US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Welcome To Wilson Lake

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planned, designed, constructed and today manages Wilson Lake, located in central Kansas.
Wilson Lake is a multipurpose project situated on the Saline River that serves primarily for flood and silt control, recreation and fish and wildlife management.
The objective of natural resource management at Wilson Lake is to fully consider the recreation and resource potential that may be afforded on project property and to capitalize on that potential for the benefit and enjoyment of the public and wildlife on a sustained basis.
Moving Firewood Transports Tree-Killing Insects and Diseases. Remember on Corps' lands that fires shall be confined to designated areas and shall be contained in fireplaces, grills, or other facilities designated for this purpose. Fires shall not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure. Always check with the local project office for information.

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Visitor Center    

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Regular Season Camping Fees:

Regular season camping is from May 1 to September 30 in Minooka and Sylvan Campgrounds.  It begins May 15 and ends September 16 in Lucas Campground.

Basic campsite (no electricty or water) - $14.00

Electric campsite - $18.00

Electric and water campsite - $20.00

Boat Launch Fees (Spillway Boat Ramp, Lucas Boat Ramp, and all 3 Minooka Ramps):

Day Use Fees run from 1 May to 30 September at all applicable ramps.

Day Use - $5.00

Offseason Camping Fees:

Offseason camping is October 1 to April 30 in Minooka and Sylvan Campgrounds.  It begins September 17 and ends May 14 in Lucas Campground.

Overnight camping on basic site - Free

Overnight camping on utility site (water and/or electric) - $10.00

Annual Pass Fees:

America the Beautiful Annual Pass - $80.00 (valid at Federal recreation sites nationwide)

US Army Corps of Engineers Annual Pass - $40.00 (valid at all Corps of Engineers day-use areas including swim beaches and boat ramps)

America the Beautiful Passport: Issued @ OFFICE Only.  Provides Free boat launch and half price fees at federal rec areas.

Annual Senior Pass - $20 (valid to those 62 years and older)

Lifetime Senior Pass - $80 (valid to those 62 years and older)

Access Pass - FREE (valid to those providing correct disability identification).

Here at Wilson Lake

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Spillway Ramp:  All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available. Corps Day Use Fee will be charged at this ramp May 1- SEPT 30.  $5/day at self pay station or purchase a $40 Annual Pass at Corps Office.

Lucas Park Ramp: All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is not currently available.  Corps Day Use Fee will be charged at these ramps May 1- SEPT 30.  $5/day at self pay station or purchase a $40 Annual Pass at Corps Office. 

Otoe State Park Ramp (KDWPT):  All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available.  KDWPT day use fee is required.

Hell Creek State Park Ramp (KDWPT):  All lanes are open.  Courtesy dock is available.  KDWPT day use fee is required.

Minooka Ramps (East /Middle/West):  All ramps are open.  Courtesy docks are available at East and Middle ramps.  West ramp courtesy dock is not currently available.  Corps Day Use Fee will be charged at these ramps May 1- SEPT 30.  $5/day at self pay station or purchase a $40 Annual Pass at Corps Office. 

Elm Creek / Cedar Creek Ramps (KDWPT):  All ramps are open.

 

 

Sylvan Park

There is a $10 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (October 1st to April 30th) at sites that provide electrical hookups. Standard sites without utility hookups are free. The shower building will remain open year round and has heated concrete floors.

Minooka Park

There is a $10 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (October 1st to April 30th) at sites that provide electrical hookups. Standard sites without utility hookups are free. Shower building is closed until May 1st and the vault toilets will remain open.

Lucas Park

There is a $10 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (September 16th to May 14th) at sites that provide electrical hookups.  Standard sites without utility hookups are free. Shower building is closed until May 15th and the vault toilets will remain open.

Contact Wilson Lake

Wilson Project Office 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
4860 Outlet Blvd. 
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481 

Phone:  785-658-2551 
Fax: 785-658-2554 

Email: wilson.lake@usace.army.mil

 

Wilson Lake News Releases

Corps of Engineers encourages water safety this Labor Day weekend
8/29/2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day...

 

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