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Southwest Region
Lake Ahquabi State Park
LAKE AHQUABI STATE PARK
LAKE AHQUABI STATE PARK
1650 118th Avenue
Indianola, Iowa   50125

Phone: 515-961-7101
Reservations: 515-961-7101
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"Ahquabi" is a Sauk and Fox word meaning "resting place," and it is a fitting name for this scenic 770-acre park. The park site was recommended by "Ding" Darling, nationally known Iowa political cartoonist and conservationist, and was dedicated in 1936. Many of its structures were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's and remain available for the enjoyment of park visitors.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
Camping
The campground is located by the lakeshore. There are 141 campsites (85 with electrical hookups), modern rest rooms and showers and two trailer dump stations. Each campsite has a picnic table and fireplace. An organized youth group camping area is inside the main campground in the "non-electric" area. Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. A playground is located near the campground.
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Canoeing
The campground is located by the lakeshore. There are 141 campsites (85 with electrical hookups), modern rest rooms and showers and two trailer dump stations. Each campsite has a picnic table and fireplace. An organized youth group camping area is inside the main campground in the "non-electric" area. Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. A playground is located near the campground.
Boating
Boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats are available for rent through the concessionaire. Bait is also available through the concessionaire.

A modern boat ramp is located at the northern end of the park. Another ramp is located in the campground. Lake Ahquabi is popular with anglers. A number of fishing jetties and a handicapped accessible fishing pier provide great places for a day of shoreline fishing.


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Picnicking
Three open shelters are available for picnics and may be reserved for a fee through the park manager.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 28 Excellent trail around the reservoir
This park has a great 4 mile trail around the reservoir. Its wooded, but not well signposted. Pretty flat.
October 3 Outdoors by basspro23
This place is just a great place to kick back and relax. The fishing for kids is amazing for bluegills!


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Stoney Ridge Cabin Rentals - Derby, IACottages and Cabins
Our cabins are located on my fourteen acres of ground next to Stephens State Forest in south-central Iowa located on the Chariton River bottom approximately 60 miles south of Des Moines in some of Iowa's best white tail and turkey habitat.
Web Site: stoneyridgeoutfitters.com/
23.7 miles from park*
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Lake Ahquabi State Park
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