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part ofMelvern Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewOutlet Campground is situated below the Melvern Lake Dam on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the area's wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and hunting.
The Flint Hills represent America's last expanse of intact tallgrass prairie, made up of big bluestem, switchgrass and Indian grass. The rolling hills on the south side of the lake are wooded, and the campground has scattered trees and limited shade.
Melvern Lake impounds nearly 7,000 acres of water on the upper reaches of the Marais des Cygnes River Valley. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake.
This large campground offers 140 family sites, many of which have full hookups for electric, water and sewer. Two group sites are available as well, one for overnight camping and the other for day-use. Several family picnic sites can be used on a first come, first served basis.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You GoOperation of any vehicle that is not properly licensed is prohibited at Melvern Lake. This includes golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, motorized skateboards, electric bicycles, or any other vehicle typically designed for off road or recreational use.
In 2011, it was discovered that Melvern Lake had been infested with zebra mussels. The Zebra mussel is an invasive species in the U.S. and Kansas has adopted new laws to help to alleviate this problem. It is extremely important to keep your vessels clean and drained dry of any water collected while boating in infested waters to avoid spreading this nuisance species. For more information, contact the project office (www.nwk.usace.army.mil/me) at 785-549-3318 or Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From US-75, take the Melvern exit. Turn west onto Melvern Lake Parkway and continue 1/4 mile to the cut-off road, then another 1/4-mile west to River Pond Parkway and follow into the campground.
30442 River Pond Parkway
MELVERN KS 66510
Phone Number:Information: (785)549-3318