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Wilson Hiking and Nature Trails


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Wilson Hiking and Nature Trails The Rocktown Hiking Trail, located in the western part of Lucas Park, is a 3-mile loop trail that begins and ends at the parking lot access area on the east side of Rocktown. The 305-acre area has been registered as a Kansas Natural and Scientific Area by the Kansas Biological Survey in agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The area is characterized by rolling hills with shallow sandy soils, steep slopes along the valley wall, and rock outcroppings. Massive red sandstone rock formations rise 15 to 30 feet above the ground and give the visual impression of a city skyline, hence the name Rocktown. The area is closed to all vehicular traffic. Brochures for this self-guided hike are available at the trail entrance.

Bur Oak Nature Trail

The Bur Oak Nature Trail is a 3/4-mile nature walk located below the dam and adjacent to Sylvan Park. The trail provides visitors with a better understanding of the area's ecology. A brochure describing the stops along the trail is available at the trail head. The Corps of Engineers Office and Information Center located on the northeast corner of the dam has additional brochures concerning Wilson Lake and other Corps lakes.




Admission: Park Permit Required
Address: 8 miles N on K-232 from I-70 Wilson exit
Phone: 785-658-2465
Our Email: WilsonSP@wp.state.ks.us

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Wilson Hiking and Nature Trails

The Rocktown Hiking Trail, located in the western part of Lucas Park, is a 3-mile loop trail that begins and ends at the parking lot access area on the east side of Rocktown. The 305

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Wilson Boating

Whether canoeing power boating or sailing, Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas, has something to offer for all.

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Wilson Campgrounds

Five campgrounds are conveniently located around Wilson Lake. The Corps manages three of these campgrounds in Lucas, Minooka, and Sylvan Parks. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks manages the two State Parks, Wilson State Park and Otoe Park Area.

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Wilson Fishing

Welcome to 9,000 acre Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas. Wilson Lake remains one of the most scenic and better fishing areas in Kansas. Currently, the lake holds two state records, one for walleye and one for striped bass. The stripe bass, an ocean native, reaches weights of over 40

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