Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

category : Hunting
The Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Commission has a license to 1,472 acres of the project lands for wildlife management. The licensed area is known as the Otter Creek Game Management Area, and is managed primarily for bobwhite quail, mourning dove, greater prairie chicken, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, and deer. Like the USFWS, Wildlife and Parks requires all hunters to use steel shot only. Some regulations may differ in Corps areas. Additionally, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages approximately 18,500 acres on the upper end of the reservoir.

Public hunting is only allowed on Otter Creek Wildlife Area. Only portable or floating hunting blinds or blinds constructed of natural materials are allowed. Tree stands are allowed, but they must be portable and must be removed within 14 days after the hunting season.

Portions of the USFWS Flint Hills National Refuge are closed to public access during certain dates. Be sure you can identify the various areas on the reservoir before your outing.

Target practice is not allowed on Otter Creek Wildlife Area.

Address: 3 miles N and 1 mile W of Burlington, KS off Hwy 75
Phone: 620-364-8613
Fax: 620-364-8638

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John Redmond Fishing

Frequent flooding and resultant high reservoir levels makes fisheries management challenging. Flushing of fish through the dam gates does occur, and fish are numerous in the spillway below the dam. All anglers fishing in the spillway are required to wear personal floatation devices.

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John Redmond Corps Parks

John Redmond Reservoir has five recreation parks which provide camping and picnicking facilities. These facilities include camping units (table, cooker, lantern stand, and parking pad)

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John Redmond ORVs

Two popular areas are the Otter Creek Offroad Vehicle Area and the Hickory Creek Trail. The Otter Creek ORV area is located at the west end of the dam and provides 140 acres of trails for dirtbikes and atvs. The area is open from sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

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John Redmond Hiking and Horseback Riding

The Hickory Creek Trail is a multi-use trail for the hiker, horseback rider, and mountain biker. The trail length is currently 16 miles but with the placement of two bridges to cross the branches of Hickory Creek it is planned to lengthen the trail to over 30 miles.

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