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AKA: Glen Elder Reservoir

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and white bass at Waconda Lake in Kansas.
Waconda Lake, KS

Cawker City, Glen Elder State Park and the town of Glen Elder wrap around the northern borders of Waconda Lake, creating easy access for boating fishing and camping. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy this 12,600-acre lake, in the north-central part of the state, for hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, boating and most of all great fishing. Explore more than 100 miles of shoreline in search of largemouth, smallmouth and white bass, plus crappie, catfish and walleye. Visit Glen Elder Marina for camping and fishing supplies as well as convenience items, boat slips, fuel and live bait. Four major campgrounds offer campsites and RV hookups, as well as areas for swimming and fishing from the bank.

Primary fish species residing in Waconda Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass

Glen Elder Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kanza Campground - 785 545-3345

Pawnee Campground - 785 545-3345

Kaw Campground - 785 545-3345

Arikaree Campground - 785 545-3345

Waconda Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Waconda Lake
Glen Elder State Park
2131 180 Rd
Glen Elder, KS 67446
785 545-3345

 

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