Lake Shawnee

3137 Southeast 29th Street
Topeka, KS - 66605

Type: Parks, Lakes
(785) 251-2600
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Lake Shawnee, situated in Topeka, Kansas, is a scenic recreational area offering visitors a variety of outdoor activities and amenities amidst its tranquil natural setting. Spanning over 1,100 acres, Lake Shawnee provides opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and more, making it a popular destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike.

One of the main attractions of Lake Shawnee is its expansive lake, which offers ample opportunities for boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The lake features several boat ramps and docks, allowing visitors to launch their watercraft and explore the calm waters while enjoying scenic views of the surrounding shoreline and wooded areas.

Anglers will appreciate the fishing opportunities at Lake Shawnee, which is stocked with a variety of fish species, including bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Whether fishing from the shore, a boat, or one of the designated fishing piers, anglers can enjoy a relaxing day on the water and try their luck at catching dinner.

Lake Shawnee is also home to several recreational amenities and facilities for visitors to enjoy. The Lake Shawnee Marina offers boat rentals, bait and tackle supplies, and a lakeside café, providing convenient services for visitors looking to spend a day on the water. The lake is surrounded by miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, providing opportunities for outdoor exercise and wildlife viewing.

In addition to its water-based activities, Lake Shawnee features several picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports fields, making it an ideal destination for family gatherings, group outings, and outdoor recreation. The Lake Shawnee Swim Beach offers a sandy shoreline, swimming area, and lifeguard services during the summer months, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for visitors to cool off and relax by the water.

Throughout the year, Lake Shawnee hosts a variety of special events, festivals, and community celebrations, including concerts, fireworks displays, and holiday-themed events, providing opportunities for visitors to gather, socialize, and enjoy the vibrant cultural scene of Topeka. The lake also features a golf course, campground, and dog park, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

With its scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and family-friendly amenities, Lake Shawnee provides a peaceful retreat for visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with the great outdoors. Whether you're seeking a day of water sports, a leisurely hike, or a relaxing picnic by the lake, Lake Shawnee offers something for everyone to enjoy amidst its serene natural surroundings.

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