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Been coming here for years. When my kids were young, once a month all three of us would walk along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peru, Illinois
Quiet park for relaxation or walking or eating

We stopped here to eat a lunch we bought elsewhere to-go. There are picnic tables, a shelter... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1501-1698 Chartres St, Peru, IL 61354
+1 708-771-1330
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for years. When my kids were young, once a month all three of us would walk along the shore and clean up with garbage bags. Fishing is great here

Thank totohandala
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We stopped here to eat a lunch we bought elsewhere to-go. There are picnic tables, a shelter picnic area, a walking trail. It's a surprise to find in Peru. A good size park.

Thank OK2234
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Love how this park is hidden, what a great find. Beautiful lake, a great walk. No dogs allowed though, just a heads up. Has a wonderful playground on sand for the kiddos. There is a sheltered area with picnic tables as well. The whole family...More

1  Thank MamaSarahHou
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Peru was an overnight stop on our trip to South Dakota and after a long day of driving we wanted to stretch our legs, preferably somewhere outside since it was a nice day. We checked Google Maps and found Baker Lake Park and off we...More

Thank HootieToo
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for outdoor activities. Paved sidewalk trail around the lake approx 1 mile. Well maintained playground and bathrooms. Fishing is ok -especially nice for kids. No dogs or boats allowed.

Thank nancyreview
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely Park. you can walk, run, inline skate, bicycle, etc, around the park path. You can fish and picnic. Lovely landscaping. Only down-side: No dogs allowed. But they do have a special event each year, you can bring your dogs, it's a fund-raiser for a...More

1  Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Baker Lake is only a 5 minute drive from the hotels on the 251 exit of I-80. Nice paved path, good place for a walk or run.

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just make sure you don't get caught in the YMCA basketball dispute cross fire between the out of town warring fractions. LOL

Thank Wally45
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a park built around a man made lake. It has a paved walking/biking path that goes all the way around. A few shelters and good public restrooms.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Just a really nice relaxing walk around a well kept inner city lake. The fake coyotes keep the pesky geese away!! One lap around is equal to 9/10 of a mile, and is both walker, runner and biker friendly!! Don't leave out the fishing in...More

1  Thank D8144SDkarenk
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7 March 2017|
Response from Martha H | Reviewed this property |
I believe fishing is the only recreation that is allowed on Baker Lake. It has a nice paved path for walking that is about 1 mile long, no dogs are allowed either.