Pomona Lake, KS

Pomona Lake, Kansas

Pomona Lake provides opportunities for a large variety of recreational activities on nearly 10,500 acres of public land surrounding the lake. The Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks operate and maintain campgrounds, boat ramps, picnicking facilities, swimming beaches, nature trails, information centers and other recreational facilities. These facilities provide excellent settings for camping, picnicking, sightseeing, hunting, fishing, power boating, sailing, swimming and water sports, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Cities Near Pomona Lake

Pomona Lake Fishingmore

Pomona Fishing
Pomona FishingFishermen have had great successes in recent years at Pomona Lake. State record Flathead catfish and Wiper were taken from Pomona waters in recent years. Crappie are plentiful in the 4,000 plus acre reservoir and can be caught in great numbers seasonally when water conditions are just right. These fish are most vulnerable in the spring. Crappie become shore-bound by lake April and fishing becomes hot and heavy by May. Spring fishing methods differ from summer because the crappie are spawning near shore among submerged brush and rocks. Jigs may also be fished with white or red twister tail grubs.

Channel catfish can be located at almost any location on Pomona Lake. Some of the most popular sites are located in Cedar park, and the outlet channel. Cedar park is located on the north side of the lake. There are many "snags" surrounding the campground which provide excellent structure for fish. The outlet channel is located below the dam. Timing is important if you fish the outlet channel. Fishing is best when releases are high or when the release rate has just been cut back.

Early in the spring White Bass can be caught in large numbers along riffles in the Dragoon Creek. Several fish feeding stations are operated on the lake to provide high-quality fishing opportunities. These feeding stations operate on timers distributing fish food that aids in attracting all types of fish during day and night hours.


Pomona Lake has one handicapped fishing dock located in Michigan Valley Park adjacent to Northshore Marina.


The Corps has paved boat ramps at the following locations: Management Park, North Shore Marina, Adams Grove, 110–Mile Park, Carbolyn Park and the Dragoon Access area. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks operates several boat ramps within the Pomona State Park. An unimproved launch is located in Cedar Park.

Pomona Lake Campingmore

Pomona Camping
Pomona CampingParks managed by the Corps of Engineers and the Pomona State Park have more than 653 total camp sites, including 346 with electrical and water hookups and 307 without utilities. A variety of campsites are present in all park areas that have abundant shade, a view of the lake, nearby playground equipment, and nearby fishing and boating. Six of the parks have shower facilities. Many have coin laundry, security patrol, reservable picnic and group camp areas and are close to full service marinas for boating needs.


Carbolyn Park - (Corps of Engineers) Fees include $14.00 electric, and $10.00 non-electric from May-September. The campground is located on the west side of the lake just off of U.S. Hwy 75. The campground has a total of 29 sites, 26 electric and 3 primitive. Carbolyn Park offers a boat ramp, dump station, shower-houses, and a playground.

Cedar Park - (Corps of Engineers) This park is a free campground, which is open all year. Cedar park offers 8 primitive campsites, with access to a rock base boat ramp. The park is located on the north side of the lake.

110-Mile Park - (Corps of Engineers) This park is a free campground, which is open all year. The park is located on the north side of the lake. The park offers 30 campsites, with access to a concrete based boat ramp, courtesy dock, and 2 water hydrants. The park also has two trails, the first the Witch's Broom Nature Trail, this trail is a short 20 minute walk. The second is the Blackhawk trail, which is approximately 33 miles long, this trial is used by horses, bikers, and walkers.

Wolf Creek Park - (Corps of Engineers) Fees include $14.00 per night for electric, and $10.00 per night for non-electric sites from May-September. The campground is located a few miles west of Pomona Dam Road on the north side of the lake. The facilities include 44 electric and water, and 43 primitive sites, shower house, reservable group camp, playground, and a dump station.

Michigan Valley Park - (Corps of Engineers) Fees include $16.00 prime, $14.00 electric, and $10.00 for primitive. The campground is located adjacent to the dam on the north side of the lake. If your are looking for a campground where there is something for every member of the family then Michigan Valley Park is the place. This park offers 53 sites with water and electric hookups and 38 primitive sites. The campground has a swim beach and is adjacent to North Shore Marina and boat ramp. All campsites are within easy walking distance of lakeshore fishing. The campground includes two shower buildings, dump station, three group picnic shelters (two of which are reservable), a basketball court and an amphitheater for special events.

Outlet Park - (Corps of Engineers) Fees include $14.00 for a site with electric and water. The campground is located below the dam on the south side of the lake. The park offers 36 electric and water sites. The campground includes a shower house, dump station, playground, and one reservable picnic shelter.

Wolf Creek Group Camp - (Corps of Engineers) Fees include $100.00 per night. The group camp has 24 sites with electric and water. There is a large picnic shelter adjacent to the group camp area.

Wigger Group Camp - (Corps of Engineers) Fees include $30.00 per night. The group camp has primitive sites only and a sand beach.

Reservations can be made for the Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Pomona Reservoir through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) by using the toll-free number (877) 444-6777, or by logging onto the Internet at http://ReserveUSA.com . Reservations may be made up to 240 days (group campsites 360) in advance. There is no charge, but normal user fees will be charged by credit card at the time the reservation is made.

Pomona Lake Water Sportsmore

Pomona Swimming and Water Sports
Pomona Swimming and Water SportsPomona Lake provides great boating, water skiing, swimming, sailing, jet skiing and sail boarding. Two marinas serve the lake with North Shore Marina near Michigan Valley Park on the north end of the dam and Lighthouse Bay Marina on the south shore of the lake within the State Park. Both provide fuel, fishing supplies and bait, boat rentals and a variety of convenience food items. Lighthouse Bay Marina also provides a snack bar and heated fishing dock. Michigan Valley Park and the Pomona State Park have public swimming beaches for sunbathers and swimmers.

Pomona Lake Trailsmore

Pomona Hiking, Biking, & Equestrian Trails
The Black Hawk Trail that begins in 110-mile Park. This trail passes through a variety of wooded, riparian and grassland areas. This trail passes through one of the most westerly stands of oak-hickory forest. The trail is 32 miles long and is close to camping areas in 110 Mile Park and Cedar Park. A reservable horse camp in 110-Mile Park provides ample room for horse trailer parking.

The Deer Creek Nature Trail is 1/4 mile in length and is located in Outlet Park on the south end of Pomona Lake Dam. The trail winds along deer creek and through a heavy wooded streamside environment.

The Witches' Broom Nature Trail is located in 110-Mile Park and is 1/2 mile long. The trail is located in an oak/hickory timber stand, a rare find in the state of Kansas.

Pomona Lake Nature Trailsmore

Pomona Nature Trails
For the casual hiker there are two nature trails at Pomona Lake. The Deer Creek Nature Trail is located in Outlet Park on the south end of the dam. This trail is 1/4 mile in length and is relatively easy hike. A trail guide is available to interpret some unique natural features of the area. The Witches Broom Nature Trail is located in 110 Mile Park and winds for 3/4 of a mile through hilly, wooded terrain along the shoreline of Pomona Lake.

Pomona Lake Huntingmore

Pomona Hunting
Pomona HuntingHunters will find upland game plentiful on lands surrounding the lake. Bobwhite quail, rabbit, squirrel, white-tail deer, and migratory waterfowl are plentiful at Pomona Lake. Many furbearers and non-game birds are also abundant. Moist-soil wetlands have been recently constructed on some 4,500 acres of public hunting lands managed by the Corps of Engineers. These areas are seasonally flooded to provide needed resting and feeding acres for migratory birds and quality furbearer habitats. On farm lands managed by the Corps a portion of the crop is left unharvested for wildlife. Hunters can expect good hunting conditions on most of these managed lands with low to moderate hunting pressure.

Pomona Lake Fishing Reportsmore

Pomona 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!


Pomona 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.

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

Pomona Lake Map

Pomona Lake Information

Fees: Park Permits Required

Location: KS Hwy 31

Contact: 785-453-2201

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