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Welcome to Melvern Lake

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.
Changes have been made to the 2016 Kansas fishing regulations. Please become familiar with new regulations before departing for your next fishing trip.
KDWPT Regulation Update
Changes have been made to the 2016 Kansas fishing regulations. Please become familiar with new regulations before departing for your next fishing trip.
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.
Please use caution when recreating at the lake during the winter season. Always be aware of changing lake and weather conditions.
Winter Scenic View
Please use caution when recreating at the lake during the winter season. Always be aware of changing lake and weather conditions.
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.

Outdoor Recreation

 

Need to Know

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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Water Safety is About Saving Lives    

                                     

Kansas State University Water Safety Message

  

           Bobber the Water Safety Dog 

 

                   Lost on the Lake