• Erica Bass

All You Need to Know about Shawnee Twin Lakes

Updated: Oct 21

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.


A map of the lakes
Shawnee Lakes Map

Glen 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.


Swimming

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.


A fishing dock floats on a choppy lake against a bright orange and deep blue sunset sky with grey clouds dotting the sky.
Boat Dock 1 at Sunset; photo by Vernon A. Hatley

Camping

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!

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