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Welcome to Kanopolis Lake

The Horsethief Trail at Kanopolis Lake leads you to beautiful and remote areas of rock out crops and vista views.
Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
Lake Guard Mobile Game App Available On Apple App Store and Google Play App Store. Lake Guard is a highly competitive game designed to test the player’s speed, reflexes and boating safety knowledge!
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at Kanopolis Lake manages the lake to provide benefits to the nation in areas of Flood Damage Reduction, Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Management, Water Supply and Water Quality Improvement. The Corps manages the 3400 acre Kanopolis Lake and an additional 11,000 acres of land around the lake open for public hunting.
Lands around the lake are managed by the Corps of Engineers to preserve their natural value. Land management practices such as prairie restoration, prescribed burning and tree planting help conserve soil and benefit wildlife

Outdoor Recreation


Need to Know

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  • Primitive $14/Night
  • Electric $18/Night
  • Electric/Water $20/Night
  • Double Primitive $28/Night
  • Double Electric $36/Night
  • Double Electric/Water $40/Night


  • Venango Park- May 1 to September 30
  • Riverside Park- May 15 to September 15
Applications for Volunteer Postitions are now being taken at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Center located at 105 Riverside Drive Marquette, KS 67454. For more information call 816-389-2457.

Contact Kanopolis Lake

Kanopolis Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
105 Riverside Drive
Marquette, KS 67464

Tel: 785-546-2294
Fax: 785-546-2200


Kanopolis Lake News Releases

Public input sought for Kansas River Basin watershed study
The Kansas City District and our partners encourage the public to attend public scoping meetings being held in the Kansas River Basin to provide input on the Kansas River Reservoirs Flood and Sediment...
Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11....


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