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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American Bass Anglers

May 22, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-214-8968
This is a draw style Tournament. You do NOT need a boat to fish. If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater. For more inf...More

Storm the Dam

June 4, 2016
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 Spencer, Wernli & Wilson Storm the Dam Trail run is a chip timed trail run which winds through scenic El Dorado Lake State Park a...More

USA Bassin

June 11, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-734-1430
Black Bass Tournament Follow all State Regulations & USA Bassin Rules! More

Lantern Fest 2016

June 11, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-321-9100
At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing,...More

El Dorado Lake Tri

June 12, 2016
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

American Bass Anglers

June 12, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-214-8968
This is a draw style Tournament. You do NOT need a boat to fish. If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater. For more inf...More

Kansas Veterans & Family Reunion

July 15 - 18, 2025
Recurring on the 3rd Friday of July
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
This event began in 1988, and occurs annually beginning on the third Friday, and ending the following Sunday of each July. Our organizatio...More

American Bass Anglers

July 17, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-214-8968
This is a draw style Tournament. You do NOT need a boat to fish. If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater. For more inf...More

American Bass Anglers

August 6, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-214-8968
This is a draw style Tournament. You do NOT need a boat to fish. If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater. For more inf...More

Tiara Tri

August 27, 2016
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
On August 27th, 2016, El Dorado Lake will again host the area’s only all women’s triathlon. This all women’s triathlon ev...More

American Bass Anglers

September 10, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 316-214-8968
This is a draw style Tournament. You do NOT need a boat to fish. If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater. For more inf...More

Kansas Bass Nation

September 18, 2016
Venue: El Dorado Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 618 NE Bluestem Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042
Time: From: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 620-433-0121
Black Bass Tournament More

Outdoors Kansas for Kids Day

September 24, 2016
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