Keith Sebelius Lake
and Park - Kansas

Keith Sebelius Lake consists of the lake itself, Prairie Dog State Park, and the Norton Wildlife Area. The complex is located in Norton County, just a few miles Southwest of Norton, Kansas, south of Highway 36 and West of highway 283.

Photo courtesy John Charlton, KGS.

Keith Sibelius Lake
The lake has a 2300 acre surface area and a depth of more than 40 feet. The lake supports populations of bluegill, black bullhead, channel catfish, white crappie, flathead catfish, green sunfish, largemouth bass, saugeye, spotted bass, walleye, and wiper. Camping is available in the adjoining wildlife area.

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Norton Wildlife Area
The Norton Wildlife Area is a reservoir property, owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, but managed under a long-term agreement by Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for fish, wildlife, and recreation. The Norton Wildlife Area borders Keith Sebelius Lake which was created in 1964 when the Bureau of Reclamation completed construction of the Norton Dam.

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Prairie Dog State Park
This is a prime place to experience the shortgrass prairies of western Kansas. Prairie Dog State Park occupies 1,150 acres on the shores of Keith Sebelius Reservoir in Norton County. The park is home to a thriving prairie dog colony and is the site of the last remaining adobe house in Kansas. The renovated adobe house was built on the site in the early 1890's

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