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Lake Shawnee, Topeka

Categories: Playgrounds, Bodies of Water, Fun & Games, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Lake Shawnee is located in Topeka. Our Topeka vacation trip planner makes visiting Lake Shawnee and other Topeka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great place exercise awesome place to just park and just walk kids love the sidewalks to ride bikes same as adults 
  • I'm an avid inline skater. Lake Shawnee offers a 7.5 mile circle that surrounds the lake, golf course, camp ground, boat club, and the most perfect setting of beautiful!!!!!!! It's sake and clean. 
  • We went more than once this past summer, and into the fall, to enjoy the beautiful, restful gardens. Of course you get a good look at the lake as well. 
  • An important pillar of Topeka. Not nearly as private as any of the other lakes in the area, and just a great place to be on a beautiful day. Go walking or running on the sidewalk trails, see the magnificent flower gardens, or just take a swim or boat ride. You really can't go wrong out at Lake Shawnee.
  • 7 mile jogging trail. Flower and rose gardens. Sport complexes. Swim beach. Golf course. Very nice area to hang out for the day. Tennis courts. Paddle boats, playgrounds..
  • Lake Shawnee is such a great place to go for the 4th of July celebration, the hot air balloon festival, and just to hang out at the lake for a picnic and relaxation. There is so much to do, and the playground is another great touch to keep your little kids busy and away from the water while you grill. Whether you are there to hang out on your boat, or to simply relax on the beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of trails to walk on to with a view of the lake so you can quickly make your fitbit happy and have a great excuse to keep walking and walking!
  • My family and I just went to the Lake Shawnee swim beach. The experience at and in the water was fine but when I went to the family changing room I was disgusted by the changing table. I have a two year old and needed to use it but there was ABSOLUTELY no way I was putting my daughter on there (good thing she didn't have a poopy diaper). I even have a changing pad thing that I lay down on clean ones but I didn't even want to put mine in there. It looked filthy and I mean filthy. They also really need little showers or something in there to rinse the sand off.
  • My favorite place to walk my dog. It's 7 miles around the lake. There's is canoes and paddle boats for rent too. Great family outing.
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