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Address: Owatonna, MN

Owatonna lake complete with a swimming beach.

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Fun and relaxing place to visit.

This lake is a reclaimed gravel pit. I hear the fishing can decent. I just like to hangout here the my 5 year old grandson throwing rocks.

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Dave K
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This lake is a reclaimed gravel pit. I hear the fishing can decent. I just like to hangout here the my 5 year old grandson throwing rocks.

Thank Dave K
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I am in a touring band so this was an awesome little stop off to chill and swim for the afternoon. Really nice little beach and lake. Weather was great. There were a few kids swimming but all in all it was very quiet and peaceful. There is also a nice little grass park area. The water was pretty warm... More 

Thank robkolar
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great little lake attached to a good walking path, You can take a kid to fish, walk the dog , there is even a swimming beach as well. Facilities are available , and plenty of shade trees / picnic tables for picnics. If you go out on the north doc you can always see fish swimming in the water .... More 

Thank Melanie C
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This park offers canoeing, fishing, ice fishing, swimming, play ground, walking trails, and picnic grounds. Great place to bring the family for a fun day.

Thank ekhomme
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Our 7 year old really enjoyed fresh water fishing for the first time off of the dock here. He caught a bunch of sunnys and had a great time. It's not a great big lake, nor one I'd swim in now that I'm an adult, but it's pretty, and nice to have water in town.

Thank A_Miracle_Day
Browns Mills, New Jersey, United States
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

My family had our reunion here. The grounds are clean, over all. There are decent picnic tables but there are only a couple of grills so bring your own, if you can. There is a beach to swim but there is no lifeguard on duty. The restrooms are ok. The township should organize organizations to help maintain the beauty and... More 

Thank Holly B
Waseca, Minnesota, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We went once end of season last year and once this year so far and we just LOVE it!! It is by FAR the cleanest 'lake' I've ever seen. You can see to the bottom. Beautiful big beach, Huge swimming area, nice soft sand bottom, no weeds.....clean clean clean!! No life guards so people had floats and stuff. Nice play... More 

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91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

I take my dogs to Kohlmier to walk. It's barely used Fall, Winter, and Spring during the week. Its also connected to a bike/walking trail, including one that goes 3/4 of the way around the lake. Nice beach, but I wouldn't swim passed June. Gets a little murky.

Thank luciearl
Montrose, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2012

This year is way better than last year! Last year (2011) there were lifegaurds who wouldn't let us do anything and there was goose poop EVERYWHERE. But this year we were pleasantly surprised to find NO life guards and NO goose poop. Yay! We swam for hours each day we went. We could use our floaties and not get yelled... More 

Thank Melanie R
New York City, New York
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164 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Owatonna is the only city in Minnesota that doesn't have a lake, or so we told by our realtor, a native. This "lake" is a joke. It is more of a pond. One side is the "beach" where kids can't run around or splash or scream: things kids naturally do when having fun. If you're looking for a lake in... More 

Thank TravelinSoul

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