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Contact Hillsdale Lake

Hillsdale Lake Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
26000 W. 255th St
Paola, KS 66071

Tel:  913-783-4366
Fax: 913-783-4425

Email: Hillsdale@usace.army.mil

Hillsdale Lake News Releases

Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure
7/20/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure,...
Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer
7/9/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages. The June statistics represent a 47 percent...
Corps of Engineers provides safety tips for Independence Day weekend
7/1/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or...

Welcome to Hillsdale Lake

Follow CDC guidelines, even when outdoors. We are not staffed to maintain/clean lake & park areas. Be cautious about touching anything. Sanitize and wash often. Practice social distancing.
We are taking precautions and have closed our Visitor Center effective March 13, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide timely updates regarding other potential facility closures at our lakes on our websites and/or social sites.
Pests like the invasive emerald ash borer can hitchhike in your firewood. Help us prevent new forest pests from reaching our trees and forests. Do not transport firewood outside your county. Buy your firewood local, or gather on site.
ATTENTION all supporters of the Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns campaign. Create a 55- and 25-second video PSA and you could win up to a total of $8,000. You have until September 1, 2020.
For the safety of others and your pet - Please keep your pet on a leash
Zebra mussels have been confirmed at Hillsdale Reservoir. Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Clean all recreational equipment. Click the link below to learn more.

Need to Know

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The Kansas State Park System operates the Fee program at Hillsdale Lake.

State Park Vehicle Permits are required for all vehicles entering park areas.

Annual vehicle permits are available through the State Park Office.

Camping fees and utilities can be paid at camp host sites within the park.

Dogs must be on a leash of 6 ft or less. There are not off leash areas at Hillsdale Lake at this time.

The Hillsdale Lake Project is regulated by Title 36 CRF 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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