Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area

16000 N.E. 50th St.
Cheney, KS 67025
Phone: (316) 542-3664
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Located west of Wichita, 4 miles north of US-54/400 on K-251

Located in windy central Kansas, the lake offers spectacular sailing opportunities and hosts national sailing regattas It’s a breathtaking sight to see more than 100 multicolored sailboats on the lake at one time. The lake is also known for wind-surfing opportunities. The Ninnescah Sailing Center on the West Shore Area is the 'headquarters' for sailing at Cheney and the marina offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.

Anglers are attracted to exciting fishing for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, striped bass, wiper and walleye. The park's 22 boat launching lanes provide convenient access to the 9,500-acre lake. The 5,200-acre Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides a rich variety of wildlife watching, nature photography and public hunting opportunities. A refuge established in the wildlife area for migratory waterfowl is open for fishing and non-hunting day-use activities except between Sept.15 and March 15, when it is closed to all activities.

Cheney Reservoir is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Hunting (in the wildlife area outside the refuge), Wildlife-watching, Trails

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Kansas Walleye Association Fishing Tournament

April 30, 2016
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 5:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 620-899-0222
The KWA welcomes anglers of all ages. Many of our teams consist of men and women, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, cousins, f...More

NSA Adult Learn to Sail Classes

June 7 - 12, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 6:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-655-4993
Have you always wanted to sail but never dreamed you could learn how in Kansas? For more than thirty-five years, sailing classes have been ...More

Adult Learn to Sail

June 11 - 12, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-729-5757

Learning to sail is easy and fun! Ninnescah Sailing Association offers learn-to-sail programs for members and non-members of all ages ...More

Colossus Cup Race, Sailboat Regatta

July 4, 2016
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-729-5757
One day, one race, open regatta.

Fleet: All classes of sailboats welcome. The regatta will be a reverse start using the KBRS/...More

Adult Learn to Sail, Ninnescah Sailing Association

July 5 - 10, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 6:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-655-4993
Have you always wanted to sail but never dreamed you could learn how in Kansas? For more than thirty-five years, sailing classes have been ...More

Honey Badger 100 Mile Ultra Race

July 9 - 10, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 7:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-542-3664
"In the spirit of the toughest animal on earth, the Honey Badger, AND one of the toughest foot races, Badwater, GoRace proudly present...More

Whitecap Regatta, Ninnescah Sailing Association

July 16 - 17, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-729-5757
Please join NSA CSSA sanctioned, open regatta. Two days, five races scheduled, one race makes a regatta. Every participate will receive a t...More

Junior Sailing Camp, Ninnescah Sailing Association

July 18 - 22, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-691-2710
NINNESCAH SAILING ASSOCIATION’S JUNIOR SAILING CAMPS Welcome to NSA Junior Sailing. Our Junior Sailing program is open to any young ...More

NSA Adult Learn to Sail Classes

July 26 - 31, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 6:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-655-4993
Have you always wanted to sail but never dreamed you could learn how in Kansas? For more than thirty-five years, sailing classes have been ...More

Junior Sailing Camp, Ninnescah Sailing Association

August 1 - 5, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-691-2710
NINNESCAH SAILING ASSOCIATION’S JUNIOR SAILING CAMPS Welcome to NSA Junior Sailing. Our Junior Sailing program is open to any young ...More

CSSA Junior Sailing Regatta

August 6, 2016
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-729-5757
On Saturday, August 6, the NSA Junior Sailing is hosting the 2015 CSSA Junior Championship Regatta. Everyone is welco...More

NSA Adult Learn to Sail Classes

August 20, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
Time: Starting: 8:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-655-4993
Have you always wanted to sail but never dreamed you could learn how in Kansas? For more than thirty-five years, sailing classes have been ...More