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Milford Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5203 North K-57
Junction City, Kansas 66441

Phone: (785)238-5714

Email: Milford@usace.army.mil

Milford Lake News Releases

Milford Lake warning issued for blue green algae blooms
7/20/2020
JUNCTION CITY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Milford Lake, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are actively responding...
Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure
7/20/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure,...
Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer
7/9/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages. The June statistics represent a 47 percent...

Welcome to Milford Lake

As our recreation areas begin to reopen we want to remind you that we need your help during these trying times.
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.
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.
Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
The Milford Lake Corps of Engineers manage an agricultural leasing program that is beneficial to local farmers as well as area wildlife.
Construction of the dam began July 13, 1962, five years later the multipurpose pool elevation of 1144.4 m.s.l. (mean sea level) was reached.

Need to Know

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Visitor Center:

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Campground Fee Booths:

Wednesday - Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 a.m / 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 15th - September 30th.

Zone A is currently in a "Watch" status for Blue Green Algae, Zones B and C are in a "Warning".  The Gathering Pond is also in a "Warning" status for BG Algae and the swim beach is closed.

 

A Map of the zones for Milford Lake can be found here. For more information, please see the KDHE News Releases website and select the most current public health warnings concerning blue-green algae in Kansas waters or visit the KDHE Blue-Green Algae Blooms information page.  

 

All Corps of Engineers Day Use areas at Milford Lake are open.  This includes:  East Rolling Hills, North Overlook, Outlet Park and the School Creek ATV area.

All Corps of Engineers boat ramps are open.

Curtis Creek and Farnum Creek Parks are currently partially open for camping.  West Rolling Hills, Timber Creek and School Creek Parks are still closed to camping. 

 

The Milford Lake is regulated by Title 36 CRF 327 governing public use of Corps of Engineers water resources development projects.  For a list of all rules and regulations please reference this link.

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