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Dakins Lake
Parks and Trails
Location: 70613 130th St.
Zearing, IA 50278
Amenities: Bicycling, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Designated Public Hunting Area, Hiking, Kayaking, Pets Allowed, Picnic Tables, and Pond and River Fishing
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Link: Map of Dakins Lake Park and Campgrounds

Dakins Lake is a newly expanded 103-acre park located just north of Zearing in northeast Story County. It has a 20-acre lake stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. The main campground has 12 full hook-up sites ($24 a night) and 17 sites with electricity and water ($17 a night). The primitive campground has 10 electric sites ($15 a night). There is a picnic shelter available for reservation, a shower house, and two miles of trails. It also has a small restored prairie and wooded areas.