About Us

Saylorville Lake is located on the Des Moines River in central Iowa, just north of the city of Des Moines. This 26,000 acre lake area provides a minimum downstream river flow for water supply and water quality during drought periods. Park Rangers manage the woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats. Saylorville lake offers multiple boat launches, beaches, and outdoor recreation including camping, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching and more.

For more information about Saylorville Lake, please visit:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Website or  Corps Lakes Gateway Website

The Marina itself employs 5 full time employees and 15 seasonal employees all dedicated to making your experience at the Marina an enjoyable one.

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General Manager

Mike Slatterly – MSlatterly@suntexmarinas.com

Prior to managing Saylorville Lake Marina, Mike graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Forest Eco System Management. He then attended the Landing School of Maine, where he graduated from their Marine Systems program and was certified as ABYC Master Technician. This certification included Marine AC/DC electrical, diesel engines, air conditioning, and refrigeration.

Mr. Slatterly grew up boating on Big Creek and Saylorville Lakes, and upon completion of his schooling he returned to Iowa and worked as a mechanic at the Saylorville Lake Marina. In 2006, he began working as General Manager of the marina. Currently Mike lives in Ankeny, IA with his wife.

Front Office Manager

Lindsay Gust – LGust@suntexmarinas.com

Marina Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed