Diamondhead Lake is located 30 minutes Northwest of West Des Moines in Dexter, Iowa with easy access from Interstate 80. (Redfield Exit 100; North on P53; West on State Street (Highway 925/360th St.); North on Maple St. (P48/ Dexfield Rd.); West on 310th St. (F61); South on Diamondhead Drive, which is the lakes main entrance.)
Diamondhead is a private man-made lake with 186 acres of lake surface. It was built in the early 1960’s by damming up Long Branch Creek. The Long Branch Maintenance Corporation (LBMC) is an Iowa Homeowners Association with a total of 270 members. (all property owners are association members.) The LBMC maintains the lake, roads and common areas of the lake property. There are approximately 130 waterfront homes at Diamondhead Lake.
Prices vary widely by the type of lot and location on the lake. 2016 sold figures for each type of property are summarized below:
Waterfront lots: range: $15,000-$45,000 average: $29,000
Waterfront homes: range: $90,000-217,000 average: $162,333
Offshore lots: range: $1,300-$18,000 average: $6,163
Offshore homes: range: $24,500-$205,000 average: $90,967
*Par three golf course available for member use.
*Slalom ski course set up on the lake that is available for member use.
*Beach available for member use.
*Hiking, biking, and ATV trails