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CARBOLYN PARK, KS

part ofPomona Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Carbolyn Park is located in eastern Kansas along Dragoon Creek, just east of Pomona Lake. The scenic park appeals to family campers, sportsmen and water sport enthusiasts. The reservoir covers 4,000 acres and offers excellent fishing and boating opportunities.

Natural Features:

Pomona Lake is situated among the rolling hills, mixed grasslands, croplands and forests of eastern Kansas. Wildlife and numerous species of birds can be observed at this secluded, heavily shaded campground. Bald eagles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkey, crappie, walleye, channel catfish and other wildlife can be found here.

Recreation:

Fishing, boating, picnicking, and hunting are favorite activities on and around Pomona Lake. The lake's fish and wildlife resources provide ample opportunities for sportsmen and women.

Three nearby trails meander around Pomona, providing visitors with hiking and nature study opportunities. Deer Creek Nature Trail and Witches' Broom Trail are short trails for hikers.

The Black Hawk Trail offers a 33 mile loop with several trailheads. It is a popular hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking path.

Facilities:

Carbolyn Park Campground offers 32 campsites, 29 of which have electric and water hookups. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, a shower building, playground, dump station, picnic shelter, boat ramp and numerous bank-fishing areas.

The local sheriff's department and Corps of Engineers rangers patrol the park during the recreation season.

A visitor center is located a short distance from the park and provides educational displays about the lake and its environment.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous parks lie on the banks of Pomona Lake, offering additional boating, fishing, swimming, hunting, and hiking opportunities.

The town of Lyndon, Kansas is less than 10 miles away, with limited restaurants and shops. This small town is home to 22 historical sites and the smallest Carnegie library still in use.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Park Attendant
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.675, -95.67917
38°40'30"N, 95°40'45"W

Located 25 miles south of Topeka on US 75. The park entrance is 4.5 miles north of Lyndon, KS on US 75 on the east side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CARBOLYN PARK
5260 POMONA DAM ROAD
VASSAR  KS  66543-9212

Phone Number:

Information:  (785)453-2201
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