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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

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...
Corps of Engineers provides safety tips for Independence Day weekend
7/1/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or...

Welcome to Tuttle Creek Lake

Obey all navigation rules established in your state. Pay attention to and follow all regulatory buoys and be aware of lake conditions.
Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death. Many people overestimate their swimming ability and swim beyond their limits.
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.
To protect against the further spread of the Coronavirus all USACE-managed campgrounds have begun an orderly shutdown and will be closed indefinitely. Individuals with paid reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Do not attempt to contact Recreation.gov to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged.
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.

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

 

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

 

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