OVERLOOK PARK, KS

This day-use picnic area, located just north of Clinton Lake in the hills of Kansas, is the perfect spot for a party or family gathering.Congress authorized Clinton Lake in 1962, and the finished reservoir was filled in 1980. While the Dam and Reservoir were originally built for flood...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

Book a Campsite at OVERLOOK PARK, KS

Enter Dates

Narrow Results




Know Before You Go
  • Day-use only
  • No firewood from outside Douglas or Shawnee counties in Kansas permitted. Please help us prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer insect. For more information contact the Clinton Lake Project Office at (785) 843-7665.
     Available online       Unavailable online
Campsite Search Results: 1-2 of 2 Previous | Next
Site# Loop Site type Max # of people Equip length/ Driveway Amenities Online availability
Campsite Search Results: 1-2 of 2 Previous | Next
GROUP SITES GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC 100 0 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
GROUP SITES GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 100 0 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
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.
Photos
Photo: OVERLOOK PARK Photo: OVERLOOK PARK Photo: OVERLOOK PARK Photo: OVERLOOK PARK
Overview

Overview

This day-use picnic area, located just north of Clinton Lake in the hills of Kansas, is the perfect spot for a party or family gathering.

Natural Features:

Congress authorized Clinton Lake in 1962, and the finished reservoir was filled in 1980. While the Dam and Reservoir were originally built for flood control, the area has now become a recreational oasis for millions of visitors to enjoy the beautiful green Kansas backdrop.

Clinton Lake's beautiful setting of steep bluffs, wooded shoreline and clear water is unequaled among Kansas lakes. Shoreline development has been limited in an effort to preserve as much of the natural setting as possible.

Clinton spans 8 miles up the Wakarusa Valley and covers 7,000 surface acres. If the lake ever approaches the top of its flood pool, an additional 5,800 acres will be covered, extending the area to 13 miles along the valley floor.

Recreation:

A horseshoe pit, sand volleyball court, softball field and playground are all provided at Overlook Park.

Clinton Lake offers opportunities for boating, fishing, canoeing, jet skiing, swimming and countless other water sports, making it the main attraction to area.

The lake's fish and wildlife resources provide sightseers, fishermen, and hunters ample opportunities for their sports, and Clinton Lake is well-stocked with crappie, walleye, channel catfish and white bass.

Wildlife viewing is also a popular activity, with bald eagles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkey and other wildlife in abundance at Clinton Lake.

Three trail systems are located around Clinton Lake, including the North Shore, South Shore and the George Latham Trails. All offer hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities within a 20 minute drive.

Facilities:

Overlook Park has two picnic shelters available for up to 100 guests. Flush toilets and drinking water are available for visitors' convenience.

Nearby Attractions:

The Visitor Center, located on the northwest side of the dam, just down the road from Overlook Park, has several informative displays covering topics such as the history of the area, reasons for the dam and the wildlife in the area.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Fri Apr 25 2014 - Thu Apr 23 2015

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

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Apr 25 2014 - Thu Apr 23 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
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Softball Fields
  • Trails
  • Volleyball
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $35.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $35.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $35.00

*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):
38.94133, -95.34035
38°56'29"N, 95°20'25"W

From Lawrence, Kansas, take Clinton Parkway/23rd Street west to the end of the road. Make a right turn followed by the first left turn. Continue approximately one-fourth mile to park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

OVERLOOK PARK
800 N. 1402 Rd.
LAWRENCE KS 66049

Phone Number:

Information: (785)843-7665
Additional Information