Picnicking Shoreline picknicking is available at numerous locations on the large lake and at the main parking lot near the park entrance. Fire grills and picnic tables are located at these areas for families to enjoy a day at the lake. Restrooms are available at the entrance, concession and the boat ramp at the large lake. Bicycling Bicyclists can enjoy a two-mile, paved scenic bike loop, which runs alongside the parks roadways. The bike loop connects with the 12-mile Summerset bike trail. The parks bicycle loop connection is located at the midpoint of Summerset Trail which connects the communities of Carlisle and Indianola. Mountain Biking Plans are in place to create a premier mountain biking trail system in the park. When completed, five miles of trails will provide a variety of challenges and opportunities for beginning riders to advanced riders. Boating and Fishing Banner Lakes provide fishing enthusiasts excellent fishing and boating opportunities. The south lake is central Iowas only trout fishery, from October through May. Trout ranging from 1/2 pound to 10 pounds in size are stocked each year. Iowa residents and nonresidents must pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Other species in both lakes include channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. A number of shoreline fishing opportunities are located on the south lake and both lakes have new single-lane boat ramps and associated parking. Motor regulations are any size motor at no wake speed. Nearby Shooting Range and Public Hunting Banner shooting range adjoins the park. The range has undergone renovation and now provides updated range facilities including sheltered shooting benches and a hard surface parking lot. The ranges hours of operation are posted on the departments website at www.iowadnr.com/law/index.html. Future plans for the range include a concession operation to manage the range and provide snacks and beverages for range users, park visitors and bicyclists. The range also adjoins Middle River Wildlife Area which provides outstanding public hunting opportunities on 1,000 acres.