Fall River Lake, KS


Fall River Lake, Kansas

Fall River Dam is located on Fall River, a tributary of the Verdigris River, in Greenwood County, Kansas. The vicinity in which Fall River is located has long been noted for its rolling prairies and tree-dotted valleys, sheltered by limestone-capped ridges. The lake is about a mile wide at the damsite with a surface area of 2,500 acres and stretches up the picturesque Fall River for 15 miles . The scenic beauty of the area with its profusion of native wildlife and vegetation beckons all nature enthusiasts.

Opportunities for outdoor family fun and recreation at the park areas surrounding Fall River include swimming, boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking and sightseeing. Facilities available at these areas include picnic and camping sites, boat ramps, sanitary facilities, etc. You can enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities permitted on the area. Wildlife watching, one of the area's most popular activities, is facilitated by the construction of a waterfowl blind that can be used by visitors wishing to observe and photograph the wildlife in the area wetlands.

Cities Near Fall River Lake

Fall River Lake Fishingmore

Fall River Fishing
Fisheries management has included stockings of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, white bass and channel catfish. White bass fishing is considered excellent, particularly in early spring in both Otter Creek and Fall River above the reservoir. Channel and Flathead Catfishing is often quite good and at times spectacular. The reservoir provides 2,450 surface acres of both fishing and boating opportunity.

Fall River Lake Huntingmore

Fall River Hunting
Most lands and waters at Fall River are open for public hunting with the exception of Kansas State Park lands, developed camping, picnicking areas, dam and project operations sites, and refuge areas.

The area is managed for a variety of game and non-game species. There are 8,632 acres open to public hunting. The hunter will find good populations of dove, quail, deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and waterfowl. Fair populations of prairie chicken offer an opportunity to hunt this unique game bird.

Programs of marsh and water management, farming for wildlife food, native plant restoration, prescribed burning, and timber management are used to provide food and cover for a variety of wildlife.

Fall River Lake Campingmore

Fall River Parks
Fall River ParksPositioned between the crossed timbered area of the Chautauqua Hills to the East and the grasslands of the Flint Hills to the west, this area provides a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. The forested flood plains, the blackjack savannahs and the tallgrass prairies make this a most interesting place to visit.

If you are looking for a primitive camping experience or a relaxing spot to hook up our RV, Fall River State Park offers it. Exceptional scenic spots can be found throughout the park. The developed campsites include modern restrooms and shower facilities as well as electric and water campsite hookups.

The park season generally runs April 15 through October 15. The shower building at Fredonia Bay remains open until the first week in November, with water and electric also available until November 1st at RV sites. The visitor will find all facilities at the park open for their pleasure between these dates. The park, as well as electric campsites, are open all year for those campers wishing to enjoy the off season.

CORPS OF ENGINEERS PARKS:

Damsite(Class A): Dam Site park is located directly below the dam adjacent to the outlet channel. Well established shade trees and good fishing is the hall mark of this park. We are committed to insuring that your stay is pleasant and at a reasonable price. Volunteer camp hosts are used to help us keep our parks clean and presentable for our visitors. Facilities include: Designated Campsites, Electrictiy/Water/No Water, Drinking Water, Restrooms, Showers, Trailer Dump Station, Picnic Area, Playground, Group Shelter.

Park Open: April 1 - October 31
12 Primitive Sites, Fee $10.00; 8 Sites, Elec/No Water, Fee $14.00; 13 Sites, Elec/Water, Fee $17.00

Rock Ridge North (Class B): North Rock Ridge is a large open park with camping near the water. It boasts lots of space for young legs to stretch. Facilities include: Designated Campsites, Electricity/Water/No Water, Drinking Water, Restrooms (No Shower), Trailer Dump Station, Hiking Nature Trail, Boat Ramp.

Park Open: April 1 - October 31
19 Primitive Sites, Fee $8.00; 23 Sites, Elec/No Water, Fee $12.00; 2 Sites, Elec/Water, Fee $15.00

Whitehall Bay (Class A): Whitehall Bay is located on the north side of the reservoir and is situated between two arms of the lake. All campsites are well shaded and are located very near the water. A sandy swimming beach is located just below may of these camp sites. Summer time is a good time to visit this park. A cooling breeze is nearly always available and the waters edge is just a few steps from your camper. Facilities include: Designated Campsites, Electricity/Water/No Water, Restrooms, Showers, Drinking Water, Trailer Dump Station, Swim Beach, Boat Ramp, Group Shelter.

Park Open: April 1 - October 31
1 Primitive Site, Fee $10.00; 14 Sites, Elec/No Water, Fee $14.00; 11 Sites, Elec/Water, Fee $16.00.

Fall River Lake Nature Trailsmore

Fall River Trails
Fall River TrailsTwo new trails have recently opened in the park. Casner Creek has some beautiful fall wildflowers and is a great trail for the wildflower enthusiast! Turkey Run Trail takes the hiker and mountain biker through both prairie and woodland. These two trails round out the other three trails offered at Fall River State Park.

Fall River Lake Birdwatchingmore

Fall River Wildlife Viewing
The vicinity in which Fall River Lake is located has long been noted for its rolling prairies and tree-dotted valleys, sheltered by limestone-capped ridges. The lake is about a mile wide at the damsite and stretches up the picturesque Fall River for 15 miles. The scenic beauty of the area with its profusion of native wildlife and vegetation beckons all nature enthusiasts.

For birdwatchers there are more than 400 species of birds in the area, including migratory waterfowl, the bald eagle, the great horned owl, and other species that spend the summers in Kansas, as well as those inhabiting the area year round. In the spring and again in the fall there are wildflowers in the open pastures, along fence rows and in the wooded areas. Hedgerows and former farmsteads produce persimmon, osage orange, redbud, and dogwood.

Wildlife watching, one of the area's most popular activities, is facilitated by the construction of a waterfowl blind that can be used by visitors wishing to observe and photograph the wildlife in the area wetlands.

Parts of the wildlife area are maintained as wildlife sanctuaries and closed to the public. Visitors should be aware of the refuge areas and that vehicle traffic is restricted to the roadways and parking lots. A park naturalist is on staff in the summer months to help visitors learn about the native wildlife.

Fall River Lake Fishing Reportsmore

Fall River 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 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!

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Fall River Lake Organizationsmore

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 grandchild, cousins, friends and co-workers.

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


Address: 1314 N. Wilshire Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: 620-662-0296
Our Email: webstert@kansaswalleye.org
Our Website:kansaswalleye.org

Fall River Lake Map

Fall River Lake Information

Fees: Park Permit Required

Location: 4 miles N of Fall River off Hwy 400

Contact: 620-637-2213

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