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Geary State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
Geary State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area © Melanie Beard
Geary State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area © Melanie Beard
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA
Acquisition: 282 acres were purchased in 1959 by the Forestry, Fish and Game Commission.

Area Description: The area is being used as a combination wildlife and fishing area. Shortly after the purchase, the creek was dammed and impounded approximately 97 acres of water. The balance of the 185 acres are in native tallgrass prairie and oak-hackberry uplands. During 1987 the lake was drawn down to upgrade the boat ramp and to establish brush pile fish attractors. The lake finally refilled in 1992 following five years of drought.

Over the years, many acres of food plots have been planted to increase upland bird habitat. Managing this upland habitat consists of converting cool season pastures to warm season grasses, selective cutting of invading woody vegetation, and burning to stimulate grass and forb growth.

Primary species hunted on the area include deer , turkey , waterfowl, mourning dove, pheasant, bobwhite quail, squirrel, and rabbit. Also, a wide array of non-game birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians can be found on the area or migrating through. Trapping, fishing, and wildlife viewing are also popular past times on the area.




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 9 Very Nice by Joanne Haskins
This is one of the best parks within 100 miles!
March 20 Backside by Up-set Camper
We used to go fishing and camping at Geary every year, however, for the past two years we have been very dissapointed that the backside has been closed. This was the entire reason we used to go to Geary and nothing is posted as too why it is closed. Until the backside is re-opened we will not be returning.
July 30 I loved it by jbell2649
When stationed at Ft Riley 71-72 I used to go below the damn almost every weekend caught lots of fish and had a great time miss it fishing the little spill way

Area Campgrounds
Four Seasons RV Acres
2502 Mink Road
Abilene, KS
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Directions
Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area are located in Geary County, approximately 8 miles south of Junction City, KS on Highway 77.

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