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Attention: This park will be closed from November 1, 2014.

OUTLET (POMONA LAKE), KS

part ofPomona Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Outlet Campground is located along 110 Mile Creek in eastern Kansas at 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 Lake, 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 and is a popular hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking path.

Facilities:

Outlet Campground offers 34 campsites and two group day-use picnic shelters, all of which have electric and water hookups. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, a shower building, playground, nature trail, dump station, laundry facilities and a boat ramp.

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
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • 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):
38.64583, -95.55972
38°38'45"N, 95°33'35"W

From US 75 and K-268 junction, proceed east on K-268 for 7 miles, turn north on Pomona Dam Road and proceed 1/2-mile to 229th Street (just before dam). Turn east and proceed to park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OUTLET (POMONA LAKE)
5260 POMONA DAM ROAD
VASSAR  KS  66543-9212

Phone Number:

Information:  (785)453-2201
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