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Recreation at Lake O' the Pines

Picnicking activities are available at Lake O' the Pines Day Use Parks and at most beach areas. All have great opportunities for bringing the family out and enjoying a picnic for the day. Most parks have tables grills and areas for enjoying a picnic. Ask at the park gate where the best place would be for the day's events. Picnicking, patrons can also enjoy swimming, volleyball, basketball, and boating activities. Some of the beaches have covered tables for public use.

We have six day use areas most of which require a use fee collected by gate attendants or an honor box. The details are listed below:


# of Picnic Tables




Fee By:

Overlook 3 No No Flush Honor Box
Lakeside 73 Yes Yes Flush Gate/Honor Box
Shady Grove 27 Yes Yes Flush Gate/Honor Box
Alley Creek 3 No No Flush Honor Box
Johnson Creek 39 Yes Yes Flush Gate/Honor Box
Outlet 0 No No Flush None

There are many beaches for swimming opportunities to provide family fun at Lake O' The Pines. Fishing, boating, and skiing are just a few examples of water based activites seen around the lake.

Two volleyball courts are located in Johnson Creek and Lakeside day use areas, and two basketball courts are also availble to the public in Lakeside and Shady Grove. Whether you just need a place to kick back, relax, and wet a hook or are looking for high-speed water fun, Lake O' The Pines has it all!

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