TOPEKA -- As KDHE has lowered Lake Shawnee's status to a blue green algae watch, the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove is open beginning July 1 for paddle boat and water trike rentals only. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards will not be rented so as to keep patrons from coming into contact with the water. The floating playground and beach remain closed.
The Adventure Cove is open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Rentals are $8 per hour per boat.