Wilson Lake, KS



Wilson Lake Fishing

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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 pounds in... continue

Wilson Lake Hunting

Wilson Hunting
The lake attracts thousands of waterfowl in the spring and fall. Ring-necked pheasants, bobwhites, white-tailed deer, and cottontails provide a challenge for fall hunters. More than 9,000 acres of land are available for public hunting at Wilson. ... continue

Wilson Lake Camping

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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. Wilson State Park is consider... continue

Wilson Lake Boating

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Whether canoeing power boating or sailing, Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas, has something to offer for all. Boaters on Wilson Lake will enjoy the large main body of the lake on calm days for water skiing and pleasure boating. Sail boaters can find plenty of room to maneuver... continue

Wilson Lake Trails

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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 w... continue

Wilson Lake Mountain Biking

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The Switchgrass Bike Trail is available for mountain bikers to pursue this increasingly popular activity. The trail was recently opened and loops a four-mile path over hills and rocks, with the trialhead located at the Switchgrass Restroom parking lot. The trail is rated as an intermediate level and... continue

Wilson Lake Fishing Reports

Wilson Lake Fishing Reports
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

Wilson 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 grandchild, c... continue

About Wilson Lake

Wilson Lake, Kansas
Wilson Lake is an important recreational resource for many of the surrounding towns. It is a 9,100-acre lake and has over 100 miles of beautiful shoreline. Considered to be a premier striped bass and smallmouth bass lake, fishing is the top pleasure at Wilson Lake, but there are more things to do.

Five parks are provided for your enjoyment. These areas include showers, boat-launching ramps, overnight camping pads, fresh water, picnic tables, grills, swim beaches, group shelters, sand volleyball courts, and playground equipment. There is also mountain biking, boating, swimming, bird watching, and much more. For those into mountain biking, a new bike trail was recently opened and loops a four-mile path over hills and rocks. The trail is rated as an intermediate level and has some technical sections. The surrounding hills provide good climbs and hair-raising descents. Those looking for a relaxing time can check out the Bur Oak Nature Trail located below the dam at Lake Wilson. It is short, but an enjoyable nature trail that is 3/4 of a mile and has information about the surrounding community?s ecosystem.

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