Lake Ripley is a crystal clear spring-fed 500+ acre lake with a fantastic beach-front park available to all to enjoy. The swimming is wonderful. Bring your toys and enjoy at day at the beach!
Lake Ripley Park is stunning. You’ll notice the tennis and basketball courts as you enter. The kids will have a ball at the beach front playground not to mention sand castle building on the beach. There’s even a disc golf course.
There’s plenty of shade trees plus rental of umbrellas are available for those of us that prefer shade.
There’s a concession stand, picnic shelters and bath house on-site.
There is a small fee charged during park hours. Enter off of Park Road (less than a mile from The Victorian).
You’ll also have to check out the cemetery located directly next to Ripley Park. There are graves from the 1800’s. Sounds strange, but it’s very cool! Wander through the hilly site.
If you like to fish, there are plenty of fish in Lake Ripley. You can go get your bait at the J&T Bait Shanty II at the end of Marina Lane.
Lake Ripley is home to largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and other panfish. We advocate catch and release, unless, of course, you catch something big enough to stuff or eat. If you’re a lucky angler, maybe you can catch a really big one – The state record largemouth bass was caught on Lake Ripley and was 11 pounds, 3 ounces.