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Tuttle Creek Boating and Water Sports Whether canoeing, power boating or sailing, Tuttle Creek Lake, the second largest lake in Kansas, has something to offer for all.

Power boaters on Tuttle Creek Lake will enjoy the large main body of the lake on calm days for water skiing and pleasure boating. If the wind blows too hard, McIntire, Carnahan, and Mill Coves, and the face of the dam offer protection from rough water.

Sail boaters can find plenty of room to maneuver on Tuttle Creek Lake's 14-mile fetch of open water on the main body of the lake. The size of the lake combined with the prevailing winds make Tuttle Creek Lake one of the best sailing lakes in Kansas.

Canoeists will find River Pond below the dam a perfect place for paddling.

Big Dawg Marina at Spillway State Park provides fuel, mooring facilities and supplies.

A day use fee of $3 is required to launch at the Corps- managed boat ramp in Tuttle Creek Cove. In lieu of the daily permit an annual pass may be purchased for $30. This pass is good at any Corps of Engineers facility nationwide.

The state parks require a $5 motor vehicle entrance permit. Note that the boat ramps in Fancy Creek and Randolph State Parks are usable only at high lake levels.

Boaters should be aware that hazardous boating areas do occur on Tuttle Creek Lake. Submerged objects are especially prevalent in Tuttle Creek Cove, and between this cove and the dam. Lake levels fluctuate almost daily, so stumps sticking out of the water on one visit may be underwater on the next. When in doubt, ask an experienced boater and go slowly. And be sure to carry a life jacket for everyone on board or being towed. It?s the law, and it?s water wise!


Address: Five miles north of Manhattan on Hwy 24
Phone: 785-539-8511
Our Email: TuttleCreekSP@wp.state.ks.us

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Tuttle Creek Hunting

The Department of Wildlife and Parks managed more than 12,000 acres in the upper reaches of the project. Burned-off wheat stubble and sunflower fields attract doves in early fall. Deer and turkey hunting is good in the woody draws and river bottoms. Fox squirrels , KS Hunting


Tuttle Creek Fishing

Populations of many game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Excellent channel and flathead catfish

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Tuttle Creek Campgrounds

Seven campgrounds are conveniently located around Tuttle Creek Lake. The Corps manages two of these campgrounds in Stockdale and Tuttle Creek Cove Parks. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks manages each of the four state park campgrounds.

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Tuttle Creek Off Road Vehicles

Off-road vehicle enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy their sport at Tuttle Creek. Miles of trails are available at the ORV area near Randolph and at the Motorcycle Area near the Spillway. SPILLWAY CYCLE AREA

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Tuttle Creek Boating and Water Sports

Whether canoeing, power boating or sailing, Tuttle Creek Lake, the second largest lake in Kansas, has something to offer for all.

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