Has your furry friend been begging for some time in the great outdoors? Make their dreams come true with a trip to Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area. This gorgeous pawperty holds the 1,775 acre Newton Lake and has 540 acres of shoreline and conservation area. Needless to say, your pupster will have plenty of room to roam!
With such a large lake, it should be no surprise that this
woofderful park is a pupular fishing and boating destination. If you have your
own watercraft, use the two lane boat launch to get your vessel into the water
then disembark on a lovely float around the lake. Furtunately for anglers,
Newton Lake is stocked with bass. So whether you are fishing from the shore or
from your boat, your chances of having a fish dinner are pretty great.
Your doggo will be happy to know there are 22 miles of
trails at Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area. So lace up your boots and
get hiking! Explore the puptastic shoreline with your four legged hiker by your
side. Access to the trails can be found at the North Access barking lot. Some
of the trails are for mountain bikes and some allow horseback riders. Check the
signs and help your pupster yield to oncoming traffic, whatever it may be. And
don’t forget to carry some clean up bags and pick up after your pooch.
While there are no camping facilities at Newton Lake, you
will find some picnic shelters, so bring along a sandwich for you and some
biscuits for your dog and enjoy a beautiful outdoor lunch. Make sure to have water to share too! Fun fact- one of the
last remaining prairie chicken flocks calls this place home. If you happen to
come across these feathered friends, make sure your doggo doesn’t chase them!