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Boating

Whether canoeing power boating or sailing, Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas,  has something to offer for all.

Boaters on Wilson Lake will enjoy the large main body of the lake on calm days for water skiing and pleasure boating.  Sail boaters can find plenty of room to maneuver on Wilson Lake as well.  Lake Wilson Marina provides fuel, mooring facilities and supplies.  A day use fee of $5 is required to launch at the Corps managed boat ramps in Minooka Park and the Spillway Boat Ramp.  In lieu of the daily permit an annual pass may be purchased for $40.  This pass is good at any Corps of Engineers facility nationwide.  The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism require a $5.00 motor vehicle entrance permit at state park ramps.

America the Beautiful passport holders receive free boat launch at Corps ramps when they display their passport.  Passports are displayed with a provided hangtag on their rear view mirror.  Senior passports are sold at the office for those 62 years or older.  Accessible passports are provided to those who provide correct identification.

Boaters should be aware that hazardous boating areas do occur on Wilson Lake.  When in doubt, ask an experienced boater and go slowly.  Be sure to carry a life jacket for everyone on board or being towed.  It's the law, and it's water wise.