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Lake Scott State Park, KS

Photo: Lake Scott State Park
Hidden within the western Kansas prairie, Lake Scott State Park is a startling oasis of natural springs, deep wooded canyons, and craggy bluffs. A 100 acre spring fed lake created by a dam constructed in 1930 is nestled among the picturesque hills. Groves of hackberry, ash, elm,...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Sep 30 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
  • Due to extremely dry conditions of Western Kansas, a fireban may be implemented during certain times of the year. Please observe the fire ban notices at the park entrances or contact the park office for updates.
  • Subject to regulations and posted notices, any individual over 21 may possess, consume, or drink alcoholic liquor. Kegs and party balls are strictly prohibited.
  • Electric and gas powered scooters and skateboards cannot be operated in the state park. ATV use is prohibited in the state park.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas and is subject to restrictions as posted. All campers and camping units are limited to a stay of not more than 14 consecutive days although a 14-day extension may be obtained with written permission from the park manager. A five-day absence is required before returning to the park to camp again. Any property left unused or unoccupied for 48 hours is subject to removal. Only one camper/RV per utility site is allowed.
  • Fires are allowed in fireplaces, fire rings, and cooking grills only. Fires must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the area.
  • Swimming is allowed in designated areas. Liquor and beer are prohibited on swimming beaches or in waters designated by buoys or other markers as swimming areas. For other beverages, only shatterproof containers are allowed.
  • Pets must always be restrained by a camper, cage, hand-held leash, or tethered chain no longer than 10 feet. They are not allowed on swimming beaches or swimming areas that are delineated by buoys or other markers or in public buildings or structures. Dogs participating in authorized activities or assisting the visually or hearing impaired are not subject to these restrictions.
  • Fishing is prohibited on boat ramps, courtesy docks, swimming beaches, and in swimming areas marked with buoys. In state parks, fish may only be cleaned at designated fish cleaning stations or other locations as posted.
  • Digging holes, removing or defacing geological formations, archeological relics or ruins, or vegetation (except for noncommercial use of edible wild plants, wild fruits, nuts, or fungi) is prohibited.
  • Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Actions which alarm, anger, or disturb others are prohibited. Generators can not be used during quiet hours. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the park.
  • Firearms may only be discharged in areas specifically designated for hunting or target practice.
  • DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at the dump station.
  • Cabin renters may check in after 2:00pm and check out by Noon everyday, year round. Smoking is not allowed in cabins. Pets and pet carriers are not allowed inside or on the porches of cabins. Cabin renters are not allowed to grill or cook from the porch deck. The cabin must be clean prior to departure. Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during the length of stay. Damages will be billed to the renter for payment.
  • ** Information in this brochure has been prepared as a guide, not a complete list of regulations. Complete regulations may also be viewed and printed online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/regulations. **
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Overview

    Description

    Hidden within the western Kansas prairie, Lake Scott State Park is a startling oasis of natural springs, deep wooded canyons, and craggy bluffs. A 100 acre spring fed lake created by a dam constructed in 1930 is nestled among the picturesque hills. Groves of hackberry, ash, elm, willow, walnut, and cedar trees compliment the bank and several majestic cottonwoods as old as the lake also accent the area. Rich in history and scenic splendor,Lake Scott State Park provides a perfect recreational setting for swimming, canoeing, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and wildlife observation.

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    Cabin

    Fri Oct 03 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Primitive Site

    Thu Oct 02 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Shelter

    Thu Oct 02 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Standard Full Hookup

    Thu Oct 02 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups

    Thu Oct 02 2014 - Wed Sep 30 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 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 Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
    Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Archeological Sites
    • Area Attraction
    • Bath House
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Camping, Equestrian Group
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoeing
    • Concession
    • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dock, Fishing
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fishing, Pier
    • Grills
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Historic Sites
    • Historic Structure/Feature
    • Horseback Riding
    • Jogging/Running
    • Kiosk
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Pier, Fishing
    • Playground
    • Programs, History
    • Programs, Nature
    • Recreation Programs
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Sail Boating
    • Scenic Driving Routes
    • Showers
    • Sightseeing
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • Swimming - Park Lake
    • Trails - Mountain Bike
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
    • Volleyball
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Art & Museum
    • Church
    • Hospital
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Town
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    KS Refund Policy

    Cabins:
    Cabins may be reserved from one year to three days in advance. Reservations require a $14.00 reservation fee.
    Cancellation 30 or more days prior to arrival date results in a 100 percent refund minus reservation fee.
    Cancellation 29 to 5 days prior to arrival results in a 100 percent refund minus one night rental fee and reservation fee.
    Cancellation 4 days or less prior to arrival date or after arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited.

    Campsites:
    Designated camp sites may be reserved from one year to three days in advance. Reservations require a $3.00 reservation fee in addition to the regular camping fee. Reserved sites may not be available until 2 p.m. the day of arrival. Reservation fees are non-refundable.
    Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a 100% refund minus reservation fee.
    Cancellation 14 to 3 days prior to arrival results in a refund minus 1 camping night and reservation fee.
    Cancellation less than 3 days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.
    Cancellation within minimum window of stay results in a forfeiture of all fees.
    Notification of shorten stay within 14 to 1 day of arrival results in a forfeiture of fees for 1 night camping.

    Shelters:
    Cancellation less than 3 days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.
    Cancellation 3 days or more prior to arrival date results in a 100% refund minus reservation fee.

    Payment:
    Payment in full is required at the time the reservation is made.
    Payments accepted online or by phone - Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
    Payments accepted at the park office - Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, money order, or cash.
    There is a non-refundable $3.00 reservation fee per campsite, picnic shelter or facility.
    There is a non-refundable $14.00 reservation fee per cabin.

    Cancellations:
    All cancellation requests may be submitted online. If having difficulties contact the KDWP office connected to your reservation.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2014 -
    Sep 30 2014
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $8.00
    Standard Full Hookup $8.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $8.00
    Cabin $75.00
    ($490.00 Weekly**)
    Non Peak Season
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $75.00
    ($490.00 Weekly**)
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $75.00
    ($490.00 Weekly**)
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $8.00
    Standard Full Hookup $8.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $8.00
    Cabin $75.00
    ($490.00 Weekly**)

    *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):
    38.68222, -100.91639
    38°40'56"N, 100°54'59"W

    Lake Scott State Park 101 W Scott Lake Drive Scott City, Kansas 67871 Scott State Park is located west of Highway 83 between Oakley and Scott City on K 95. From the North, take Hwy 83 South to North K 95 and turn right. Follow K 95 3.5 miles and turn right into park entrance. From the South, take Hwy 83 North to South K 95 and turn left, follow K 95 3.0 miles, turn left into park entrance.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Lake Scott State Park
    101 W. Scott Lake Drive
    Scott City  KS  67871

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (620)872-2061
    Additional Information