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Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Wonderful place for children to play. If you have several it is tough to keep eyes on them when they play in different directions! They do need supervision all in all very nice place..  more »
  • Drove around the lake. There were people parked and sitting on chairs, enjoying the evening. Some people fishing, others out in their boats. The sun was orange and setting. Went to the beach area and....  more »
  • I grew up in lake Manawa. I love this area. So clean and well taken care of. Something for everyone. My son likes the Dreamland play ground. I love the beach. This nature area is filled with deer and turkeys. I don't like how they are charging $5 a car to park at a playground.
  • Excellent place for a run, swim, bike ride or picnic. Picnic Shelter #7 is gorgeous and absolutely worth the $85 rental fee. In college my friends and I used to go to the playground late at night to smoke weed. We always ran into other cool kids who were there doing the same. It was probably the coolest place I ever got high.

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