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part ofTuttle Creek Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Stockdale Campground is a 188-acre park 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.

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


Tuttle Creek Lake's 11 parks, marina, 10,9000 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. Boating, fishing and picnicking top the list.

Power boaters on Tuttle Creek Lake will enjoy the large body of the lake 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, channel catfish and other wildlife can be found at Tuttle Creek. 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.


Stockdale Campground offers 12 spacious campsites in a compact draw on the lake shore. Showers, flush toilets and electric hookups are provided.

Swimming beaches, playgrounds and picnic shelters are also available in nearby parks, making the area ideal for family trips or parties.

Showers, flush toilets, water and 50 amp electric hookups provided.

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
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Playground
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Camp host is located next to the shower building on the hill above the campground.
  • 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):
39.30519, -96.65333
39°18'19"N, 96°39'12"W

From the intersection of US-24 and K-13 at the west end of the dam, travel west on US-24.Tuttle Creek Blvd for 5 miles. Turn right on Riley County Road 895 and continue for 2 miles. Turn right again on Riley County Road 396/Stockdale Park Road and continue 2.5 miles to main campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4800 Stockdale Park Road
MANHATTAN  KS  66503-8812

Phone Number:

Information:  (785)539-8511
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