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Fall River State Park
Fall River State Park Quarry Bay Area © Wayne Krehbiel
March 26 2012
Fall River State Park Dam/Spillway © Wayne Krehbiel
March 26 2012
144 Highway 105
Toronto, Kansas   66777

Phone: 620-637-2213
Positioned between the Cross Timbers region and the grasslands of the Flint Hills, Fall River State Park is home to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. The 980-acre park is a unique blend of forested flood plains, blackjack savannahs, and tallgrass prairie. Outdoors enthusiasts looking to get off the beaten track will find much to their liking at this park, located in southeastern Greenwood County.

Camping, swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, and picnics are popular pursuits at Fall River. Developed campsites include modern restroom and shower facilities. Forty-five electric/water hookups are available, plus more than 100 primitive campsites. New this fall children can enjoy our playground and swings. Six hiking trails and an orienteering course offer visitors an up-close and personal perspective on this unique area.

A favorite pastime here is canoeing Fall River, which feeds into the 2,450-acre reservoir of the same name. Bird watchers, photographers, and naturalists will enjoy a variety of native plants and animals here. More than 8,000 acres of public wildlife area next to the park are managed for a variety of game and nongame species. Dove, quail, deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl, and prairie chicken are common.

Fall River offers good fishing opportunities for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass and walleye. White bass fishing can be excellent in early spring, particularly in Otter Creek and Fall River above the reservoir.

Camping on designated areas and canoeing along Fall River or Otter Creek are popular pursuits for visitors to Fall River. Numerous areas are provided for camping and there are many access points for canoeing area waterways. Canoe rentals are available in nearby Eureka.

Parts of the wildlife area are maintained as wildlife sanctuaries and closed to the public. Visitors should be aware of the refuge areas and that vehicle traffic is restricted to the roadways and parking lots. Our no-trash policy means that visitors must take out what is brought into the wildlife area.

If you are looking for a primitive camping experience or a relaxing spot to hook up your RV, Fall River State Park offers it. Exceptional scenic spots can be found throughout the park. The developed campsites include modern restrooms and shower facilities as well as electric and water campsite hookups.
Surface Acres: 2,500 acresImpoundment Type: Reservoir Normal Lake Level: 948.5

Fishable Populations: Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass

Motorboat Access: Yes

Special Fishing Regulations: 6 per day Creel Limit on Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, & Spotted Bass

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 18 Beautiful Park by Wingop
Cannot recommend this park enough, just about every site has a lake view and are large and well spaced out. We met the friendliest group of people while here and had wonderful relaxation time. If you are energetic there are trails to hike, roads to bicycle and a huge lake for fishing and boating.
September 7 childhood favorite by shawna
I have been visiting fall river since i can remember and so have my parents, its a great place to go and enjoy urself with family and friends and the fishing is great too, alot has changed over the years but its still as beautiful as ever
May 31 Very nice park below the dam by Jim Cheever
We stayed a week below the dam. Very nice camp hosts and very friendly people. We caught a lot of catfish and crappie with two gates open. Will come back..We are from Lake of the Ozarks,Missouri


Fall River State Park144 Highway 105Toronto, KS 66777(620) 637-2213 (Area Office)(620) 431-0380 (Regional Office)


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