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Lone Star Lake


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Swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, fishing and picnicking are just some of the fun activities to enjoy at Lone Star Lake. This scenic lake has a public swimming area, camping facilities, a picnic area with children's playground equipment and a marina. Lone Star Marina rents a variety of boats and is open April 1 to October 1.


Address: 12 miles southwest of Lawrence on Hwy 59
Phone: 785-748-0689
From 23rd and Iowa drive two miles south on 59 Highway. Turn west on Douglas County Road 458 and drive seven miles. Turn south on County Road 1 and drive three miles to Lone Star Lake.

Come visit us in Lawrence, Kansas

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Depot and Visitors Center

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Lied Center at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas' $14.3 million performing arts center will enthrall you with Broadway favorites, magical family entertainment, breathtaking dance and elegant music. Ranked by International Arts Manager Magazine as one of "The Top U.S. University Presenters,"

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Opera House/Liberty Hall

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Watkins Community Museum of History

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Eldridge Hotel

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Things to do Recreation near Lawrence, KS

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Lone Star Lake

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