Shawnee Twin Lakes
The Shawnee Twin Lakes, on South Deer Creek in Pottawatomie County, 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. The Glen Collins Park formerly called "Stonehenge" was developed by city crews, is located between the two dams, and has a pavilion, picnic areas with grills, swimming, restrooms, lighting and parking. To reserve one of the covered pavilions, contact the Shawnee Parks Department at 878-1529.
Shawnee Twin Lakes has two designated swimming areas located on Shawnee Lake #1.
1. Isaac Waltons Park located at the dead end of Lake Rd.
2. Glenn Collins Memorial Park located on the West side of Shawnee Lake #1. Swimming is only allowed in Lake #1 and is free of charge.
Boating and Skiing
Boating is allowed on both Shawnee Twin Lakes 1 & 2 and requires a permit.
Annual boating permit - $26.00
Daily boating permit - $7.00
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.
Camping fee - $5.00 per site for two tents.
No reservations – Occupy site before paying online.
Fishing is allowed on both Shawnee Twin Lakes 1 & 2 and requires a permit.
Annual fishing permit - $15.00
Daily fishing permit - $3.00