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Never swim alone! This is the first and most important rule when swimming. First find a friend and then find a safe swimming place.  The safest places to swim at Wilson Lake are designated swimming beaches.

The Minooka Park beach includes a buoyed swimming area, change house, and vault toilets.  The Lucas Park Beach includes a buoyed swimming area, change house, and vault toilets.  There are no day use fees charged at the Corps of Engineers swimming beaches here at Wilson Lake. 

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism offer buoyed swimming areas at Otoe State Park and Hell Creek State Park.  These areas are open from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Wilson Lake, and please, remember to keep water safety in mind at all times!