Kansas Map Tourist Attractions
ELK CITY LAKE
Elk City Lake is another large reservoir administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It’s located in the southeast corner of Kansas, in an area of rolling hills with hardwood forests and some prairie. There are rock bluffs and outcroppings which offer fine views of the reservoir.
Activities: Backpacking and hiking are available on the 15-mile Elk River Hiking Trail, which runs along the northwest side of the lake and for a stretch up the Elk River.
Camping Regulations: Camping is restricted to three backcountry camping areas along the Elk River Hiking Trail. Campfires are permitted but discouraged. The use of a stove is recommended. Visitors should sign in at trail registers located at trailheads.
For Further Information: Elk City Lake, c/o U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 567, Independence, KS 67301; (316)331-0315.
Kansas also has a number of state fishing lakes of various sizes on public lands throughout the state. These have primitive campgrounds available, but visitors are also allowed to camp away from established sites. For more information contact the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, RR 2, Box 54A, Pratt, KS 67124; (316)672-5911.