Catch a day on the lake in Greater Des Moines! Saylorville Lake in Polk City is a Central Iowa retreat for boating, fishing and swimming. Water skiing and wakeboarding. Even paddle boating! The nearby Big Creek State Park is another popular swimming and fishing destination. Gray's Lake near Downtown Des Moines is a hub for water sports and water rentals. Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, sailboats and paddle boards for a few hours of enjoyment on the lake. It's fun in the sun in Greater Des Moines!