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Sheridan State Fishing Lake
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Nestled in the rolling prairie and cropland covered hills of western Kansas, Sheridan State Fishing Lake provides a serene getaway for camping, fishing, and picnicking or just simply relaxing.

The area is located 12 miles east of Hoxie, just one mile north of Highway 24. The lake covers 60 acres and is surrounded by 188 acres of timber and native grass wildlife area.

Bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and red ear sunfish are just a few of the species awaiting anglers. Solar powered fish feeders provide additional food, increasing fish growth rates and the quantity of fish the lake can support. A floating fishing pier is available and fishing is allowed on the floating pier, which is near one of the two fish attractors.

A major factor affecting fish populations is angler harvest. Fishing success continues to improve with better knowledge and equipment. As a result, more restrictive regulations are needed. Voluntary catch and release also extends a limited fish resource. Reduced harvest of small fish allows more fish to reach a larger, more desirable size. Releasing larger fish increases their recreational use and keeps them in the water to help control undesirable fish by predation. A fish released properly is an investment in future fishing opportunities.

Paved boat ramps are located on both the east and west sides of the lake. Motorized boats are allowed at no wake speeds, for fishing only. Recreational boating and jet skiing are not allowed. Always be extra careful when boating on small waters.

To enhance the available habitat, food plots have been planted. Deer, turkey, pheasant, quail, and various waterfowl species can all be seen at various times throughout the year.

The area is open to archery and shot gun hunting only. Waterfowl hunting is not allowed. Due to the small area, opportunities are very limited.

There is no charge for camping. Designated sites provide primitive camping near the shoreline with plenty of trees for shade. Picnic tables and fire rings are located at many of the sites. Modern vault toilets are centrally located on both the east and west sides of the lake.

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