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Attention boaters! Check out the new SOBOS mobile app providing info about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters designed to reduce recreational boating accidents. 
Learn more online at https://www.sobos.org/.
Self-Reported On-Water Boat Operator Survey
Attention boaters! Check out the new SOBOS mobile app providing info about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters designed to reduce recreational boating accidents. Learn more online at https://www.sobos.org/.
Swimming is not allowed at the Outlet Swim Beach and all wading and contact with algae is highly discouraged. Click the links below for more information.
Beach closure and health warning for Outlet Ponds
Swimming is not allowed at the Outlet Swim Beach and all wading and contact with algae is highly discouraged. Click the links below for more information.
Melvern Lake reminds campers of the $10/night camping fee at Sun Dance Campground for the 2018 Recreation Season.   The fee applies to campers from May 1 thru September 30, and is payable at the self-pay station at the entrance to the campground.
Sundance Campground fees
Melvern Lake reminds campers of the $10/night camping fee at Sun Dance Campground for the 2018 Recreation Season. The fee applies to campers from May 1 thru September 30, and is payable at the self-pay station at the entrance to the campground.
But it where you burn it.
Buy It Where You Burn It
Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
An increase has been made to the day-use fee schedule for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer day-use locations. The fee is now waived for America the Beautiful Interagency Pass holders, pass must be properly displayed.
Day-Use Fee Changes
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers locations have increased fees for day-use areas. The fee is now waived for America the Beautiful Interagency Pass holders, pass must be properly displayed. Annual passes and America the Beautiful recreation passes can be purchased / issued at the Melvern Lake Project Office.
Recreation
Recreation
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protects and manages the land and water at Melvern Lake as a public trust, providing quality recreational experiences, while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. We assure project visitors with a safe and healthful setting and many diverse recreational opportunities.
Outlet - Melvern Lake
Water Quality and Supply
Melvern Lake supplements the flows on the Marias des Cygnes River. With its extensive watershed, Melvern Lake can greatly assist in water quality and quantity for downstream municipal and industrial water supplies as well as those that draw directly from the lake.
Flood Control
Flood Control
Melvern Lake’s plays a part in the flood control on the Marias des Cygnes River, Osage River, Missouri River, and the Mississippi River. Flood waters can be impounded until conditions downstream allow for their gradual, safe release. Communities downstream benefit from this flood control protection; to date Melvern Lake has saved more than $220 million in flood damage.
Fish and Wildlife Management
Natural Resource Management
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism work together to create and manage the natural resources at Melvern Lake. Wetlands, native grasslands, waterfowl refuges, agricultural fields, upland areas, and timber stands are all available at Melvern Lake.

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Contact Melvern Lake

Melvern Lake Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
31051 Melvern Lake Parkway
Melvern, Kansas 66510

Tel: 785-549-3318
Fax: 785-549-3611

Email: Melvern@usace.army.mil

 

 

 

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