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Lake Pahoja beach is open for swimming!!!

Lake Pahoja Recreation Area is open year-round and offers a variety of recreation activities such as ice fishing, hunting, biking, bird watching, canoeing, plus a whole lot more.

Lake Pahoja Recreation Area is a 300 acre highly developed multi-use recreation area. It offers a wide variety of activities for all seasons.

Park Features

  • Boating & fishing
  • Swimming beach
  • Rental cabins
  • 6 open picnic shelters
  • Trails
    • A 4-mile hard surface trail encircles the lake for nature and exercise enthusiasts
  • 3 playgrounds
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 2 enclosed lodges
    • Each containing 4-6 picnic tables, a fireplace, and outdoor pedestal grills
  • Basketball court
  • Modern restroom facilities
  • Drinking water

All of our facilities are handicap accessible.

At the northeast end of the lake, there is a 350' x 100' swimming beach and an adjoining restroom for those interested in a little sun and fun!

Supplies and concessions are available at the Entrance Booth. Thirty percent of all Pahoja sales will be placed in a trust account to assist in funding capital projects at the park.

Park Facts

  • Land Area: 228 Acres
  • Total Area: 300 Acres
  • Watershed Area: 3940 Acres
  • Normal Pool: 71.5 Acres
  • Flood Pool: 110 Acres
  • Shoreline Miles (Normal Pool): 2 Miles
  • Dam Type: Earthen Dam
  • Dam Height/Length: 50 Feet x 1/4 Mile
  • Maximum Depth: 35 Feet

Park Hours

6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Park Admission

Annual: $25/vehicle • Weekend: $10/vehicle • Daily: $5/vehicle


1831 Buchanan Ave
Inwood, IA 51240

Map · Lake Pahoja