Wilson Lake

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Address:
4847 199th Street
Lucas, KS 67648

About Wilson Lake

Wilson Lake, nicknamed "The Clearest Lake in Kansas," is located in the heart of the Smoky Hills in central Kansas. The reservoir is located about 400 meters above sea level and is the second largest lake in central Kansas and the third largest in North America.

Wilson Lake is located in the heart of the Smoky Hills in central Kansas, north of Kansas City, Kansas. Wilson Lake, the largest lake in central Kansas and the third largest in North America, offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors.

Hunting for fur is one of the most popular activities on Wilson Lake and hunting is permitted on an area of 8,120 hectares during the season. Wildlife includes deer, elk, elk, coyotes, bears, wolves, foxes, raccoons and other wildlife.

If fishing is more sport, you can be right on the lake, but the canal catfish are quite large here. The biggest fish are the perch, which can weigh up to 40 pounds, the canals, flatheads and catfish. Wilson Lake proudly holds striped perches, bluefish, yellowfin tuna, redfish, whitefish and blackbirds.

The Corps of Engineers manages Lucas, Miinooka and Sylvan Parks, and the five campsites on Wilson Lake provide ample camping space.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks manages Lucas, Miinooka and Sylvan parks, as well as a number of other parks in the area. One of the parks operated by the Corps of Engineers does not charge any camping fees, and most of these parks are within a short drive of Wilson Lake and the Kansas State Park System.

The main boat trip season runs from April 1st to November 1st and the main fishing season from October 1st to December 31st, with the exception of some weekends in summer.

For hikers, there are a number of trails that lead to unique adventures around Wilson Lake. Rocktown Trail is located in the western part of Lucas Park, and for hikers there is a trail on the east side of the lake and a path along the west side. A marina at WilsonLake offers a variety of fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and other activities for all ages and abilities.

Rocktown is a 305 hectare area registered as a natural and scientific area and was first seen as part of the city of Rocktown, Kansas, USA, in the 18th century. A few kilometres further, visitors are confronted with a massive red sandstone ledge that rises 15 to 30 metres into the air. It gives a distinctive impression of a city silhouette, but it is believed to be seen from a distance of 1,000 meters above the lake.

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