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at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park

You can launch canoes or small boats with paddles, oars or electric trolling motors onto Lake Wooldridge from the dam, which is situated 0.25 mile down Loess Hills Trail.

Watercraft Rentals

The park has canoes and one-person kayaks for rent at the park office. Rentals are available during office hours.


Canoes and Kayaks:

  • $10 for two-hour rental
  • $20 for all-day rental

small fishing lake