Lake Ahquabi State Park is full of frogs and other wildlife, with a long trail loop (approximately 4 miles) around the lake. In addition to hiking trails, there is a sand beach and bridge for fishing. If you’re going to swim, be sure to check out the DNR website for water safety levels.
Name: Lake Ahquabi State Park
Address: 16510 118th Avenue Indianola, IA 50125
Type: Places to hike and place to get wet and places to play
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and partially shaded trails
Trails: Yes, mainly dirt and gravel
Water: Yes, lake beach
Other notes: The playground is by one of the shelters, not by the beach. Swimming beach and marina with kayak and boat rentals. Fishing. Boating ramp. Reserve-able shelters. Trail map: http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/parks/parkmaps/lakeahquabimap.pdf
Official Website: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks-Rec-Areas/Iowas-State-Parks/ParkDetails/ParkID/610149
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