Walton Lake is a smaller reservoir in Jefferson County in the city of Fairfield, Iowa. It is 70 acres in size and offers its residents a quiet, private environment. You are only 4.5 hours from the windy city of Chicago, two hours to Des Moines, and 3.5 hours to St. Louis, Missouri.
The Walton Club rests on the southern shore of Walton lake and has an 18-hole golf course for all levels to enjoy.
You can also visit the Fairfield Golf & Country Club if you would like a change of scenery. It is the oldest country club west of the Mississippi and offers a golf course, swimming pool, and a restaurant.
There are two smaller parks nearby Walton Lake. The Chautauqua Park and Lamson Woods State Preserve are great places to walk, picnic, and enjoy the local wildlife.
If you want to make a trip to a bigger city, Des Moines is the perfect spot.
Visit the Blank Park Zoo and admire animals from all over the world on 49 acres of habitat. Are you more of a plant than an animal lover? Visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, which has seven acres of outdoor gardens.
If you enjoy architecture, the Iowa State Capitol building is truly magnificent. With a large, gold dome, detailed columns, and picturesque landscaping, you will be blown away with history, you can discover this unique building.
Wineries, local farms, markets, restaurants, and retail stores are abundant throughout Des Moines.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Sun Valley Lake is an excellent choice.