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El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area

618 NE Bluestem Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: (316) 321-7180
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Located 3 miles east of El Dorado on US-54 and 1 mile north

One of the top state parks in America based on fishing, boating and family fun, El Dorado State Park is conveniently located at the edge of the Flint Hills near three state highways and an interstate (the Kansas Turnpike). With about 2,000 acres of park and 4,000 acres of wildlife area surrounding 8,000 acres of water with 98 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of opportunities to explore this premier lake destination.    

A variety of trails are available in the State Park - hiking trails, biking trails and horse trails which include hitching posts on the shoreline and campsites with corrals and other equestrian amenities. Steep, rocky shorelines, old river channels, submerged railroad beds and dead standing timber beckon a variety of sportfish popular in Kansas along with the anglers that seek them. Wildlife enthusiasts can see a wide range of small mammals, white-tailed deer, songbirds, game birds and waterfowl.

El Dorado Reservoir is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Campsites and RV hookups (including an equestrian area with corrals), Cabins, Swimming, Boating, Skiing, Fishing, Hunting (in the wildlife area and designated portions of the park), Wildlife-watching, Trails (including equestrian trails)

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Storm the Dam

June 6, 2015
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: Starting: 6:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-321-7180
The chip timed trail run winds through scenic El Dorado Lake State Park and adjacent private property. The double loop marathon, half mar...More

El Dorado Lake Tri

June 21, 2015
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: Starting: 7:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-321-7180
START TIME: 7:00 A.M. OLYMPIC DISTANCE 7:30 A.M. SPRINT DISTANCE DISTANCE: OLYMPIC: SWIM 1500 METERS, BIKE 40KM, RUN 10KM SPRINT: SW...More

Kansas Veterans & Family Reunion

July 17 - 19, 2015
Recurring daily
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-321-3150

29th Annual Kansas Veteran's and Family Reunion. Military families from all over the nation gather in Shady Creek Veteran's Point Cam...More

Tiara Tri

August 29, 2015
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: Starting: 7:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-321-7180
The Tiara Tri is a sprint-distance triathlon consisting of a 400 meter swim, 9.5 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. Our triathlon is perfect for ...More

Outdoors Kansas for Kids Day

October 3, 2015
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-321-7180
Get kids off the couch and into the outdoors. Several event activities including trap shooting, archery, build a bird house, EMS demonstra...More