My grandfather had this lake built by the Army Corps of Engineers following WWII. Says Mike Poplin
If you came for an overnight stay Shawnee Expo Center is a nice place to camp, and what more enjoyable way to take pleasure in a day than with a fine game of mini golf at Mini Putt. Poplin Dam is a site that is close to Poplin Lake, and if you need a site to stay Comfort Inn & Suites Shawnee is a splendid choice. Having a fine time at Poplin Lake is
easy. South Quapaw Creek is a scenic stream that is worth visiting; why not a little side tour to Green Creek. Nearby lakes? Sure, Shawnee City Lake Number 1 is near Poplin Lake.