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Lake Shawnee

Open Now: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Always Beautiful

Lake Shawnee is a peaceful spot to hang out as a family of 4. Topeka Kansas isn't the safest place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ashia a
via mobile
Most beautiful lake in Kansas!

Love this lake. It has a great camping grounds and because of it’s beautiful flowers and landscape... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Cookie G
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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“golf course”(22 reviews)
“shelter houses”(17 reviews)
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3137 SE 29th St, Topeka, KS 66605-1815
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lake Shawnee is a peaceful spot to hang out as a family of 4. Topeka Kansas isn't the safest place to live but I always feel safe here at the lake. The Gardens are always well kept and gorgeous, great recreation areas, and the go-to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ashia a
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Love this lake. It has a great camping grounds and because of it’s beautiful flowers and landscape it hosts lots of weddings and family gatherings. Many shelters houses are available for rent at a reasonable fee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cookie G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lake Shawnee is so beautiful nowadays. All the improvements they've made are really paying off. Try to plan on spending the entire day. Biking, boating, fishing, or golf and you're good to go!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rick M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A visit to Lake Shawnee in Topeka provides a wonderful time with your family and friends to enjoy nature. We like to walk or bike around the entire lake @ 6 miles. It is smooth up and down along a wide concrete trail. There are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tlglotz
Reviewed September 25, 2018

If this comes up as the number 1 thing to do, skip it. We visited this lake in 3 different locations. No paddle boats in sight at the marina. It was full of creepy people hanging out in there cars, not the idyllic spot for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take your kids for play. There are multiple parks and things to do on the lake like fish or cattle boat. It has a beautiful flower garden

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosequeen38
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Lots of exciting, fun new equipment to rent. We had a great time on the new paddle boats! Beautiful, well maintained gardens and trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Annie P
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Lake Shawnee has a wonderful 7 mile bike and walking trail! It has a lake for boating and skiing and a adventure land for children to experience paddle boats! It has Ted Ensley gardens that have a beautiful tulips in the Spring along with other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful park with several walking paths, creeks, waterfalls, gazeebo, and lots of flowers. Covered bridge, lots of birds and squirrels. Lovely place to relax.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donald L
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Well run facilities and large campsites make this a good destination for a weekend or extended stay. Nearby Topeka has much to offer including shows at the Civic center and many dining eateries.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Domonique R
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Response from eagle060101 | Reviewed this property |
Far as I know I have seen them on the water.