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Welcome To Wilson Lake

About Wilson Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planned, designed, constructed and today manages Wilson Lake, located in central Kansas.
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Wilson Dam
Wilson Lake is a multipurpose project situated on the Saline River that serves primarily for flood and silt control, recreation and fish and wildlife management.
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Canoeing at Wilson Lake
Whether canoeing, power boating, or sailing; Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas, has something to offer for all.
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Natural Resource Management
The objective of natural resource management at Wilson Lake is to fully consider the recreation and resource potential that may be afforded on project property and to capitalize on that potential for the benefit and enjoyment of the public and wildlife on a sustained basis.
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Buy It Where You Burn It
Moving Firewood Transports Tree-Killing Insects and Diseases. Remember on Corps' lands that fires shall be confined to designated areas and shall be contained in fireplaces, grills, or other facilities designated for this purpose. Fires shall not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure. Always check with the local project office for information.

Outdoor Recreation

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Visitor Center    

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Friday

The Wilson Lake Project is regulated by Title 36 CFR 327 governing public use of Corps of Engineers water resources development projects. For a list of all rules and regulations please reference this link.
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Regular Season Camping Fees:

Regular season camping is from May 1 to September 30 in Minooka and Sylvan Campgrounds.  It begins May 15 and ends September 16 in Lucas Campground.

Basic campsite (no electricty or water) - $14.00

Electric campsite - $18.00

Electric and water campsite - $20.00

Boat Launch Fees (Spillway Boat Ramp and 3 Minooka Ramps):

Day Use - $5.00

Offseason Camping Fees:

Offseason camping is October 1 to April 30 in Minooka and Sylvan Campgrounds.  It begins September 17 and ends May 14 in Lucas Campground.

Overnight camping on basic site - Free

Overnight camping on utility site (water and/or electric) - $10.00

Annual Pass Fees:

America the Beautiful Annual Pass - $80.00 (valid at Federal recreation sites nationwide)

US Army Corps of Engineers Annual Pass - $40.00 (valid at all Corps of Engineers day-use areas including swim beaches and boat ramps)

America the Beautiful Passport: Issued @ OFFICE Only.  Provides Free boat launch and half price fees at federal rec areas.

Annual Senior Pass - $20 (valid to those 62 years and older)

Lifetime Senior Pass - $80 (valid to those 62 years and older)

Access Pass - FREE (valid to those providing correct disability identification).

Here at Wilson Lake

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Spillway Ramp:  All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available. Corps Day Use Fee will be charged at this ramp May 1- SEPT 30.  $5/day at self pay station or purchase a $40 Annual Pass at Corps Office.

Lucas Park Ramp: All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available.  No charge at this ramp.

Otoe State Park Ramp (KDWPT):  All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available.  KDWPT day use fee is required.

Hell Creek State Park Ramp (KDWPT):  All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available.  KDWPT day use fee is required.

Minooka Ramps (East /Middle/West):  All ramps are open.  Courtesy docks are available at the East and West ramps.  The Middle ramp experienced damages and is awaiting repairs.  Corps Day Use Fee will be charged at these ramps May 1- SEPT 30.  $5/day at self pay station or purchase a $40 Annual Pass at Corps Office.  No use fee currently being charged for Middle ramp.

Elm Creek / Cedar Creek Ramps (KDWPT):  All ramps are open.

 

Sylvan Park

    There is a $10 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (October 1st to April 30th) at sites that provide electrical hookups. Standard sites without utility hookups are free. The shower building will remain open year round and has heated concrete floors.

Minooka Park

    There is a $10 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (October 1st to April 30 th) at sites that provide electrical hookups. Standard sites without utility hookups are free. Shower building is closed til May 1st and the vault toliets will remain open.

Lucas Park 
    There is a $10 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (September 16th to May 14 th) at sites that provide electrical hookups.  Standard sites without utility hookups are free. Shower building is closed until May 15 th and the vault toliets will remain open.

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Contact Wilson Lake

Wilson Project Office 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
4860 Outlet Blvd. 
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481 

Phone:  785-658-2551 
Fax: 785-658-2554 

Email: wilson.lake@usace.army.mil

 

 

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