US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Welcome to Tuttle Creek Lake

To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water release from Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as runoff from rains this Memorial weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining flood storage capacity.
Due to limited flood storage available & possible reservoir releases from Tuttle Creek Dam, the River Pond & Rocky Ford Areas of Tuttle Creek State Park will be closed effective 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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 https://www.sobos.org/.
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.

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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

HWY K-13 Across Tuttle Creek Dam to reopen for motorized traffic between Pottawatomie and Riley counties; park access to change as result
6/6/2019
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties via highway K-13 beginning on or shortly after June 10, 2019.  To maintain public safety,...
Corps of Engineers update on Kansas River Basin reservoir operations
6/2/2019
Conditions in the Kansas and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the four Kansas reservoirs which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Milford...
Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Tuttle Creek Dam
5/28/2019
MANHATTAN, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water release from Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Wednesday, May 29,...
Corps of Engineers to close River Pond and Rocky Ford areas at Tuttle Creek State Parks
5/25/2019
Manhattan, Kan.— Tuttle Creek reservoir elevations have continued to rise this spring due to wet conditions across the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  Currently Tuttle Creek flood pool is 88%...
High water levels expected in Kansas and Missouri throughout the holiday weekend
5/22/2019
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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