Cheney Lake, KS

Cheney Lake Fishing

Cheney FishingCheney Fishing
Fishing is excellent for channel catfish and white bass, good for crappie, striped bass and wipers, and fair for walleye. Hotspots include walleye along the dam in late March and early April, crappie in brush and cattails in April and May, white bass spawning run upriver in May, and channel catfish ... continue

Cheney Lake Hunting

Cheney Hunting & Wildlife Area
The wildlife area provides public hunting during open seasons. Primary game species are pheasant, quail, rabbit, waterfowl, dove, deer, and turkey. Furbearers such as raccoon, red fox, opossum, skunk, muskrat, beaver, and bobcat are common in the area. Due to habitat development, the wildlife area s... continue

Cheney Lake Camping

Cheney State ParkCheney State Park
The state park is located on the south end of the lake on both east and west shores. Since its completion in 1964, the 1,913-acre park has grown to include 185 electric hookup sites with water, 24 boat launching lanes, four modern pit toilets, eight restrooms with showers, one shelter house with res... continue

Cheney Lake Sailing

Cheney Lake SailingCheney Lake Sailing
Located in windy central Kansas, the lake offers excellent Sailing. In fact, several national sailing regattas have taken place at Cheney. It's a breathtaking site to see more than 100 multi-colored sailboats on the lake at one time. The Ninnescah Sailing Center on the west shore is t... continue

Cheney Lake Trails

Cheney Lake Hiking Trails
A newly completed interpertive trail about 1/2 mile in length, called the Spring Creek Nature Trail, is a trail that takes the hiker through various stages of succession of a Beaver Pond. The trail has 500 feet of elevated walk-way over beaver dams and beside beaver lodges. The Trail starts i... continue

Cheney Lake Fishing Reports

Cheney 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

Cheney Lake Organizations

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, f... continue

About Cheney Lake

Cheney Lake, Kansas
Cheney Reservoir was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1964. It lies in south central Kansas within the North Fork of the Ninnescah River valley. The Ninnescah River is a tributary of the Arkansas River. Its major uses include fish and wildlife management, recreation, flood control, and a water supply for the city of Wichita.

The reservoir complex consists of 9,537 acres of water at conservation pool, 5,249 acres of wildlife area, and 1,913 acres of state park.

Cheney State Park is accessible from numerous roads and includes several boat ramps, marina, camping facilities, fishing, hunting, hiking trails, and is especially a favorite sailing lake being located in the open, flat plains of central Kansas. Open to fishing year-round, predominate fish species include crappie, catfish, and striped bass.