Lake Atwood

category : Recreation
Lake Atwood Lake Atwood is a beautiful 43 acre Lake at the north end of town. It is encircled by a lighted walking path with a unique covered walking bridge. The Lake is surrounded by magnificent old cottonwood trees, shaded campsites and picnic areas. One can enjoy the many aspects of the Lake, walking, fishing, canoeing, lounging in the shade, even feeding the many species of water fowl that consider Lake Atwood their home.

There are camper hookups and bathroom and shower facilities are available. On the northwest edge of the Lake site The Old Depot, an inviting gift shop that houses crafts and antiques.

The Hayden Nature Trail occupies the West Lake area. It is a natural wildlife habitat that is enjoyed by all and used by area schools for studying wildlife.

The Atwood Country Club and Golf Course is just across the road north edge of Lake Atwood.

Summer time offers the excitement of the Lake Atwood 10 Mile, the Oldest Road Race in Kansas, the oldest Road Race in Kansas and a Top 10 Road Race in the country, as well as other exciting events such as the Early Rod Run, or just a relaxing day at the Atwood Swimming Pool. Perhaps you will catch that legendary Lake Atwood catfish that has been eluding anglers of all ages for years.

Whatever your recreational needs are, you are sure to find them well covered in Atwood.

Address: Highway 24

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Rawlins County Courthouse

The Rawlins County Courthouse was built in 1906 and exemplifies Greco-roman architecture.

Atwood, KS Historic Courthouses

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

This wonderful structure was built in 1906 by Bohemian immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Originally located nine miles north and three miles west of Atwood, the church formerly known as Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church was moved to the museum complex in 1994 by the citizens of Atwood.

Atwood, KS Historic Churches

25 Historical Sites

(According to Anselm Sramek's Historical Map)


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Ol' Depot

The renovated Atwood Depot is now a gift and collectibles store that sits at the edge of Lake Atwood.

Atwood, KS Railroad History

Outdoor Mural

This outdoor artwork is painted on the west side of the building at 4th and State Street, by H-D Productions, 1997.

Atwood, KS Arts

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