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 manag... Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge
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.
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.