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Lake Shawnee
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Twice cited by the tourism industry as a top travel destination in Kansas, Lake Shawnee is visited by more than 1 million people each year for festivals, ball tournaments, golf, boating, fishing and camping or just to hike the Lake Shawnee Trail and visit Ted Ensley Gardens. Shelter houses available for rent, playgrounds, tennis courts and sand volleyball round out the fun.

Lake Shawnee was built as a Work Progress Administration project. Construction began in 1935 and was completed on Sept. 3, 1939, when more than 5,000 fishermen celebrated the opening day.

View the Lake Shawnee Map.

Amenities, Attractions and other Resources:  

Adventure Cove 
Bettis Family Sports Complex
Heated Fishing Dock
Lake Shawnee Girls Softball Complex
Shawnee Boat & Ski Club
Ted Ensley Gardens
Topeka Rowing Association
Yacht Club

Contact Us
Lake Shawnee

3137 SE 29th St.
Topeka, KS 66605

Ph: (785) 251-6800

6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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