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TUTTLE CREEK COVE, KS

part ofTuttle Creek Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
sites 5-9 in the Lakeshore loop
Status: Closed through Sat Nov 29 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Tuttle Creek Cove Campground is a large, quiet oasis located on the shores of Tuttle Creek Lake in the wide open expanse of northeast Kansas.

Natural Features:

Tuttle Creek Lake is situated in the northern portion of the Flint Hills, which are characterized by flat-topped hills with long, steep slopes, limestone rock outcrops and well-defined stream channels. The climate is typified by warm summers and moderately cold winters.

More than 2 million guests visit Tuttle Creek Lake each year to enjoy the endless recreational opportunities provided by the vast lake and surrounding landscape.

Recreation:

Tuttle Creek Lake's 11 parks, marina, 10,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. Boating, fishing and hiking top the list.

Power boaters on Tuttle Creek Lake will enjoy the lake's large main body of water on calm days for water skiing and pleasure boating. Canoeists and kayakers will find River Pond below the dam a perfect place for paddling. The state park offers canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals.

Bald eagles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkeys, crappie, walleye, channel catfish and other wildlife can be found at Tuttle Creek Lake. The lake's fish and wildlife resources provide sightseers, anglers and hunters ample opportunities for their sports.

The lake also boasts miles of hiking, biking, off-road vehicle and equestrian trails. The Blue River Trail, a one mile long loop in Outlet Park, provides excellent views of wildlife in all seasons. Click here to learn about additional trails around the lake.

Facilities:

Tuttle Creek Cove Campground offers 56 compact campsites on a scenic lakeshore setting. Showers, flush toilets and other modern amenities are provided.

A swimming beach, playgrounds and picnic areas are also available, making the area ideal for family trips or parties.

39 sites offer water and 50 amp electric hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

Konza Prairie, Kansas State University, Fort Riley and the Prairie Parkway are all located a short drive from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Lake Front Sites
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Entrance gates are closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly
  • Terrain between the campsites and shower buildings is steep and does not meet accessibility standards
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.27714, -96.63087
39°16'38"N, 96°37'51"W

From the intersection of US-24 and K-13 at the west end of the dam, turn east onto K-13, then immediately turn north onto Tuttle Cove Road and continue 3 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TUTTLE CREEK COVE
6040 Tuttle Cove Road
MANHATTAN  KS  66503

Phone Number:

Information:  (785)539-6523
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