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Lake Keomah State Park

2720 Keomah Lane

Lake Keomah State Park is 366 acres of beautiful woods and water. Lovely shaded picnic areas are nestled between the arms of the 83 acre man-made lake.

During the summer the open water, grasslands, deep woods and marshy areas provide habitat for all types of wildlife. Hikers along the park's scenic hiking and nature trails may catch a glimpse of bullfrogs blowing and puffing bass solos, a great blue heron wading the shallows in search of minnows, or a covey of quail rising at the approach of human footsteps. In the fall, the lake is surrounded by a mass of color from a variety of trees and shrubs.

"Keomah" may sound like an Indian name, but it is not. The name is derived from the first syllables of the two counties that helped finance the park over 50 years ago --Keokuk and Mahaska. A portion of the south side of the lake was reserved for private development and many homes dot this side of the lake. The park was dedicated in 1934. Many of its facilities were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).


Steffi Gursky

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Extremely relaxing! The water has been clear with very little algae. It's the best I've seen it in years. The only negative is the beach - it could use a good cleaning 😊


Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Really enjoyed our stay. The hiking trail around the lake was very diverse and picturesque. Canoeing was real fun. The boat rental lady was awesome! Would definitely recommend.

jeff fisher

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Great park, secluded, great view. Camping is reasonable and clean

Brit Trotter

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This past weekend my sister and her family went swimming there and were covered in nasty little clear worm like things. It ended up being a severe form of bacterial parasite. Her little brother has suffered from a horrible itchy rash and while at the doctor, they were told 15 other people had been there within the past week with the same problem due to this lake! The fish have been infected too so please dont eat anything you catch while fishing!!!!

Carla Belgarde

Thursday, June 7, 2018
What is going on with the water bacteria? Has it been taken care of yet? June 2018

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