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Outlet Park

The Outlet Park is situated below the dam. It has 150 campsites; 89 full hookup sites with 50 amp service, and 61 sites with water and 30 amp electric hookups.  In 2006, a group pavilion was constructed that is equipped with a grill/smoker, restrooms, sink, ceiling fans, and a serving table.  The pavilion can only be reserved by a registered camper in Outlet Park. The campsites surround a 90 acre pond that was closed for renovation in 2002 and was catch and release only in 2003. In 2004, special length and creel limits were applied and are strictly enforced. The pond is open year round for your fishing enjoyment. The campground is open from April 1 to October 31.

The use of gasoline motors is prohibited in this pond. There is another pond of 27 acres in this area for swimming only along with a reservable shelter, two playgrounds, a softball field, two sand volleyball courts, three miles of pedestrian and/or bicycle trails and a historical suspension bridge. This is our most intensively used park.

To reserve a shelter or pavilion please contact the Melvern Lake Project Office at 785-549-3318.

During the recreation season, the entrance booth is open:

M/W/R 7:30-9:00 am

M/T/W/R 4:00-8:00 pm

F/Sa 7:30-9:00 am, 1:00-9:00 pm

Su 7:30-9:00 am, 1:00-8:00 pm

-Make a Campsite Reservation-

-Melvern Lake Campground Map-

-Outlet Park River Pond Brochure-