You'll discover plenty of variety in the day-use areas. Start your park exploration with the full-service area office and interpretive center at the park's entrance, next step out onto the wildlife habitat overlook, then explore the park on your own. A historic limestone schoolhouse hosts summer church services every Sunday. A seven-station, 14-target archery range is located north of the Cottonwood shower building. Pioneer day-use area activities include a playground, sand volleyball, softball, and horseshoes. Two basketball courts are located west of the marina. The Southwinds swimming beach offers both sun and shade, and more sand volleyball. Picnic facilities are available throughout the day-use areas, as well as concrete shelters that can be reserved.
Several special events are held each year in the state park including a kids fishing derby, fireworks display, sand castle contest, fun day events and campground christmas. Please contact the state park office for dates and details.
Admission: Park Permit Required
Address: 18 miles northeast of Mankato on US Hwy. 14
Our Email: LovewellSP@wp.state.ks.us
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