Lake Pahoja Recreation Area
This 282 acre area provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for the public’s enjoyment. The 72 acre lake, which is surrounded by restored habitats, has excellent angling opportunities for large-mouth bass, blue-gill, and channel catfish fishermen. A concrete boat ramp provides an easy and quick access. Only electric trolling motors, oars, and paddles are permitted on this beautiful lake due to its size. There are paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks available to rent if needed. Along with fishing, there is a designated swimming area that can be utilized during park hours, although lifeguards are not provided. The beach area has both basketball and volleyball courts near by. The area offers a total of 71 camp sites including 8 modern electrical/water and 63 modern electrical. For group gatherings, the park has 2 enclosed shelter houses along with 6 open shelters, as well as a scout area for any scout groups use. Throughout the park you will find 3 playgrounds, numerous picnic tables, pedestal grills, picnic shelters, 3 sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, a 9 hole disc golf course, 4 modern restrooms, and 3 vault toilets. There are 6 modern rental cabins available year round overlooking the lake, along a 3.5 mile long concrete bike trail that encircles the lake and a variety of natural habitats including shoreline, prairie, native trees and shrubs, and a food plot. Public Hunting is allowed in season on a portion of the area. Loaded weapons are only allowed on these designated areas. Reservations and availability for Cabins and Shelters can only be made by contacting the Lyon County Conservation Administration Center at 712-472-2217
Located 4 miles south and 2 miles west of Larchwood.