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Cedar Bluff Reservoir, State Park, and Wildlife Area

32001 147 Hwy
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: (785) 726-3212
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Located along the Smoky Valley Scenic Byway on K-147, 13 miles south of I-70 (Exit 135)

The more than 14,000 acres of water and wildlife area make the Cedar Bluff State Park an excellent destination for campers, hunters, anglers and year-round explorers. And, they don't call it Cedar Bluff for nothing! For a stunning view of the area, drive to the top of the 150-foot tall, cedar-covered limestone bluffs on the south side of the lake.

One of the best-kept secrets in the state, Threshing Machine Canyon, lies near the park. Located along the old Butterfield Overland Despatch trail (BOD), the canyon is the site of an 1850s Native American attack on a wagon train bearing a threshing machine, is located in the wildlife area. In this historic canyon, you will find carvings dating back to the mid-1800s. A stone marker for the BOD trail can be seen along the highway near the Cedar Bluff dam.

Cedar Bluff Reservoir is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Campsites and RV hookups, Cabins, Swimming, Boating, Skiing, Wind-surfing, Fishing,
Hunting (in the wildlife area), Wildlife-watching, Trails, Historic sites

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