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Lovewell State Park, KS

Lovewell State Park is a haven for outdoor lovers who are looking for variety. Located off the beaten track in northern Jewell County, Lovewell offers an enticing blend of camping, fishing, wildlife watching, and special events. The park features excellent shade and 28 full utility...
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  • Consumption of cereal malt beverages containing no more than 3.2 percent alcohol is permitted on department lands and waters unless otherwise posted. Kegs and party balls are strictly prohibited
  • Complete regulations may be viewed and printed online at www.kdwp.state.ks.us/regulations
  • Park office hours:
    Mid-Sept through April: Open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday
    May: Open 8 am to 4:30 pm DAILY
    Memorial Weekend through Mid-August: Open 8am to 6 pm Sun thru Wed; 8 am to 8:30 pm Thurs thru Sat DAILY
    Mid-August through September: Open 8am to 4:30pm DAILY

    After hours check-ins should contact the State Park Office during business hours prior to arrival. Camp Hosts are available for emergencies mid-April thru Labor Day Weekend.
    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. 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.
    Fireworks are prohibited except by posted notice.
    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.
    All litter must be properly disposed of in the provided trashbins. Where no bins are provided, patrons must carry their trash out with them.
    DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at the dump station.
    Trails are open during daylight hours only. No camping, fires, or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Please use caution when crossing roadways.
    Cabin renters may check in after 2:00pm and check out by Noon, year round. Smoking is not allowed in cabins. Pets and pet carriers are not allowed inside or on the porches of cabins unless, staying in the Pioneer Cabin, which is designated as pet-friendly. Pet Friendly Fee of $50.00 is due at least 48 hours PRIOR to check-in, if bringing a pet. Contact the office at 785-753-4971 and we will be glad to assist you. 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.
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    Overview

    Description

    Lovewell State Park is a haven for outdoor lovers who are looking for variety. Located off the beaten track in northern Jewell County, Lovewell offers an enticing blend of camping, fishing, wildlife watching, and special events. The park features excellent shade and 28 full utility, 48 water/electric, 79 electric-only, and 240 primitive campsites, as well as ten rentable cabins.
    Designated electrical sites may be reserved. Bluebird, Walleye Point, and Buffalo primitive camping areas are reserveable for groups. Four shower/toilet buildings, two vault toilets, year-round freeze-proof water hydrants, two trailer dump stations, and fish cleaning stations are centrally located in the park. A historic limestone school hosts summer church services and an archery range is located north of the Cottonwood Shower Building. The Pioneer Day-use Area features a playground, sand volleyball court, disc golf course and horseshoe pits. Two basketball goals are located west of the marina. The Southwinds Swimming Beach offers plenty of sun and shade. Picnic facilities are available throughout the day-use areas. Reserveable shelters include Southwinds, Beach, Willow, Rose Hill, and Walleye Point Group Shelters.

    Lovewell hosts several annual special events, including a Kids Fishing Derby in early June, Sand Castle Contest in July, Lovewell Fun Day and Campground Christmas events in August, 3-D Archery Shoot and Chili Cookoff in September, and various other special events throughout the year. The 2,900-acre Lovewell Reservoir is popular with anglers. The south shore features high bluffs that block summer winds. The 2,200-acre Lovewell Wildlife Area invites hunters, wildlife watchers, and other wildlife enthusiasts to experience a variety of wellmanaged habitats.

    Booking Window

    Cabin

    Fri Oct 24 2014 - Wed Oct 21 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 23 2014 - Wed Oct 21 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 23 2014 - Wed Oct 21 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 23 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

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

    Standard with Electric Hookup

    Thu Oct 23 2014 - Wed Oct 21 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 23 2014 - Wed Oct 21 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
    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
    Non Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Archery
    • Bath House
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Boating, Power
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoeing
    • Church
    • Comfort Station
    • Dining
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Fish Cleaning Station
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Grills
    • Grocery Store
    • Group/Community Facility
    • Historic Structure/Feature
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Inlet/Sound
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Jet Skiing
    • Jogging/Running
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Marina
    • Moorage
    • Nature Study
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Parking
    • Pay Telephone
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
    • Rentals, Jet Skis
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Sail Boarding
    • Sail Boating
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Skiing - Water
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • Swimming - Reservoir
    • Volleyball Net
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Reservoir
    • Water Drinking
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
    Less Than 1000 Feet
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Reservoir
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM/Cash Machine
    • Admin Service, Copying
    • Admin Service, Faxing
    • Antiquing
    • Archeological Sites
    • Area Attraction
    • Ball Field
    • Emergency Services
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fishing, River / Stream
    • Golf
    • Historic Sites
    • Hospital
    • Hunting
    • Laundry
    • Maintenance, Boat
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Meeting Space
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Newspapers
    • Scenic Driving Routes
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Town
    • Water Access, River/Stream
    • Winery Tours
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
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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
    Non Peak Season
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard with Electric Hookup $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $45.00-$75.00
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard with Electric Hookup $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $45.00-$75.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $8.00
    Standard with Electric Hookup $8.00
    Standard Full Hookup $8.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $8.00
    Cabin $45.00-$75.00
    Non Peak Season
    Oct 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    Standard with Water and Electric Hookups $7.00
    Standard with Electric Hookup $7.00
    Standard Full Hookup $7.00
    Shelter $0.00
    Primitive Site $7.00
    Cabin $45.00-$75.00

    *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):
    39.90972, -98.04833
    39°54'35"N, 98°2'54"W

    From Mankato, KS:
    4 miles west via USHwy 36; 9 miles north via KSHwy14; turn east at Hwy 14 and Y Road; travel 4 miles east on Y Road, turn south at 4-way stop. Park Office entrance is 1/2 mile south of intersection on left.

    From Superior, NE:
    8 miles south via KSHwy 14; turn east at Hwy 14 and Y Road; travel 4 miles east on Y Road, turn south at 4-way stop. Park Office entrance is 1/2 mile south of intersection on left.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Lovewell State Park
    2446 250 Rd
    Webber  KS  66970

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (785)753-4971
    Additional Information