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Meade State Park, KS

Photo: Meade State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 16 2015   Later Dates


Originally carved out of the Turkey Track Ranch in 1927, Meade State Park rests in the High Plains of southwest Kansas. The state park and wildlife area comprise 803 acres of land and water and are situated just west of the Red Hills, about 8 miles south and 5 miles west of Meade on Highway 23.

Overnight camping is available and visitors may choose from 54 primitive sites or 42 water and electric sites. Sewer is not provided, but a dump station is available for year round use. The lake is surrounded by many trees that provide shade for camping or picnicking.

In the 80-acre lake, bluegill, crappie, channel cat, and largemouth bass are plentiful and provide excellent opportunities for avid anglers. A boat dock is available for unloading boats. No skiing or pleasure boating is allowed and all boats must be operated at no-wake speeds. A swimming beach area has been marked off.

While small, the 360-acre wildlife area offers good opportunities for dove and quail hunters. Deer, turkey, rabbit, and some waterfowl also inhabit the area and offer hunters an occasional mixed bag. Deer may be hunted with bow, muzzle loading and center fire firearms. For nature lovers who like to identify various trees, grasses, flowers, and birds, a nature trail has been marked at the northwest corner of the lake.

Meade State Park is pleased to offer guests a Visitor Center that can host a wide variety of events. Information can be obtained at the park office. Please check posted notices for other rules and regulations.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Meeting Space
  • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
  • Ocean/Beach
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Swimming, Park Lake
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Archery
  • Field Sports/Activities
Within 10 Miles
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Airport
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Car Rentals
  • Catering
  • Church
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Emergency Services
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Historic Structure/Feature
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Programs, History
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Swimming, Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information
  • 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, ATV¿s and skateboards cannot be operated in the state park.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas and is subject to posted restrictions. All campers and camping units are limited to a stay of no 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 fully 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 noted 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.
  • A special event permit is required for any event involving entrance fees, exclusive use of an area, sales, organized competition, amplified sound, or reservation of a specific site or facility. Check with the park office for details.
  • 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.
  • Boats may not operate within 200 feet of any area posted specifically for swimming and delineated by markers. No-wake speeds are required within 200 feet of a boat ramp, boat dock. Boats left unattended at courtesy docks are subject to removal.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
  • Litter must be put in trash containers if provided. Where containers are not provided, park users must take their trash out with them.
  • Digging holes, removing or defacing geological formations, archeological relics or ruins, or vegetation (except for noncommercial use of edible wild plants, fruits, nuts, or fungi) is prohibited.
  • Quiet hours are 11 pm to 6 am. Actions which alarm, anger, or disturb others are prohibited. Generators cannot be used during quiet hours. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the park.
  • Firearms may only be fired in areas designated for hunting or target practice.
  • GREY WATER DUMPING 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 trails. Please use caution when crossing roadways.
  • Cabin renters may check in after 2:00pm and check out by Noon. No smoking 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 are responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during their 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 be viewed and printed online at: www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/regulations
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.16639, -100.43108
    37°9'59"N, 100°25'52"W

    Meade State Park is located 13 miles south of Meade, KS on K23 Highway. The area can be driven to by driving south of Plains, KS 6 miles on blacktop county road 5, then driving east on blacktop county road V. The area can also be driven to by driving 17 miles east of Highway 54, two miles north of the Cimarron River bridge east of Liberal, KS.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Meade State Park
    13051 V Road
    Meade KS 67864

    Phone Number:

    Information: (620)873-2572

    Special Events:

      The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

    • The state park host this annual Outdoor kids event. We have a variety of outdoor activities, a free lunch, and tons of free prizes. People come from all over Southwest Kansas, the TX and OK panhandles to enjoy the event. on May 07 2011