US Army Corps of Engineers
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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

Welcome to Kanopolis Lake

Check our Real Estate webpage for notices of availability for leasing Government Owned Real Property and when and how to bid on these opportunities.
While we don’t encourage recreating on ice, we want you to be prepared before heading out into the cold weather and to understand cold water facts and tips. For more water safety information visit or follow
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.
Weather conditions in the Heartland are unpredictable. Don't risk it.
As our recreation areas begin to reopen we want to remind you that we need your help during these trying times.
Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death. Many people overestimate their swimming ability and swim beyond their limits.
Obey all navigation rules established in your state. Pay attention to and follow all regulatory buoys and be aware of lake conditions.
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
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.
The Horsethief Trail at Kanopolis Lake leads you to beautiful and remote areas of rock out crops and vista views.

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  • Venango Park Main Season - May 1st through September 30th
  • Riverside Park Main Season - May 1st through September 30th
    • Riverside Shoulder Season - April 1st through April 30th and October 1st through November 30th

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