Lovewell Lake, KS

Lovewell Lake, Kansas

Lovewell Lake, just four miles east and 10 miles north of Mankato in Kansas and only eight miles south of Superior in Nebraska provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, with a surface area of 2,980 acres and 43 miles of shoreline.

Nestled in a deep valley, the lake is protected from high summer winds by steep tree-covered hills on the south.

Lovewell State Park is on the lake's north shore providing a full-service office with interpretive center. A marina, boat ramp, designated swimming area, camper hookups and picnic areas are available. Six native log cabins have recently been built that will accommodate up to 8 persons.

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Lovewell Lake Day Use Areasmore

Lovewell Day Use
Lovewell Day UseYou'll discover plenty of variety in the day-use areas. Start your park exploration with the full-service area office and interpretive center at the park's entrance, next step out onto the wildlife habitat overlook, then explore the park on your own. A historic limestone schoolhouse hosts summer church services every Sunday. A seven-station, 14-target archery range is located north of the Cottonwood shower building. Pioneer day-use area activities include a playground, sand volleyball, softball, and horseshoes. Two basketball courts are located west of the marina. The Southwinds swimming beach offers both sun and shade, and more sand volleyball. Picnic facilities are available throughout the day-use areas, as well as concrete shelters that can be reserved.

Several special events are held each year in the state park including a kids fishing derby, fireworks display, sand castle contest, fun day events and campground christmas. Please contact the state park office for dates and details.

Lovewell Lake Campingmore

Lovewell Campgrounds
Lovewell is popular with campers. The area offers excellent shade and provides 117 electric hookup sites, improved primitive sites and primitive camping area, each area open year round. Designated electrical sites may be reserved, and Bluebird Primitive campground is reservable for camping groups. Three shower-toilet buildings, three vault toilets, two year-round freeze-proof water hydrants and tow trailer dump stations are centrally located in the park.

Lovewell Lake Cabinsmore

Lovewell Cabins
Lovewell CabinsSix, reservable camping cabins with rustic appeal are available, each will accommodate eight persons and have divided bedrooms and living quarters.

Lovewell Lake Boatingmore

Lovewell Marina and Ramps
You'll find a full-service marina with double-lane boat ramp and daily or season boat slip rental. A lighted fish cleaning station (with outlets for your electric filet knives), lies west of the marina and limestone school house.

Lovewell Lake Fishing Reportsmore

Lovewell Lake Fishing Report

This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best intentions to help you catch fish. And do remember fishing reports given a few hours ago can change due to a whole list of circumstances. But ---- they are still one of the best ways to determine if fish are biting or not. You might consider calling someone local to find out if the report is still current. Otherwise go and have a good time in participating in the challenge of catching some fish while you have fun fishing!

And if your at your destination for a day or more check out the LASR menu above for local events, attractions and businesses that are there to help make your trip more enjoyable. And thanks to those who do their best to give us great fishing information!


Lovewell Lake Organizationsmore

Kansas Walleye Association

You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas.

The KWA welcomes anglers of all ages. It is tournament fishing for fun. Many of our teams consist of men and women, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, cousins, friends and co-workers.

The 2013 KWA Season starts in May and concludes in mid-June.

Lovewell Lake Map

Lovewell Lake Information

Fees: Park Permit Required

Location: 18 miles northeast of Mankato on US Hwy. 14,

Contact: 785-753-4971

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