US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

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.
Attention boaters! Check out the new SOBOS mobile app providing info about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters designed to reduce recreational boating accidents. Learn more online at
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

Kansas City District holds change of command ceremony
In historic military tradition, command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District transferred today from Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen to Col. William C. Hannan, Jr. In a ceremony at the...
High water levels expected in Kansas and Missouri throughout the holiday weekend
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor reservoirs and rivers in Kansas and Missouri. Due to widespread heavy rainfall, water elevations across...


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