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Kennedy Memorial Park Fort Dodge, Iowa

Kennedy Memorial Park

3232 1st Ave South, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501Kennedy Memorial Park view on map
Distance from hotel: 1.31 miles
Category: Attractions, Family, Business

Encounter Nature & Outdoor Recreation at Kennedy Memorial Park

One of the largest outdoor recreation areas in Northwest Iowa, Kennedy Memorial Park in Fort Dodge offers 400 acres of lakeside beauty. Centered around Badger Lake where visitors can fish, sail, and canoe, Kennedy Memorial Park is an easy 15-minute drive from the hotel. Spend a day exploring nature in the butterfly garden or viewing and feeding birds. Swim and float along the beach or hit the links on the 18-hole Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. Kennedy Park also boasts two miles of tranquil hiking trails, children's activities, including a playground and forest area, and open green spaces perfect for grilling and picnicking.





Daily: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.


  • Fishing
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Golfing
  • Sledding & Cross-Country Skiing
  • Picnicking
  • Nature & Wildlife Viewing


  • Picnic Tables & Grills
  • Lakeside Municipal Golf Course
  • Cabins
  • Children's Forest & Playground
  • Butterfly Garden & Bird Blind
  • Dog Training Area
  • Softball Field
  • Volleyball Court
  • Boat Ramp & Fishing Dock
  • Reception & Nature Center
  • Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater & Shelter


  • What are the fishing conditions at Badger Lake?

    A man-made 53-acre lake, Badger Lake is open for year-round fishing, including ice fishing during the winter, with a convenient boat ramp and handicap-accessible fishing dock. Badger Lake is populated with a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, bluegill, and crappie.
  • Is camping allowed at Kennedy Memorial Park?

    Kennedy Memorial Park is one of the most popular sites for camping in Northwest Iowa, with a large campground featuring 80 sites in the shade. Visitors can also reserve a cabin, which sleeps up to five guests, throughout the year.

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