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Gray's Lake Park

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2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
+1 515-237-1386
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Bike path

Great place to meet friends, and then hook up with the bike trails connecting to Gray's Lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
markb4cy
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Des Moines, Iowa
First time ther.

Nice place to spend a day. Bring your own bike, canoe or kayak. Rental rates were not that bad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daniel b
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beautiful lake” (17 reviews)
“paddle boats” (15 reviews)
“bike rentals” (3 reviews)
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LOCATION
2100 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-1158
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+1 515-237-1386
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"beautiful lake"
in 17 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 15 reviews
"bike rentals"
in 3 reviews
"nice walking"
in 7 reviews
"fleur drive"
in 6 reviews
"walking path"
in 10 reviews
"swimming beach"
in 4 reviews
"water works"
in 4 reviews
"the loop"
in 3 reviews
"mile walk around the lake"
in 3 reviews
"great place to get"
in 7 reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 6 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 4 reviews
"concession stand"
in 6 reviews
"close to downtown"
in 6 reviews
"favorite places to go"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to meet friends, and then hook up with the bike trails connecting to Gray's Lake Park. Easy access from major streets in Des Moines.

Thank markb4cy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to spend a day. Bring your own bike, canoe or kayak. Rental rates were not that bad either.

Thank daniel b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice clean lake with very well kept walking paths. 2.2 miles around the lake or take another adventure onto another trail. The lake itself has a sandy beach, bike rentals and watercraft rentals.

Thank Deb S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love, love, love Gray's Lake! It is my favorite part of Des Moines. It is easy to get there, easy to get in and out. SO many options of stuff to do while there, and it is always so busy with active people. Kids,...More

Thank ShaShaena
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love going with my husband Walk. Has a great Walking path for people and dogs love walking it's great roomie love that you sitting on the wall long The water

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gray's Lake Park offers something for everyone. You can swim, fish, take a leisurely walk, walk or run for exercise, take your dog for an outing, have a picnic, or let your kids play in nice playgrounds. The lake is pretty, the walk ways are...More

1  Thank BDKMK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a walk or run. Beautiful trails walking biking Or running. Animals are welcome. Has areas to fish swim and Picnic

Thank chaack2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grays Lake is my go to place for my zen and my exercise! The scenic views and the active atmosphere always pumps me up and makes me smile! I love to paddle board or kayak on Grays Lake (inexpensive water rentals are available right on...More

Thank KJBeachHouse
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I hit this place as often as I can when I'm in town. I like to jog - or at least walk - around the lake a couple of times. The trail is usually pretty busy with joggers & walkers, but it's not crowded. The...More

Thank NoDakker
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Got to experience a beautiful lake surrounding a park and beach. Loved seeing all the people walking or exercising around very happy.

Thank Sylwiax3
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Oz54750
May 22, 2018|
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Response from TomHurley | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is fishing. I have not fished the lake, from what I understand the lake has crappie, bluegill, catfish and other species.
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Matt M
November 16, 2017|
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Response from indygem | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, looks like you may have already gotten an answer. We weren't there in the winter, so I can't be of much help.
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Judie L
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Peyoz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice beach
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