US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Welcome to Kanopolis Lake

Please Wear It is asking visitors nationwide to take part in their #VestBumpChallenge. We captured our District Commander, Col. Hannan, with Bobber the Water Safety Dog taking the challenge! Watch the video below. Life jackets save lives. Help spread the word, have fun and take the challenge! #VestBumpChallenge!
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

Corps of Engineers encourages water safety this Labor Day weekend
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day...
Corps at Kanopolis Lake announces annual waterfowl blind permit drawing
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake announce the annual waterfowl blind permit drawing. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at the Kanopolis Lake Information...
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...


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