El Dorado Lake,

El Dorado Lake is located just north and east of the City of El Dorado at the edge of the scenic Flint Hills. The lake has approximately 8,000 surface acres of water with 98 miles of shoreline. There are approximately 6,000 acres of land available for public hunting and approximately 4,000 acres of developed parks and recreation areas. A variety of campsites, facilities, utility hookups and several shower houses are located throughout the park area.


In total, nearly 1,100 campsites offer visitors the outdoor experience. Other facilities include two swimming beaches, the Shady Creek Marina, a large amphitheater with indoor and outdoor stage, six boat ramps, and a designated campground where horses are permitted. A variety of trails are available in the State Park - hiking trails, biking trails and horse trails. Hitching posts are available along the shorelines of El Dorado Lake. Public hunting and fishing opportunities abound. The Lake provides a variety of fish and many acres of hunting ground for those outdoor sporting enthusiasts.

New to the Walnut River Area are the three deluxe cabins. These cabins feature a furnished kitchen, a full bathroom with shower, a separate bedroom, and a sleeping loft. The deluxe cabins will sleep from six to ten persons. Cabin rentals can be obtained by calling the State Park Office at 316-321-7180 or visiting 618 NE Bluestem RD. Several new projects are currently underway in the park.

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