday's Poweshiek County Supervisors meeting. Over 70 people attended the meeting to learn more about the project and ask questions. A lot of information...

The Latest – August 2023 Update

Additional details on Sapphire Lake Announced More information about the vision for the proposed Sapphire Lake was made available this month. The project team has begun sharing updates through community stakeholder sessions. Click here to request a session. Those...

Request an Information Session with the Project Team

Interested in learning more about the vision for Sapphire Lake? The project team has announced an opportunity for local businesses and organizations interested in learning more about the highly anticipated proposed lake project. As part of its commitment to...

Follow Sapphire Lake on Facebook

Sapphire Lake now has a Facebook page. Use the link below to like, follow, and share information as local leaders work to bring this vision to a reality.

Sapphire Lake – June 2023 Update

Imagine having a new 400-acre public lake located less than 20 minutes from anyone living in Poweshiek County, just off Interstate 80, south of Grinnell, Iowa! The county is being presented with a potential state grant opportunity to be the catalyst to significantly...

Sapphire Lake

Sapphire Lake is a proposed 400-acre public access lake located just south of Grinnell in Poweshiek County. Local leaders have partnered with experienced land development and engineering teams to help make this project viable for the region. Why Sapphire Lake?Sapphire...

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