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Waconda Reservoir (Glen Elder), KS

Bureau of Reclamation

Overview

Glen Elder Dam and Waconda Reservoir, features of the Glen Elder Unit, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, are on the Solomon River directly upstream from Glen Elder, Kansas. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Available species include walleye, crappie, white bass, striped bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing minor fluctuations. Reservoir peaks at 12,600 water surface acres, 15,307 land acres ans 100 miles of shoreline. Fishing season is year-round. Over 12,000 acres are open to public hunting for deer, waterfowl, and upland game. Special hunts are available by application for youth, disabled, or family groups. Current reservoir levels. Glen Elder State Park, which adjoins Waconda Reservoir, is the site of the Waconda Heritage Village. It features historic Hopewell Church, which contains historical displays.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

KS Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
Glen Elder State Park
2131 180 Road
Glen Elder,KS,67446
Phone: 785-545-3345
Email: gleneldersp@wp.state.ks.us

Directions:

Located 1 mile west of Glen Elder, KS. Nearest highway is U.S. 24.

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