Leonard J. Yahr County Park (Erler Lake) Self-Serve Kayak, Paddleboard, & Canoe Rentals are available daily 7am to Dark


Erler Lake is the perfect lake for new paddlers and families to enjoy! You can expect a quiet and calm paddle experience anywhere on the lake since motorized boats are not allowed. From the launch, you begin to explore the largely uninhabited shoreline that offers excellent photo and fishing opportunities along the way. As you take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery around you, keep an eye out for turtles, birds, and other wildlife! Fish include Panfish and Largemouth Bass. The lake is 35 acres with a maximum depth of 34 feet. You will need either a Washington County Park Sticker ($30) or Daily Pass ($5) to enter.


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When you need a break on land, the Park offers these great amenities:

• Swimming Beach

• Fishing Pier

• Picnic Areas

• Hiking Trail

• Kayak/Canoe Launch

• Playground

• Heated Restrooms

• Prairie Area