List of lakes, reservoirs, and dams in Kansas

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Lakes and rivers in Kansas

This is a listing of lakes, reservoirs, and dams located in the State of Kansas.

Lakes and reservoirs by size[edit]

Wilson Dam and Lake
Birds on one of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge's salt marshes.
Lake Inman is the largest natural lake in Kansas.

The shorelines of Kansas Lakes are mostly in government ownership and open to the public for hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Large areas of public land surround most of the lakes.

Name Capacity in acre feet (normal pool) surface acres (normal pool) maximum depth comments
Milford Lake 351,577 15,709 acres (6,357 ha) 65 feet (20 m) 21,000 acres (8,500 ha) of recreational land
Tuttle Creek Lake 253,265 12,500 acres (5,059 ha) 50 feet (15 m) 16,000 acres (6,500 ha) of recreational land
Waconda Lake (Glen Elder Dam) 241,460 12,586 acres (5,093 ha) 45 feet (14 m) 13,000 acres (5,300 ha) of recreational land
Wilson Lake 235,000 9,020 acres (3,650 ha) 65 feet (20 m) Clearest lake in Kansas; 8,120 acres (3,290 ha) of recreational land
Perry Lake 209, 513 11,150 acres (4,512 ha) 55 feet (17 m) 21,600 acres (8,700 ha) of recreational land
Cheney Reservoir 168,000 9,537 acres (3,859 ha) 49 feet (15 m) 7,412 acres (3,000 ha) of recreational land
El Dorado Lake 153,444 8,000 acres (3,237 ha) 51 feet (16 m) Trout fishing below dam in winter; 8,000 acres (3,200 ha) of recreational land
Melvern Lake 151,256 6,930 acres (2,804 ha) 60 feet (18 m) 17,244 acres (6,978 ha) of recreational land
Clinton Lake 110,400 7,000 acres (2,833 ha) 55 feet (17 m) 11,000 acres (4,500 ha) of recreational land
Marion Reservoir 80,669 6,200 acres (2,509 ha) 37 feet (11 m) 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) of recreational land
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 79,252 6,869 acres (2,780 ha) 55 feet (17 m) 5,668 acres (2,294 ha) of recreational land
Hillsdale Lake 76,300 4,575 acres (1,851 ha) 57 feet (17 m) 8,000 acres (3,200 ha) of recreational land
Pomona Lake 70,600 4,060 acres (1,643 ha) 50 feet (15 m) 10,500 acres (4,200 ha) of recreational land
Kirwin Dam 67,268 5,079 acres (2,055 ha) 49 feet (15 m) Lake is the centerpiece of 10,778 acres (4,362 ha) Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge
Kanopolis Lake 50,273 3,406 acres (1,378 ha) 35 feet (11 m) 12,500 acres (5,100 ha) of recreational land
John Redmond Reservoir 50,040 9,400 acres (3,804 ha) 12 feet (3.7 m) 20,000 acres (8,100 ha) of recreational land
Council Grove Lake 43,984 3,310 acres (1,340 ha) 56 feet (17 m) 2,638 acres (1,068 ha) of recreational land
Webster Lake 37,926 3,740 acres (1,514 ha) 42 feet (13 m) 3,164 acres (1,280 ha) of recreational land
Elk City Lake 37,422 4,450 acres (1,801 ha) 24 feet (7.3 m) 12,000 acres (4,900 ha) of recreational land
Keith Sebelius Reservoir 35,935 2,181 acres (883 ha) 42 feet (13 m) 5,668 acres (2,294 ha) of recreational land
Big Hill Lake 23,361 1,240 acres (502 ha) 60 feet (18 m) 1,280 acres (520 ha) of recreational land; 17 mile (27km) horse trail
Fall River Lake 20,690 2,450 acres (991 ha) 30 feet (9.1 m) 20,100 acres (8,100 ha) of recreational land, including Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge
Toronto Lake 16,528 2,800 acres (1,133 ha) 45 feet (14 m) 5,775 acres (2,337 ha) of recreational land
Lovewell Reservoir 15,284 2,986 acres (1,208 ha) 35 feet (11 m) 2,229 acres (902 ha) of recreational land

Sources: Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Kansas State Parks. Copan, Hulah, and Kaw lakes extend into Kansas but are mostly in Oklahoma.

Natural lakes[edit]

Man-made lakes[edit]

Lakes managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers[edit]

Reservoirs managed by the Bureau of Reclamation[edit]

A map showing location of Bureau of Reclamation lakes in Kansas.

Reservoirs managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks[edit]

Diversion dams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramsur areas" http://www.whsrn.org/site-profile/cheyenne-bottoms, accessed 20 Sep 2012