Soak Up the Sun at Dower Lake Recreation Area’s Swimming Beach

Summer wouldn’t be summer without time at the lake. And in Staples, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Dower Lake Recreation Area (DLRA). Located a quick two miles west of town, Dower Lake has everything your family needs for a great day for boating, fishing, and swimming at the lake.

Put the boat in the water for a quiet day of fishing or get the kids laughing as you pull them on a tube. Staples is centrally located to some of the best fishing lakes in our region! Then head to the swimming beach and wiggle your toes in Dower Lake’s sandy shore. Before you leave, remember to take your picture on MN’s longest fishing pier!

Indoor Swimming

Staples Community Center (425 4th St NE, Staples) has a competition-length swimming pool. Programs include lap swimming, exercise classes, and open swim. Hours vary by season. Call (218) 894-2553 for more information.

Timberlake Hotel (1212 2nd Ave NE, Staples) opens its indoor swimming pool for open swim each Thursday and Sunday from 12pm – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm. The cost is $5 per person. Call (218)-895-1300 for more information.