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Lake Shawnee, Topeka

(4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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  • The weather was perfect and the tulips were in bloom making it an awesome day to enjoy the tulip gardens tulip festival  more »
  • Lake Shawnee is a capital city staple with many things to do. A walking/biking trail surrounds the entire lake With beautiful surroundings your walk will fly by. Also available are campgrounds with el...  more »
  • I am doing half marathon training and the 7 mile loop around the lake is great for training. A good mix of hills and level with a nice view of the area. A couple places where the path crosses the road...  more »
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  • Very nice. Great walking or riding sidewalks all the way around with care in the landscaping. Awesome baseball complex. Great golf course & campgrounds. They have nice clean playgrounds all around, paddle boats, a swimming beach. Its large & spacious enough for many event to be held there.
  • This is a great little lake not far from downtown. I know the cabins are decently priced to rent out because my girlfriend threw her graduation party here. This small lake has beautiful scenery. I'm not so sure I would go fishing here though. Plenty of driving around to do and lots of rest areas to sit and have a picnic or just use the restroom if need be!
  • Love the lake. Its big and spacious. Great for walking, running, boating, fishing... You name it. And the gardens are outstanding.
  • I love Lake Shawnee. There are tons of options on how to spend your time. Long trails, good picnic spots with or without tables, various playgrounds for kids, areas to take your own boat or rent a canoe or paddle boat, a beautiful arboretum, camping, and more. Check out their website and you can find out about different events they have going on during the year too.
  • Did a bike ride all around the lake. The trail was in very good condition. There was one steep location on the south side that had a recessed drainage grate at the very bottom which caused my 5 year old to wipe out on his bike. The trail isn't too busy, and the south east side does not have much around it except for the golf course which is fenced off. The sidewalk on this side is separated from the street, 45th St, which is good because the speed limit is 45 mph. I would not ride it at night as there is not much in the way of light.