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Elk City State Park

4825 Squaw Creek Rd

Located about 5 miles northwest of Independence, 1 mile north of US-160

Dense oak and hickory woodlands meet rolling meadows of big bluestem and Indian grass at this striking 857-acre park located on the east shore of 4,500-acre Elk City Reservoir with 12,000 acres of wildlife area nearby. Elk City State Park offers a quiet, family-oriented get-away. The compact park allows easy, quick access to features including boat ramps, a swim beach, camping, playgrounds, and hiking trails. The lake area offers picturesque views ranging from open prairie to wooded hills and limestone bluffs.

The area is well-known for its diverse trail systems, including the Eagle Rock Mountain Bike Trail, the Post-Oak and Green Thumb Nature Trails, the Table Mound Hiking Trail, and the Squaw Creek Hiking Trail. Also nearby is the Elk River Hiking Trail, a 15-mile trail from the west end of the dam to the US-160 bridge over the Elk River south of Elk City. Wildlife watchers can see a variety of Kansas wildlife, including the large pileated woodpecker which is common in the mature trees along the Elk River.


Jack Bell

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Love this place. Lots of space and places to hike and have water fun. Our place for campfire relaxation.


Monday, July 9, 2018
Great park. Stayed at spot #24. More private on an end

Bobbie Gilmore

Thursday, May 31, 2018
We have been here 2 yrs and have made the best of it and it was great at first but then you see how some of the people are and the staff if you can find any of the are no help the most of the camp host they have now are drunk most the time and calling the mane office don't help this is one sorry place to live just a weekend I guess it would be ok but I know for us being here has has sucked the last 6 mos and I will never tell any one any different so glad we are moving out

Daniel Fossoy

Sunday, March 11, 2018
We chose a pull through site in which we needed raise one side and the front of significantly to level. Nice hiking trails. $22 per night. Showers were close, but are nice when open. They have a fishing dock and points which protrude out into lake for fishing.

Gerry Short

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
This is an amazing place to watch sunsets, have family get-togethers, or just get creative with taking pics of whatever you want. It's quiet and soothing. The only thing I would change is I would put in more bathrooms or have the ones there unlocked.

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