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Wilson Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area

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#3 State Park Rd
Sylvan Grove, Kansas 67481

Phone 1:
785-658-2465

Description

Located along the Post Rock Scenic Byway about 5 miles north of I-70, west of K-232
Located in the heart of the Smoky Hills, Wilson State Park is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the state. Wilson Reservoir features a rugged shoreline punctuated by scenic cliffs and rocky outcrops. The park and surrounding wildlife area offer the opportunity to view and photograph deer, pheasant, waterfowl, songbirds, and furbearers.
Wilson Reservoir offers excellent white bass and striped bass angling. Hiking on the Dakota Trail offers an excellent view of the lake and native Kansas prairie. The Cedar Trail in the Otoe area is a one-mile loop with a hardened asphalt surface and is great for a leisurely, low-stress walk. The 25-mile long Switchgrass Bike Trail is popular with mountain bikers to pursue this challenging activity.
Wilson Wildlife Area is located on the upper end of 9,000 acre Wilson Reservoir. The 8,069-acre public hunting area is made up of 5,000 acres of rugged rolling hills of native prairie, approximately 2,000 acres of cropland, and 1,000 acres of riparian timber along the Saline River, Cedar Creek, Turkey Creek, and Elm Creek. The area has a waterfowl refuge that was established in 1996.
Wilson Reservoir is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Campsites and RV hookups, Cabins, Swimming, Boating, Skiing, Marina, Fishing, Hunting (in the wildlife area), Wildlife-watching, Trails

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