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Fun and relaxing place to visit.

This lake is a reclaimed gravel pit. I hear the fishing can decent. I just like to hangout here... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Dave K
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Sweet fun spot not far from Minneapolis

I am in a touring band so this was an awesome little stop off to chill and swim for the afternoon... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2016
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Oct 7, 2017
“Biking, hiking, resting, walking, skiing, skating, fishing”
Aug 23, 2017
“Great for kids first fishing experience!”
Owatonna lake complete with a swimming beach.
Owatonna, MN
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

If you are traveling, join the locals at this most pleasant stop by a lake that has picnic tables, a sandy beach, and a fishing pier. There are miles of walking trails by the lake, some paved, some dirt through woods. Biking, hiking, meditating, resting,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 975maryr
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We love Lake Kohlmier. Unfortunately, the City of Owatonna, does not staff the beach with life guards, however, the sand is fun for little ones and we enjoy swimming in early summer. By this time of year the lake can be kind of weed filled....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This lake is a reclaimed gravel pit. I hear the fishing can decent. I just like to hangout here the my 5 year old grandson throwing rocks.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Dave K
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I am in a touring band so this was an awesome little stop off to chill and swim for the afternoon. Really nice little beach and lake. Weather was great. There were a few kids swimming but all in all it was very quiet and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank robkolar
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great little lake attached to a good walking path, You can take a kid to fish, walk the dog , there is even a swimming beach as well. Facilities are available , and plenty of shade trees / picnic tables for picnics. If you go...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Melanie C
Reviewed September 9, 2015

This park offers canoeing, fishing, ice fishing, swimming, play ground, walking trails, and picnic grounds. Great place to bring the family for a fun day.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank ekhomme
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Our 7 year old really enjoyed fresh water fishing for the first time off of the dock here. He caught a bunch of sunnys and had a great time. It's not a great big lake, nor one I'd swim in now that I'm an adult,...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank A_Miracle_Day
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

My family had our reunion here. The grounds are clean, over all. There are decent picnic tables but there are only a couple of grills so bring your own, if you can. There is a beach to swim but there is no lifeguard on duty....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Holly B
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went once end of season last year and once this year so far and we just LOVE it!! It is by FAR the cleanest 'lake' I've ever seen. You can see to the bottom. Beautiful big beach, Huge swimming area, nice soft sand bottom,...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Jamie R
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I take my dogs to Kohlmier to walk. It's barely used Fall, Winter, and Spring during the week. Its also connected to a bike/walking trail, including one that goes 3/4 of the way around the lake. Nice beach, but I wouldn't swim passed June. Gets...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank luciearl
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April 3, 2018|
Response from 975maryr | Reviewed this property |
During the summer call the city to ask. Usually paddle boats, canoes, and maybe a kayak.