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Miami County State Park
MIAMI COUNTY STATE PARK
MIAMI COUNTY STATE PARK
Acquisition: Miami State Lake dates back to 1931, when a private sportsman group was managing it as a 90-acre duck marsh. The Forestry Fish and Game, now Kansas Wildlife and Parks, purchased the lake in 1941 to be managed as a state fishing lake.

Area Description: Today the Miami State Fishing Lake includes 101 acres of water bounded by about 150 acres of timbered hillsides and the Marais des Cygnes River. The lake and fishery was renovated in 2001. Renovation included removal of the existing fishery, habitat construction, and fish stockings. Initial stockings included largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and black crappie. A boat ramp, courtesy dock, fourteen earthen piers, and a vault toilet are available for lake users.

Today the Miami Wildlife Area about 150 acres of timbered hillsides and the Marais des Cygnes River surrounding the 101 acreState Fishing Lake. A boat ramp, courtesy dock, fourteen earthen piers, and a vault toilet are available for area users.

Wildlife common on the area includes a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, furbearers, squirrel, white tailed deer, turkey, and bobwhite quail. The steep timbered hillsides are a mix of hickory, oaks, maple, ash, and elm. Eagles frequently perch on the tall sycamores along the Marais des Cygnes River.


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May 21 growth by cowboyb88
I have been going to this lake for many years and the only issue that I have always had is the growth of weeds on the shore line. Need to take a weed eater every time I visit to clean a place out next to the water


Area Campgrounds

Rutlader Outpost RV Park
33565 Metcalf Road
Louisburg, KS


Mills House RV Park
125 North First Street
Osawatomie, KS
913-755-4192


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Miami State Lake and Wildlife Area are located in south east Miami county Kansas just 2 1/2 miles east of Fontana or 3 miles south and 3 miles west of New Lancaster. The easiest access is from 69 Highway on 359th street. From 69 Highway go west 4 ? miles on 359th street and 4 miles south on Somerset Road.

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Kansas
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Miami County State Park
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