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Lake Manawa State Park

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Lake Manawa State Park

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751eileenn wrote a review Mar 2020
Council Bluffs, Iowa7 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful place for children to play. If you have several it is tough to keep eyes on them when they play in different directions! They do need supervision all in all very nice place..
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bee80204 wrote a review Aug 2019
Denver, Colorado3,148 contributions134 helpful votes
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Drove around the lake. There were people parked and sitting on chairs, enjoying the evening. Some people fishing, others out in their boats. The sun was orange and setting. Went to the beach area and found the boat piers. Sat and watched the sun set for a while. So romantic and peaceful. On the drive back out we saw a doe and her two fawns. So adorable! They ran as the car drove up. What an amazing sight. As we exited the area we saw some more deer nibbling on grass. I want to go back and cuddle with my loved ones while watching the sun set or picnicking.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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crayolabird wrote a review Jul 2019
Logan, Utah440 contributions236 helpful votes
This lake is right off of Interstate 80, could be an easy place to stop and picnic or play if you're roadtripping East/West. We met up with local friends here who had jet skis. The beach area where we were didn't have a sandy entrance or anything, it was just rocks and grass with lots of shade. The kids still had a ball playing in the water, though, and riding on the jet skiis. We were informed by a ranger that due to the flooding, we couldn't ride them fast, though, so that was a bummer. Maybe call ahead and find out what the wake rules are before you come, if you want to do water sports. I heard there was a fabulous playground nearby, we just didn't get to it. There were clearly trails also, we just only had time for lakeside fun but it entertained my kids for two hours! There was lots of big trash cans nearby and where we were was super clean and well maintained. I'd stop here again, especially to try the playground.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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3waves wrote a review Jul 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin19 contributions23 helpful votes
Clean beach with lots of space and very large swimming area. I think it's more of a local haunt, because it was off the beaten path, tucked into a state park and not crowded at all. We went in June and water was clean and warm. It's got a cute little store with everything you need, and a snack shop, restrooms, changing areas, outdoor shower, etc. So glad we found this spot!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Charles P wrote a review May 2019
New Port Richey, Florida303 contributions61 helpful votes
We went there to take the grandchildren to the dream playground. The playground was a big hit and was well maintained. The ride around the lake is also worth the trip.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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