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Lake of Three Fires

Near: BedfordIA (Weather)
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10 Difficulty: Easy Trail
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Trail Description The 85-acre park lake is nearly a mile long and a half-mile wide, with scenic inlets ideal for fishing and boating. Surrounding the lake is 691 acres of picturesque woodlands and a number of fishing jetties provide great shoreline access. Anglers can try their luck fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, bullhead and channel catfish. Two boat ramps are located on the lake for convenient lake access. The lake is a "no-wake" lake. A sandy beach area provides swimming fun for everyone as well as a sand volleyball court and playground.There are horseshoe pitching areas located at the beach area near the lodge, the camp area and the picnic area. A large picnic area with tables and grills is nestled under trees close to the lakeshore. Trails The 10-plus miles of multi-use trails in the park snake their way around the lake and can be used by hikers, equestrians and snowmobilers. Take in the many wildlife viewing opportunities. Follow the trails through a variety of habitats -wetland areas around the fringes of the lake, woodlands and prairie remnants.The trail is a combination of grass, rock and
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Campground Equestrian campground with restrooms that provides both nonelectric and electric campsites. Campsites include corrals, hitching posts or holding pens.
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2303 Lake Road
Bedford, IA 50831
Directions From Bedford, go east out of town for 1/2 mile on Hwy 2 then turn north on Lake Road. Go North 3 miles and Lake of Three Fires is located on the west side.
This information was provided by amazingbulldogs on 5/5/2012 5:24:01 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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