The swimming beach at Brown’s Lake/Bigelow Park is open for fun in the sun! Enjoy swimming or rent water equipment to try a new activity. Kayaks, pedal boats, and stand-up paddle boards are available to rent at the beach concession stand. Pedal boats are $10 per hour; kayaks and paddle boards are $8 per hour. Must be 18-year-old to rent equipment.

The concession stand also offers refreshments for visitors and beach goers. A variety of drinks,  snacks, and camping items are available for sale.

Brown’s Lake Beach is located at 219 Bigelow Park Road, Salix, Iowa 51052. For more information check our website at