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McPherson SFL, KS

McPherson State Fishing Lake adjoins the 2,574 acre Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, which offers viewing of bison and elk in a native prairie setting. The 46-acre lake is surrounded by 260 acres of campground and public use area. The lake is characterized by a steep rocky shoreline towards...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Sep 23 2015   Later Dates

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A non-refundable reservation fee is charged for each transaction. Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival. No tent, trailer, or RV camping is allowed at the cabin site. All dishes should be clean and put away. A trash dumpster is located near the west entrance to the lake. Trash should be taken to the dumpster before checking out. Staff will inspect the cabin after you leave and additional charges may be applied for cleaning, missing items, or damages. No pets or smoking are allowed in the cabins The office is not open daily. For additional information, contact the Region 4 Office at Wichita, KS. (316) 683-8069.
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Overview

Description

McPherson State Fishing Lake adjoins the 2,574 acre Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, which offers viewing of bison and elk in a native prairie setting. The 46-acre lake is surrounded by 260 acres of campground and public use area. The lake is characterized by a steep rocky shoreline towards the dam and shallow mud flats on the upper end. A boat launch facility is located on the west side of the lake. Boating on the lake is for fishing only. Primitive camping is also permitted and fire rings/grills, picnic tables, and pit toilets are available. For visitors who prefer not to rough it, McPherson State Fishing Lake offers a 16' x 27' deluxe cabin with air conditioning/heat, open to visitors year-round. This cabin is handicapped-accessible. It has one full bathroom, one bedroom with a full size bed, and a futon. In the living area, there is a sofa and a single murphy bed. There is a kitchen complete with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and filters, toaster, dishes, utensils, and pots and pans. Outside amenities include a covered porch, picnic table, and fire ring. It is a short walk to the water's edge and a hiking trail that starts just south of the cabin. Vehicles are permitted on maintained roads and in designated parking areas. Vehicle permits are not required at McPherson State Fishing Lake.

For more information on McPherson State Fishing Lake and Maxwell Wildlife Refuge go to http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Region-4/Maxwell

Booking Window
Fri Sep 26 2014 - Wed Sep 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 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 Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cabins
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting-Archery
  • Interpretive Center
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Lookout Tower
  • Nature Study
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Programs, Nature
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River/Stream
  • Stargazing
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Church
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Reservoir
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
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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
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Cabin $70.00
($490.00 Weekly**)
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Cabin $70.00
($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):
38.475, -97.47194
38°28'30"N, 97°28'19"W

From Canton: 6 miles north on 27th Avenue(County Road 304). Turn west on Pueblo Road and go 2 1/2 miles to west side of McPherson State Fishing Lake.Cabin is in south end of campground on west side of lake.

From McPherson: 12 miles east on Hwy 56. Turn north onto Hwy 86 (27th Avenue), then follow directions above.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

McPherson SFL
2577 Pueblo Road
Canton  KS  67428

Phone Number:

Information:  (620)628-4592
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