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13051 V Road
Meade, Kansas   67864

Phone: 620-873-2572
The only state park in southwest Kansas, Meade State Park is an oasis in the shortgrass prairie region of the state.

The park comprises 440 acres of land and recreational facilities ( Camp Map) situated around the 80-acre Meade State Fishing Lake.

Nature trails offer visitors an up close look at the shortgrass prairie ecosystem. Utility and primitive camping, day use areas, swimming beach, and boating and fishing access make this a popular destination. Campgrounds provide 42 water/electric utility sites and 150 primitive campsites.

The lake invites anglers to sample excellent fishing for bluegill, channel cat, crappie and largemouth bass. No skiing or pleasure boating is allowed; boats must be used for fishing purposes only.

The adjacent 360-acre wildlife area, although modestly sized, offers good opportunities for dove and quail hunters. Deer, turkey, rabbit and squirrel also inhabit the area and offer hunters an occasional mixed bag. Deer may be hunted only with bow or muzzleloader firearms.
1. Meade State Park offers a 360-acre lake for swimming.
2. The park has designated swim areas marked by buoys.
3. Lifeguards are not provided; swimmers should exercise caution and safety measures.
4. Swimming is free with the purchase of an entrance permit to the park.
5. Children under 14 must be accompanied by adults while swimming in the lake area.

The park offers a 360-acre lake suitable for boating activities. Motorized boats are allowed, but there is also the option of renting paddleboats and canoes from the marina. There's an accessible boat ramp available to launch your own vessel as well. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate that fishing boats may be used year-round on this lake.

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 80 acres

Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Normal Lake Level: This lake is currently full

The lake has Motor Boat Access

Channel Catfish, Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish

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Meade State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills. Some sites have shelters, electricity, and water access.
For biking enthusiasts, options are limited. There aren't any designated bike trails available within the park's boundaries.

The terrain is mostly flat and grassy with a few paved roads that can be used for casual cycling.

However, cyclists should exercise caution as these routes are shared with motor vehicles.

Biking around the lake could offer scenic views but might not provide much of a challenge to experienced riders.

Always wear safety gear when riding due to potential hazards such as wildlife or uneven surfaces on non-paved areas.

Remember: respect nature and other visitors by following all posted rules while enjoying your ride in this serene setting.
Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting various species around the lake, in grasslands and wooded areas. The park is home to numerous bird types including waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds. Birding enthusiasts may also spot raptors during migration seasons.

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Meade State Park13051 V RoadMeade, KS 67864(620) 873-2572 (Area Office)(620) 227-8609 (Region 3 Office)(785) 628-8614 (Region 1 Office)


1. Take 54 highway east, cross the Cimarron Bridge, go to the top of the hill where the passing lane ends, 2. Turn right on Meade Lake Road and the park is 17 miles.


1. Turn south off of highway 54 on County Road 5 travel to blinking light, 2. Turn left on County Road V and it is 7 miles to the park.


1. Turn south on highway 23 and travel 8 miles south, make the curve and travel another 5 miles to the lake. The Lake has two entrances one on the north off of the hatchery road and one on the south off of highway 23.

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