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Ottawa SFL, KS

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


Ottawa State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area, north of Salina, offers one cabin that will accommodate up to six guests. Whether a spring fishing destination, a fall hunting adventure, or a summer family reunion, this deluxe cabin is open year round. The 111-acre lake is a short walk and the 560-acre wildlife area provides hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. The cabin is partially handicapped-accessible, has air conditioning/heat, and is available year-round. It has one full bathroom and one bedroom with a queen-size bed. In the living area, there is a futon and a single murphy bed and set of bunk beds. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and filters, toaster, and is stocked with dishes, utensils, and pots and pans. Outside amenities include a covered porch and a patio complete with a gas grill, picnic table, and fire ring. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities with two boat ramps, several fishing piers, and maintained shorelines for easy access to the lake. Boating on the lake is for fishing only. The area around the lake provides hiking, wildlife viewing, primitive camping, and a group shelter. Vehicle permits are not required at Ottawa State Fishing Lake. For more information on Ottawa State Fishing Lake/Wildlife Area go to: www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/Locations/State-Fishing-Lakes/Region-1/Ottawa

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Cabins
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Restrooms
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Wildlife Viewing
Alerts and Important Information
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. All trash must be taken with you when departing.
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 1 Office at Hays, KS. (785) 628-8614.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.10806, -97.57444
39°6'29"N, 97°34'28"W

From the junction of Hwy 81 and Hwy 106: Drive 6 miles East on KS Hwy 106 to Ottawa State Fishing Lake. Enter at gate with the sign "Uncle Mike's Cabin."

From Salina, KS: Intersection of I-70 and KS Hwy 81 travel North approximately 20 miles. Take the KS-106 Minneapolis exit. Turn east and follow KS Hwy 106 blacktop 6 miles to Ottawa State Fishing Lake. Stay on blacktop to sign gate “Uncle Mike’s Cabin.”

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Ottawa SFL
1079 N. 190th Rd.
Minneapolis KS 67467

Phone Number:

Information: (785)488-2123