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Kennedy Park

Located just minutes from Fort Dodge, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park spans 395-acres and includes the 45-acre Badger Lake and a beautiful 18-hole municipal golf course.

The lake is stocked with large-mouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, blue gill and northern pike. There is a boat ramp and dock and a handicappedaccessible fishing dock. There is also a swimming area, and a large enclosed lodge that can be rented. Kennedy Park also has six open shelters, many shady picnic areas with grills, playground equipment and restroom facilities.

Kennedy Park is also a favorite family campground with 79 sites with electrical hookups. Weekend movies and programs are offered throughout the summer months in the outdoor theater in the campground.

The north side of the park has an intricate network of trails through the diverse habitats where wildlife abounds. The northwest portion of the park contains the Children’s Forest, developed primarily as an outdoor classroom.The park also offers a one-and-one-half mile self-guided interpretive trail, theOak Alley/Turkey’s Foot Nature trail.

Kennedy Park is also a popular winter destination for families offering sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing and ice fishing.Offering a wide array of family fun and outdoor activities, Kennedy Park is recognized as a wonderful recreation area for people of all ages

 
 
 
 

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