CHENEY STATE PARK
This 1,900-acre park comprises two areas located at the south end of Cheney Reservoir, located 20 miles west of Wichita. Since its completion in 1964, the park has grown to include more than 200 utility camping sites. In addition to the variety of camping amenities available here, the West Shore Area offers seven reservable modern cabins.
Cheney State Park is situated along the shores of one of the top sailing lakes in the United States. The Ninnescah Sailing Center on the West Shore Area is the 'headquarters' for sailing at Cheney. A marina in the East Shore Area offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.
The park is equipped with modern pit toilets, nine restrooms with showers, a shelter house, four trailer dump stations, and four designated swimming areas, as well as several picnic/day use areas. The Giefer Creek and Spring Creek nature trails offer hikers an aesthetic sampling of the area's lush natural beauty.
Fishermen are attracted to productive fishing for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, striped bass, wiper, and walleye. The parks 22 boat launching lanes provide convenient access to the 9,500-acre lake. A handicapped-accessible fishing complex is available at the Toadstool Loop Jetty.
The 5,200-acre Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides a rich variety of wildlife watching, nature photography, and public hunting opportunity. A refuge has been set aside on the wildlife area for migratory waterfowl. The area is closed to all activities from Sept. 15 through March 15, when it is reopened for fishing and non-huntingday use activities.
Fishable Populations: Crappie, Channel Catfish, Walleye, White Bass, Wiper, White Perch
Motorboat Access: Yes
Special Fishing Regulations: 10" Length Limit for Crappie; 21" Length Limit on Striped Bass, Wiper, & Walleye; 2 per day combined Creel Limit on Striped Bass & Wipers; 6 per day Creel Limit on Largemouth Bass; 2 per day Creel Limit on Walleye