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Five campgrounds are conveniently located around Wilson Lake.  The Corps of Engineers manages three of these campgrounds: Lucas Park, Minooka Park, and Sylvan Park.  The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism manages Wilson State Park and Otoe State Park.


User fees are charged for camping in parks that the Corps of Engineers operates. The amount of the fee is based on the type of facilities provided.


Campgrounds contain level campsites, many with electrical hookups, lantern hanging posts, picnic tables, and fire rings. Shower buildings, sanitary dump stations, and playgrounds are located in most parks.


Entrance stations are located at each campground and all campgrounds are patrolled routinely by Park Rangers and Russell County Sheriff's Deputies.