Lake Ahquabi State Park – Indianola, Iowa

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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.

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Information:

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
Bathrooms: Yes
Shade: Yes, shaded shelter and partially shaded trails
Playground: Yes
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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Other things nearby of note:

Annett Nature Center

The Outside Scoop for ice cream
If you’re looking for other places to get outside, check back-in with the interactive map!

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[Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR]

[Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR]

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