Waconda Reservoir Facilities

food nearby lodging nearby primitive campsites bait and tackle maps available public facilities swimming boatramps hiking/nature trails canoeing information licence required

Box 298, Glen Elder, KS 67446; State Park (785)545-3345 or Wildlife (785)781-4884. Located 2 miles east of Downs. Nearest highway, U.S. 24. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Available species include walleye, crappie, white bass, hybrid striped bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing minor fluctuations. Reservoir peaks at 12,600 surface acres. Fishing season is year-round.

  Waconda Lake  
  Pick-Sloan MBP  
(managing entity)
Kansas Department of Wildlife
and Parks
  900 Jackson ST Suite 502  
  Topeka KS 66612-1220  
Land Area (acres) Total 15307
  Developed Public Use 215
  Undeveloped 15089
Water Surface (acres) Total 12602
  Available for Recreation 12602
Shoreline (miles) Total 100
  Available for Recreation 100
Fees Area Entrance yes
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas yes
  Boat Launch Facilities yes
  Parking yes
  Other yes
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 5
  Campsites 140
  Tent Only Campsites 298
  RV Hookups 140
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities yes
  Picnic Areas 1
  Picnic Tables 400
  Picnic Shelters 15
  Swimming Beaches 2
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 8
  Boat Launch Lanes 8
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 100
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 8
  Picnic Areas 3
  Other Locations 3
Toilets Campgrounds 10
  Picnic Areas 1
  Other Locations 7
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 2
  Boat 0

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