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Enjoy nature at Tingley Beach in the heart of the Duke City

Duck pond
Duck pond
Suzanna Chavez

Tingley Beach is a favorite relaxing and sunshine-soaking spot for Duke City residents. It’s a destination for the whole family to enjoy and is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Tingley Beach comprises of three fishing ponds, walking paths and recreational rentals available. Ducks freely mill around the beach often snacking on bread from visitors.

The ponds are stocked throughout the year with trout and catfish. The catch and release pond is popular among many fly fishermen and the little ones, 12 and younger, will have fun at their very own pond. Those interested in taking fish home will enjoy the central pond, which allows bait and lures. A fishing license is required.

The beach offers more fun than just fishing. From Memorial through Labor Day, pedal boats are available for rent as well as bicycles. The walking paths are also equipped with fitness courses and leashed dogs are welcomed. Although there is a café onsite, which is opened seasonally and features various snacks, visitors can bring their own. There are plenty of tables and grassy areas to enjoy a picnic.

There are clean bathrooms, water fountains and an arcade, too. Tingley Beach is opened year round from sunrise to sundown and there is no admission fee to enjoy nature at its greatest.