Military Exercise at Wilson Lake during June

Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published June 3, 2022

The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants park goers and the public to know that a military exercise will be partly taking place at Wilson Lake from June 4 through June 28, 2022.

The Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Wing will conduct a military training exercise and will set up military equipment, tents and long-range communication systems on land near the Scenic Overlook or north Lucas Park. The purpose of the exercise is to test the operational readiness of the Airmen and equipment assigned to the unit.

Visitors at Wilson Lake can expect to see military vehicles, personnel and equipment. Visitors may experience road closures and some areas will be inaccessible to unauthorized personnel. Military personnel and equipment will not be staged on public campsites.  No live ammunition or explosives will be involved although some blank ammunition may be used.

Campers may hear sirens, wavering tones and verbal communication through loudspeakers. The military camp will not be open to the public or on display for visitors during the exercise.

Wilson Lake is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, which can be reached at 816-389-3486 for information regarding Wilson Lake.

The 184th Wing is located on McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. Contact Master Sgt. Matthew McCoy at 316-759-7561 for information regarding this exercise.

Kansas City District Public Affairs
Kansas City, Mo.

Release no. 22-016