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Bob Shetler Recreation Area

Contact Info
5600 Nw 78Th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131-1941

Phone 1:
515-276-0873
Basics
Number of Sites:
67

Amenities

Basic Amenities
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
Special Features
  • Playground
  • Fishing

Details

Season
Open through Sun Sep 29 2013
Location
Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.70167, -93.68528
41°42'6"N, 93°41'7"W

From I-35, take exit 90 to Ankeny/Oralabor Road and go west for 4.8 miles. The road turns into Highway 415. Turn left onto 37th Street, then turn right onto Horseshoe Road. Turn right and drive across the Saylorville Lake Dam to the campground.

Basic Info
Total Sites:
67
Visitors enjoy Saylorville Lake for its excellent boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

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