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One of the many Eagles who visit Clinton every winter.
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Clinton State Park
CLINTON STATE PARK
CLINTON STATE PARK
798 N. 1415 Road
Lawrence, Kansas   66049

Phone: 785-842-8562
Clinton State Park
'Eagle at Clinton State Park'
© Talyn Shrouf

One of the many Eagles who visit Clinton every winter.

Clinton State Park
'Baby Hawk Upclose'
© Talyn Shrouf

Baby Hawk at Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park
'Eagle at Clinton State Park'
© Talyn Shrouf

There are a lot of Eagles at Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park
'Family outing at Clinton Lake'
© Talyn Shrouf

Family of deer at Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park
'Young Eagle'
© Talyn Shrouf

This young Eagle was sitting with two full grown Eagles in a tree next to the Clinton dam.

Clinton State Park
'Big Flathead'
© Talyn Shrouf

Watched an unidentified angler pull this big one out below the dam around 630 PM 5/31/2007.Water is being released after all the rains.

Clinton State Park
'Baby Hawk'
© Talyn Shrouf

New baby at Clinton

Clinton State Park
'Red Tail Hawk'
© Talyn Shrouf

Red Tail hawk at Clinton State Park

Clinton State Park
'Blue Bird Habitat'
© Talyn Shrouf

The Blue Birds love the shelters from the snow storms in the Clinton State Park Blue Bird habitat

Clinton State Park
'Catch Release'
© Talyn Shrouf

This angler released the big one back into the water to swim again.He caught it in the side with light tackle. 5/31.2007 below dam

Clinton State Park
'Vulture'
© Talyn Shrouf

Vulture flying over Clinton

Clinton State Park is located four miles west of Lawrence in the scenic Osage Questas region. The 1,500-acre park lies on the north shore of Clinton Reservoir, known for its clear water and good fishing. Modern facilities and an extensive hiking/biking trail system make this park and adjacent 9,200-acre wildlife area an attractive destination for a outdoors enthusiasts.

Popular activities include picnicking, swimming, or camping on one of the nearly 500 campsites, including 240 water/electric utility sites and 220 primitive sites. Nearby restrooms and showers add a touch of comfort and convenience for park visitors.

Visitors to the park can enjoy viewing white-tailed deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, bald eagles in spring and fall, and numerous species of songbirds in the carefully managed habitats that make Clinton a distinctive outdoor destination.

Clinton offers 16 boat ramps, eight courtesy docks, separate launching areas for windsurfers and personal watercraft, a beach with shower house, six picnic shelter areas, a separate day-use picnic area, four playgrounds, a sand volleyball area, an archery range, six shower buildings, two dump stations, and more.

The Clinton Lake Marina offers boat slips, fishing and boating supplies, equipment rental, and a floating restaurant. Anglers are attracted to Clinton Reservoir for its good channel catfish, walleye, and crappie fishing.

Well-known for its extensive trails system, Clinton State Park is an outdoor mecca for hikers, nature photographers, mountain bicyclists, wildflower enthusiasts, wildlife observers, even cross-country snow skiers. Park staff work closely with Lawrence and University of Kansas individuals and organizations to present several concerts and other special events each year.
Camping
CAMPING AREAS

* Camp #1-144 camping pads,100 w/electricity & water * Camp #2- 260 camp pads, 140 w/electricity & water

PETS:

Pets shall be controlled at all times by the use of a hand held leash not more than 10 feet in length or confined to a cage, vehicle or camper with access to shade and water. Pet owners are required to clean up after their pets.

QUIET HOURS:

Quiet hours shall be observed between the hours of 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Persons with knowledge or probable cause to believe that their acts will alarm, anger or disturb others and who engage in noisy conduct between these hours, may be removed from the park and are subject to penalties provided by law. (Authorized by implementing K.S.A. 1984 supp 74-4510;effective May 1, 1996)

LENGTH OF STAY:

Length of stay is limited to seven to fourteen consecutive days. After completing seven to fourteen days of consecutive stay all persons and their property must leave the park for no less than five days. Extensions may be granted at the manager's discretion.

PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION:

All vehicle and camping fees are to be paid in advance. Campers are required to register with the Camp Host after choosing a campsite. Self-pay stations are available at each campground entrance and at the park office. Self-pay permits are primarily for single night stays. If you are staying for several days, please pay fees to the camp host during the hours posted. A detailed explanation of all park and camping policies are available through the park office or camp hosts.

HOURS

Gate Hours:

* Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; * Friday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM; * Saturday: 7:00AM. - 11:00PM; * Sunday 7:00AM - 9:00 PM (March - October)

Camp Host Hours:

Campground #1, Site 17 & Campground #3, Site #218

* Friday: 4:00 PM -9:00 p.m; * Saturday:9:00 AM - 11:00 AM./ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM; * Sunday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM / 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campground #1 Host - Open for both campgrounds - Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMCampground #3 Host - Open for both campgrounds - Monday & Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Boating
BOATING:16 Ramps, 8 Courtesy Docks, Seperate lauching area for Windsurfers and jet skis, Full Service Marina


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Trails
TRAILS:Mountain biking/hiking - Over 15 miles, Cross Country Ski Trail - 3 miles, Prairie Trail - Through native prairie area
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 29 A place to relax. by Joe Brown
A place to relax and enjoy the out doors not so far from home.


Area Campgrounds

Lawrence KOA Kampground
1473 Highway 40
Lawrence, KS


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Directions
Directions: 10 Hwy take from KC (traveling West), through Lawrence (10 Hwy turns into 23rd Street & then Clinton Parkway ? All the same road.) go as far as it will go (to the Dead- End - E900 Road) turn right, then take the second left (by Texaco Station, 1415 Road) this is our entrance to the State Park. Follow the long drive, it goes down a hill then up a hill to the pay booth. You pay your parking permit fee there (when open), park office or use the Self-pay Station across from the Park Office. Then go to the camping area, get set up and pay your camping fees at the camp host during her business hours. (There is also a Selfpay Station available to leave your camping fees, if you arrive after the CampHost hours.)

Directions: I-70? take from KC (traveling West), past both Lawrence exits, to Exit #197 ?the Lecompton exit. (There will be a brown sign with white letters that says Clinton & PerryLake) After paying toll, take a left at the stop sign. This is 10 Hwy East take it to the Clinton Parkway exit (3RD Exit after exiting I 70 on 10 hwy) at the bottom of the Exit Ramp turn right at the stop sign (you will be facing E900 Road), take another right at the dead end, then take the second left (by Texaco Station) this is our entrance to the State Park. Follow the long drive, it goes down a hill then up a hill to the pay booth. You pay your parking permit fee there (when open), park office or use the Self-pay Station across from the Park Office. Then go to the camping area, get set up and pay your camping fees at the camp host during her business hours. (There is also a Selfpay Station available to leave your camping fees, if you arrive after the CampHost hours.)

Directions: From Topeka ? Take I ? 70 (traveling East) to the Lecompton Exit (There will be a brown sign with white letters that says Clinton & Perry Lake) After paying toll, take a right at the Stop sign onto 10 Hwy East, take that to the Clinton Parkway exit (3RD Exit after exiting I 70 on 10 hwy) at the bottom of the Exit Ramp at the stop sign turn Right (E900 Road-dead end), take another right at the dead end, then take the second left (by Texaco Station) this is our entrance to the State Park. Follow the long drive, it goes down a hill then up a hill to the pay booth. You pay your parking permit fee there (when open), park office or use the Self-pay Station across from the Park Office. Then go to the camping area, get set up and pay your camping fees at the camp host during her business hours. (There is also a Selfpay Station available to leave your camping fees, if you arrive after the CampHost hours.)

Directions: From Ottawa ? Hwy 59 ? Take Hwy 59 (traveling North) to Hwy 10 West ? Bypass ? (Taking a left onto Hwy 10) follow to Clinton Parkway Exit (3rd Exit) turn left (West) at the stop sign, travel the 100 yards to dead-end of Clinton Parkway to E-900 Road, turn right at the stop sign, then take the second left (by Texaco Station, 1415 Road) this is our entrance to the State Park. Follow the long drive, it goes down a hill then up a hill to the pay booth. You pay your parking permit fee there (when open), park office or use the Self-pay Station across from the Park Office. Then go to the camping area, get set up and pay your camping fees at the camp host during her business hours. (There is also a Selfpay Station available to leave your camping fees, if you arrive after the CampHost hours.)

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact via phone 785/842-8562 or

e-mail: CLINTONSP@wp.state.ks.us

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