Sharon Springs, Kansas

Sharon Springs, Kansas

Historically, Sharon Springs was the land of many springs in the days of the early settlers. They compared it with several places in Isreal. Originally known as Eagle Tail for the creek which flowed nearby, the town changed to Sharon Springs for some nearby sulfur springs and for Sharon Springs, New York, as was often done in tribute to the hometown of some of the town company members who established towns out west.

Sharon Springs and Wallace County, in general, have a number of attractions. Sharon Springs is the county seat, where the historic courthouse is located.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mt. Sunflower

Mt. Sunflower was designated as Kansas highest point in 1961. A United States Geological Survey officially plotted the elevation at 4039 feet. True mountains are called such because of a 2000 foot difference in altitude in a 10-20

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Fort Wallace Museum

On the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum visitors will find the original Pond Creek Stage Station, built in 1865 as a "home station"

Sharon Springs, KS Museums

Trail Rides

The historic Butterfield Trail is a popular trail that people still use for trail rides today. The Butterfield Overland Dispatch Trail surveyed in 1865 was originally used in 1859 by gold seekers as the fastest way to get to the Colorado mines.

Sharon Springs, KS Trail Rides

Fort Wallace

Fort Wallace was first called Camp Pond Creek and was established in September, 1865, about one-and-a-half miles southwest of present Wallace. The soldiers were moved about a year later to a site further west along the Smoky River, where the fort was built.

Sharon Springs, KS Forts

Old Maid's Pool

The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inlet nor outlet. Its unfailing fresh water supply is believed to come from the underflow of the river nearby.

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Things to do near Sharon Springs, KS

Sheridan State Lake Wildlife Viewing

To enhance the available habitat, food plots have been planted. Deer, turkey, pheasant, quail, and various waterfowl species ...

Sheridan State Lake Boating

Paved boat ramps are located on both the east and west sides of the lake. Motorized boats are allowed at no wake speeds, for ...

Antelope Lake Camping

There are a number of primitive sites for RVs or tent camping. There are no services at the lake. No electric or water....

Sheridan State Lake Fish Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the bes...