Eisenhower State Park (Kansas)
|Eisenhower State Park|
|Location||Osage County, Kansas, Kansas, United States|
|Area||1,785 acres (7.22 km2)|
|Elevation||1,083 ft (330 m)|
|Governing body||Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism|
The park was formerly known as Melvern State Park, due to its location on the north shore of the 6,900-acre (28 km2) Melvern Lake, was renamed in 1990 to honor former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. The park includes 1,345 acres (5.44 km2) of prairie, 440 acres (1.8 km2) of woodland, and various areas for recreational activities.
The 10,008-acre (40.50 km2) Melvern Wildlife Area adjacent to the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, squirrels, various furbearers, and waterfowl making it a great place to observe or partake in hunting (by permission only). Hunting is allowed throughout the park except on the 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) waterfowl refuge, which is open to wildlife viewing from January 15 to October 1.
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- "Eisenhower State Park". Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-10.