Cheney State Park

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Cheney State Park
Kansas state park
Country  United States
State  Kansas
Counties Kingman & Reno
Location Cheney
 - elevation 1,450 ft (442 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°44′N 97°49′W / 37.733°N 97.817°W / 37.733; -97.817
Area 1,913 acres (774.2 ha)
Founded 1964
Management Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Location of Cheney State Park in Kansas

Cheney State Park is a state park of Kansas in the United States. Completed in 1964, the park is located in Kingman and Reno counties in Kansas, 5 miles north of Cheney and 20 miles west of Wichita.

The park is divided into two areas (37°43′59″N 97°50′24″W / 37.733°N 97.840°W / 37.733; -97.840 (Cheney State Park, East Shore Area) and 37°45′00″N 97°46′52″W / 37.750°N 97.781°W / 37.750; -97.781 (Cheney State Park, East Shore Area)), comprising 1,913 acres (7.74 km2), straddling the 6,800-acre (28 km2) Cheney Reservoir, one of the top sailing lakes in the United States.[2] The Ninnescah Sailing Association has facilities in the West Shore Area.[3] A marina in the East Shore Area offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.

The Giefer Creek and Spring Creek nature trails offer hikers a sampling of the area's natural beauty. A handicapped-accessible fishing complex is available at the Toadstool Loop Jetty.

The park features 29 miles of asphalt roads and parking areas; a park office; 2 marina's; 223 electrical hookp sites with water; over 400 primitive camp sites; 4 trailer dumpstations; 6 boat ramps with 22 launching lanes; 4 courtesy docks; 2 fish cleaning stations; 7 modern pit toilets; 9 showerhouses; 1 shelter with restrooms; 2 large group shelters; 2 medium group shelters; 29 small picnic shelters; 1 group camping area with 20 utility sites, a large shelter and a restroom; 2 nature trails; and 7 modern cabins.[4]

The 5,200-acre (21 km2) Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides opportunities for wildlife watching, nature photography, and hunting.[5] A refuge has been set aside within the wildlife area for migratory waterfowl. The area is closed to all activities from Sept. 15 through March 15, when it is reopened for fishing and non-hunting day use activities.[6]

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  1. ^ "Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Cheney State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Ninnescah Sailing Area". Cheney State Park. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Ninnescah Sailing Association". Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Cheney State Park". Kansas State Parks. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Cheney Wildlife Area". Kansas Wildlife Areas. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  6. ^ "Cheney Reservoir & Wildlife Area" (PDF). Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 

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