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Glen Elder - Glen Elder State Park


Located just west of the city of Glen Elder, south of US-24/K-9

On the north shores of 12,500-acre Glen Elder Reservoir (Waconda Lake), one of Kansas' largest lakes, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With its rural setting, Glen Elder is a perfect place to relax.

The reservoir covers what once was a mineral spring sacred to many Native Americans and former home of a sanitarium. The Waconda Springs Replica at the park pays tribute to this ill-fated site of Kansas geology and Native American history. At Waconda Heritage Village, a living museum, visit the historic Hopewell Church south of the park office. The park is home, also, of the Wakonda Indian Festival.

Glen Elder Wildlife Area encompasses almost 13,200 land acres surrounding the lake. You can see and photograph a diversity of wildlife species. In winter, bald and golden eagles visit. Deer and pheasant are common sights. Waterfowl stop on their migrations, and a small Canada goose flock makes the area home.



Thursday, March 1, 2018
Neat park. Great for my kids and not far away

Brenda Spangler

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Wonderful state park. Easy to navigate. Nice camping facilities.


Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Great camping spots, peaceful lake.

Nathan Beougher

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
Love this place... Family fun for all ages... Great fishing, great campsites, nice people would recommend for any family...

Greg Bryson

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Had a great time on the lake. Caught a few fish. Not much boat traffic made for a good day

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