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Bob Shetler Picnic Area

5600 NW 78th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131-1941
+1 515-276-0873
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What a way to watch the Water

Just around the bend from our house and the granddaughters love to go and watch the water from the... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Rex Z
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Des Moines, Iowa
Wonderful area

People walking, fishing, picnicking, viewing the river and outlet from the dam. Serene. Very family... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
init4keeps
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5600 NW 78th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131-1941
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Just around the bend from our house and the granddaughters love to go and watch the water from the overflow at Saylorville....A great place to get a way for a while and listen to nature...If you like to fish go to the " Bob" and...More

Thank Rex Z
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

People walking, fishing, picnicking, viewing the river and outlet from the dam. Serene. Very family friendly. Lots of fishing done here today. FREE! Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Camping across the road.

Thank init4keeps
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I am reviewing the campground at the Bob Shetler Recreation Area, which is just below the Saylorville Dam. We camped over night in this very nice area. Our site was in an older of the 3 sections of the campground, so we had mature trees...More

Thank Eldereaglewatcher
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This facility has great outdoor recreation including camping, boat launch on the back ponds, playgrounds, sight seeing, nature, and many great birds. Yesterday while visiting I counted 18 Eagles!

Thank David W
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

The Saylorville dam is something to see. It is mesmerizing watching the water come through the dam and then gently flow down the river. There were lots of people camping, fishing, having picnics and playing in the large open areas. There is lots of woods...More

Thank SunnySkiesDSM
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