El Dorado Lake, KS

El Dorado Lake Fishing

El Dorado Lake Fishing
El Dorado Reservoir has been stocked wth a variety of sportfish, including walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and bluegill. Other species include flathead catfish, white crappie, white bass, black bullhead, drum and carp. The lower half of the la... continue

El Dorado Lake Trout Fishing

El Dorado Lake Trout Fishing
From October 15 to April 15, rainbow trout are stocked in the Walnut River channel below the dam. The trout are stocked on a bi-monthly rotation and have become a favorite of many local anglers. A trout permit is required to fish in the area and anglers may take a limit of five trout per day. The... continue

El Dorado Lake Hunting

El Dorado Lake HuntingEl Dorado Lake Hunting
The Flint Hills area surrounding El Dorado Reservoir offers excellent opportunities for quail, prairie chicken, dove, turkey and deer. Pheasants are present but their numbers are low. A substantial number of waterfowl is attracted to the reservoir and the department has established a flock a giant C... continue

El Dorado Lake Camping

El Dorado Lake CampingEl Dorado Lake Camping
A variety of campsites are available in El Dorado State Park. Nearly 1,100 campsites in four campgrounds offer visitors utility hookups or primitive sites. Primitive camping is restricted to designated sites; please take your trash with you. The Walnut River Campground is locat... continue

El Dorado Lake Cabins

El Dorado Lake CabinsEl Dorado Lake Cabins
El Dorado State Park is providing log cabins as an alternative camping opportunity. The cabins are availbale to all visitors year-round. They are especially beneficial for individuals who enjoy the facilities provided by the park but would rather not "rough it." You can experience the beauty of t... continue

El Dorado Lake Hiking Trails

El Dorado Lake Hiking/Biking Trails
A variety of trails are available at El dorado State Park. In the Walnut River campground are the Teter Nature Trail, the Walnut Ridge Trail and the Double Black Diamond Mountain Bike Trail. - The Teter Nature Trail is a 3/4 mile long hiking trail which meanders through the scenic F... continue

El Dorado Lake Equestrian Trails

El Dorado Lake Equine TrailEl Dorado Lake Equine Trail
In Loop One of Boulder Bluff is a campground dedicated to the horse enthusiast. Several sites with hitching posts are available and a 12 mile trail parallels the shoreline of El Dorado Lake.... continue

El Dorado Lake Fishing Reports

El Dorado Lake Fishing Report
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: 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 sti... continue

El Dorado Lake Organizations

Kansas Walleye Association
http://kansaswalleye.org/ 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 grand... continue

About El Dorado Lake

El Dorado Lake, Kansas
El Dorado Reservoir is located in an area of rolling terrain made up of croplands, prairies, woodlands, and marshes. The lake provides many attractive areas for water oriented activities such as camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, and hunting. Four recreational areas located near the lake are -- Boulder Bluff, Shady Creek, Bluestem Point, and Lost Lake. The reservoir at conservation pool is 8,000 surface acres of water with approximately 98 miles of shoreline. The average depth of the reservoir is 19 feet.

The U.S. army Corps of Engineers has granted responsibility to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to manage the fisheries and wildlife resources of the area. There are approximately 4,000 acres of land available for public hunting and approximately 2,000 acres of park land for hunting waterfowl and upland game.

There are roads and parking, boat launching ramps, a potable water supply, fireplaces, picnic tables, shelters and showers that are all available to the public.

An overlook structure constructed of native limestone is located on the left bank of the lake adjacent to the buildings and provides an excellent view of the dam and lake. The approach to the overlook is a bridged ramp designed for easy access and use by the handicapped.

Stones and a date block from a local school, constructed in 1897, have been incorporated in the structure and walkway. The schoolhouse was located on a tract of land about one mile NW of the overlook site. The land inundated by the lake was given to the school district by George and Elizabeth Parker, pioneers of Prospect Township. The date block over the door to the old "School District 94" was placed in an approach pillar at the ramp entry. The pillar on the opposite side of the entry contains a metal plaque with a tribute to the pioneers of the area and an inscription about the school.

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