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Glen Elder State Park


Located just west of the city of Glen Elder, south of US-24/K-9

On the north shores of 12,500-acre Glen Elder Reservoir (Waconda Lake), one of Kansas' largest lakes, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With its rural setting, Glen Elder is a perfect place to relax.

The reservoir covers what once was a mineral spring sacred to many Native Americans and former home of a sanitarium. The Waconda Springs Replica at the park pays tribute to this ill-fated site of Kansas geology and Native American history. At Waconda Heritage Village, a living museum, visit the historic Hopewell Church south of the park office. The park is home, also, of the Wakonda Indian Festival.

Glen Elder Wildlife Area encompasses almost 13,200 land acres surrounding the lake. You can see and photograph a diversity of wildlife species. In winter, bald and golden eagles visit. Deer and pheasant are common sights. Waterfowl stop on their migrations, and a small Canada goose flock makes the area home.


Joel Lomax

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Well taken care of with friendly staff and nice facilities. Several improvements over the last few years. Generally clean camping areas, nice boat ramps, and good fishing.

Angel Burke

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Always love the fishing and camp grounds. Wish there were more cabins to rent. Although we have a fithwheel but for our friends that come to would be nice. They always want to rent a cabin for there own privacy. Please build more cabins Glen Elder! .

Laurie Roblin

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Very clean and they must spray for mosquitoes because the bugs were not bothersome. Then also have free Wi fi did not expect that.

Sara Schram

Monday, June 25, 2018
Love this lake and the camping spot! Free WiFi throughout the campgrounds which made streaming music from amazon or Pandora a breeze!

Ang's Phone

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Sun, water, good people! It doesn't get much better!!

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