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part ofFall River Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Oct 29 2015   Season Dates


Fall River Dam is located on Fall River, a tributary of the Verdigris River, in Greenwood County, Kansas. Opportunities for outdoor family fun and recreation include swimming, boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking and sightseeing.

Natural Features:

Rolling prairies and tree-dotted valleys sheltered by limestone-capped ridges surround Fall Lake. The lake is about a mile wide at the damsite and stretches up the picturesque Fall River for 15 miles. This scenic area has a wealth of native wildlife and vegetation.


Fall River and Lake provide visitors with endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find white bass, bluegill, crappie, green sunfish and channel catfish, to be plentiful.

For birdwatchers and nature lovers, there is an 8,000 acre public wildlife area, where prairie chickens, waterfowl of all kinds, rabbits, wild turkeys, white tail deer, doves and quail are commonly seen.


This campground straddles the Fall River at the dam site. A group site with electric hookups is available, as are 31 family sites, 27 of which have electric hookups. Additional amenities include flush and vault toilets, drinking water, showers, a playground and dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

Fall River State Park is nearby, offering great fishing and birding along the river. Canoeing is also a popular activity in the park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bait Shop
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Stream
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • General Store
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Damsite West and Damsite East are separated by a river bridge with limited clearance and weight limits; larger vehicles and trailers may need to use either the west or east entrance to the park to avoid this bridge
  • 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):
37.64493, -96.06927
37°38'42"N, 96°4'9"W

From US HWY 400, turn left (north) at mile marker 344 (Z 50 Rd) 0.09 miles, turn right (east) 2.4 miles, turn right (south) at entrance to park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Project Office: (620)658-4445
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