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Wilson State Park

#3 State Park Road

Located along the Post Rock Scenic Byway about 5 miles north of I-70, west of K-232

Located in the heart of the Smoky Hills, Wilson State Park is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the state. Wilson Reservoir features a rugged shoreline punctuated by scenic cliffs and rocky outcrops. The park and surrounding wildlife area offer the opportunity to view and photograph deer, pheasant, waterfowl, songbirds, and furbearers.

Wilson Reservoir offers excellent white bass and striped bass angling. The Cedar Trail in the Otoe area is a one-mile loop with a concrete surface and is great for a leisurely, low-stress walk. The 25.5-mile long Switchgrass Bike Trail is popular with mountain bikers to pursue this challenging activity.

Wilson Wildlife Area is located on the upper end of 9,000 acre Wilson Reservoir. The 8,069-acre public hunting area is made up of 5,000 acres of rugged rolling hills of native prairie, approximately 2,000 acres of cropland, and 1,000 acres of riparian timber along the Saline River, Cedar Creek, Turkey Creek, and Elm Creek. The area has a waterfowl refuge that was established in 1996.


Brian Holland

Thursday, May 31, 2018
We stopped by for an overnight stay while traveling cross country. Very secluded and quiet. There were only 3 other campers in the campground. Camping was FREE unless you wanted electrical hookups!!!!!. You check in and pay at an honor box.would have given 5 stars but my site had an issue with reverse polarity on the electric. We just used battery power instead of moving sites. I would definitely camp here again if passing through.

Aaron Herbel

Friday, March 9, 2018
This lake is a boater's dream, as it has some of the clearest water in Kansas. Also decent fishing, if you can find a quiet place. There is not a lot of tree cover around, and as most of the cabins and campsites are on top of the surrounding hills, it may be slightly windier then some other locations. There are extensive biking trails surrounding the area, and it is a destination location for bicyclists.

Ginger Lewman

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Nice, clean, well maintained. Love all the trails! A lake is about more than just the water and these folks know it.

Bill H

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Great biking trails for all levels. Very technical and some spots and others just easy riding. Campgrounds are nice. Water is Crystal Clear sand bottom. Can't find this anywhere in Kansas

Tammy Weeda

Monday, May 21, 2018
Great place to stay..Big Bluestem is 29-33 can get windy.. recommend 25-19 if you want to park your boat over night..sandy where the other side is rocky.

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Upcoming Events at Wilson State Park

Knotheads 5th Annual Bowfishing Tournament

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sylvan Grove, KS
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