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DOWNSTREAM POINT, KS

Downstream Point is located on the crystal clear Big Hill Lake in southeast Kansas. The lake boasts three campgrounds, three equestrian trails and four day-use areas for the public to enjoy. Picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing and other outdoor activities...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates

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  • Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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DPOI GROUP PICNIC AREA 100 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Downstream Point is located on the crystal clear Big Hill Lake in southeast Kansas.

The lake boasts three campgrounds, three equestrian trails and four day-use areas for the public to enjoy.

Picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing and other outdoor activities abound.

Natural Features:

The park is nestled in the rolling, wooded countryside that is referred to as the Little Ozarks.

With thick oak-hickory forests surrounded by prairie and farmland, the lake shore supplies a variety of habitats for birds and mammals.

Recreation:

Downstream Point is mostly used as a group picnic area. The facility has basketball courts and is located on the lake shore.

After picnicking, visitors can venture onto several hiking and equestrian trails nearby including Big Hill Lake Horse Trail, a 17-mile trail with a variety of terrain for all ages to explore.

Big Hill Lake is known for being a trophy lake for fishing. Principal species of sport fish include largemouth bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, walleye and smallmouth bass. The lake is also popular for fishing tournaments.

Almost all of the land around the lake is open to public hunting, except for parks and areas around the dam and control structures. Principal species hunted are whitetail deer, turkey and squirrel.

Families with kids can cool off during summer heat at a sand-covered beach at nearby Mound Valley Park.

Facilities:

This facility provides a reservable group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 100 people. The shelter is within walking distance of the lake and provides shade in an otherwise sunny area.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Sat Sep 19 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Mar 28 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 28 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00-$30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.26944, -95.45833
37°16'10"N, 95°27'30"W

Take U.S. Highway 169 to Cherryvale, Kansas, and turn east onto Main Street. Continue through the town and turn right at the end of Main Street onto Olive Street. Go 1/2 a block and turn left onto County Route 5000. Proceed 4.5 miles to Big Hill Lake and follow signs to the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DOWNSTREAM POINT
PO BOX 426
CHERRYVALE  KS  67335-0426

Phone Number:

Information:  (620)336-2741
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