Cheney State Park
|Cheney State Park|
|Kansas state park|
|Counties||Kingman & Reno|
|- elevation||1,450 ft (442 m) |
|Area||1,913 acres (774.2 ha)|
|Management||Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism|
The park is divided into two areas ( comprising 1,913 acres (7.74 km2), straddling the 6,800-acre (28 km2) and ),Cheney Reservoir, one of the top sailing lakes in the United States. The Ninnescah Sailing Association has facilities in the West Shore Area. A marina in the East Shore Area offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.
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.
The 5,200-acre (21 km2) Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides opportunities for wildlife watching, nature photography, and hunting. 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.
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- "Ninnescah Sailing Association". Retrieved 2012-11-23.
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- "Cheney Reservoir & Wildlife Area" (PDF). Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-23.