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This graphic represents our most recent efforts to meet current dam safety requirements with the Stilling Basin Rehabilitation Construction Project at Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas. The road over the dam will close on February 21, 2018 until repairs are complete.
Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
Anglers at Stilling Basin at Tuttle Creek Lake
Boater enters the Marina Cove after a successful morning of fishing. Boating is a popular recreational activity, with excellent lake access provided at Stockdale, Tuttle Creek Cove, and Cedar Ridge Parks.
The primary purpose of Tuttle Creek Lake is flood control. Between 1903 and 1959, the Topeka stretch of the Kansas River experienced 25 damaging floods. Tuttle Creek Lake helps to regulate and attenuate these critical hydrological events. Flood waters can be impounded until conditions downstream allow for their gradual, safe release.
The Corps of Engineers protects and manages the land and water At Tuttle Creek Lake as a public trust, providing quality recreational experiences, while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. We assure project visitors with a safe and healthful setting to pursue camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting, fishing, and many other recreational activities.
Army Corps of Engineers personnel assist a US Fish and Wildlife biologist in measuring the claw size of an eaglet at the Shannon Creek nest site.

Outdoor Recreation

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Need to Know

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Visitor Center:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Outlet Park:

6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tuttle Creek ORV & Spillway Cycle Area:

9:00 am to sunset

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Camping:

  • Utility Campsites - $20/night
  • Non-Utility Campsites - $14/night
  • Off-season Camping (Nov. 1 - April 14) - Free

Day Use:

         
  • No Day Use Fees 

Shelters:

  • Shelters - $30/day
  • Special Event Permits - $75/day

 

Contact Tuttle Creek

Tuttle Creek Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone:  785-539-8511

Email: Tuttle.Creek@usace.army.mil

Tuttle Lake News Releases

Tuttle Creek Lake closing in on conservation pool water level
12/10/2019
For the first time since February 6, 2019, the water level Tuttle Creek Lake is approaching conservation – or normal – pool. This has been the longest water storage event ever at the lake lasting...
Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake announce Eagle Day on January 4, 2020
12/4/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake will host Tuttle Creek Eagle Day, Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event begins at the fire station located on the...

 

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