All You Need to Know about Shawnee Twin Lakes
Updated: Jan 7
Shawnee's Twin Lakes Reservoir is located on South Deer Creek in Pottawatomie County. They are municipal lakes owned and operated by the City of Shawnee!
Lake #1 was built in 1935, covers a surface area of 1,336 acres and has 16 miles of shoreline. Lake #2 was built in 1960, has a surface area of 1,100 acres and 9 miles of shoreline. The lakes are connected by a 10-foot-deep canal constructed in 1962.
Isaac Walton Park, established after the opening of Lake #1 in 1935, has a pavilion, 15 camp sites, 8 picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting, and parking.
Glenn Collins Park (formerly called "Stonehenge") was developed by city crews, and is located between the two dams with a pavilion, picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting and parking. To reserve one of the covered pavilions, contact the Shawnee Parks Department at (405) 273-1960, or reserve it online here!
Shawnee Twin Lakes has two designated swimming areas located on Shawnee Lake #1. Swimming is only allowed in Lake #1 and is free of charge.
Isaac Waltons Park located at the dead end of Lake Rd
Glenn Collins Memorial Park located on the West side of Shawnee Lake #1
Boating and Skiing
Boating is allowed on both Shawnee Twin Lakes 1 & 2 and requires a permit. For rate info and to buy online, click here! Personal watercrafts are allowed on Shawnee Lake #1 only. The same boating fees apply. Skiing and tubing are allowed on Shawnee Lake #1 only.
There are 15 designated primitive campsites located at Isaac Walton Park at the dead end of Lake Rd. For rate info and to buy online, click here! No reservations – Occupy site before paying online.
Fishing on Shawnee Twin Lakes
Fishing is allowed on both Lakes 1 & 2 and requires a permit. For rate info and to buy online, click here!