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Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area

26001 W. 255th Street
Paola, KS 66071
Phone: (913) 783-4507
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Located between Spring Hill and Paola, about 3 miles east of US-169/K-7and 255th St interchange

Conveniently located south of the Kansas City Metro Area, one of Kansas newest reservoirs awaits visitors to its more than 12,000 acres of park and wildlife area. Completed in 1982, more than 70 percent of the standing timber was left in the reservoir basin to provide fish habitat. Walleye, catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill are abundant. Approximately 4,500 acres of water and 51 miles of shoreline are open to fishing. Roughly 7,000 acres are open to hunting at Hillsdale within the wildlife area and state park.

Common wildlife includes whitetail deer, bobwhite quail, squirrel, rabbit, beaver, muskrat, and a variety of waterfowl. Birdwatchers will see bald eagles, shorebirds, finches, warblers, sparrows, and hawks. The Saddle Ridge equestrian area on the east side of the reservoir has about 32 miles of marked trails available to horseback riders.

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

Campsites and RV hookups (some sites have corrals), Swimming, Boating, Skiing, Marina, Fishing, Hunting (in the wildlife area and designated portions of the park), Wildlife-watching, Trails (including equestrian trails), Shooting range and day-use archery range

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Wednesday Nite Bass Anglers Series

April 8, 2015 - August 26, 2015
Every Wednesday
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26001 W. 255th Street, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 913-238-5313
Wednesday Nite Bass Anglers Series has been a Hillsdale staple since 1995. Come out and join us Wednesday nights, starting at 5:45 PM. Tea...More

Hillsdale State Park Open House

April 25, 2015
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26001 W. 255th Street, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 913-783-4507
Hillsdale State Park is hosting an Open House, April 25th. Parking at the lake will be free for April 25th, 2015. The Office will have sn...More

Skeet Shooting Clinic

April 25, 2015
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26719 Toe Road, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 913-594-1954
Hillsdale Shooting Range is hosting a Skeet Shooting Clinic taught by Adam Goodart Registration is not required. Please bring: Gun, ammu...More

Hillsdale State Park OK Kids Day - Free Event

April 25, 2015
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26001 W. 255th Street, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Type: Special Events
Phone: 913-783-4507

Hillsdale is hosting an OK Kids Day April 25 at the State Park Office. This is a FREE event. 9am - Meet your Rangers and Safety Tips...More

Lighthouse Church Free Family Movie & Popcorn

May 1, 2015
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26001 W. 255th Street, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 913-783-4507
Lighthouse Church Youth and Children's Ministries is sponsoring a Free Family Movie and Popcorn. This event will be held at the Hillsdale S...More

Fishing's Future Family Fishing Clinic

May 2, 2015
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26001 W. 255th Street, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-577-6921
Saturday, May 2 at the Scott Creek Shelter house Fishings Future is hosting a clinic. Learn about fishing at this Family Fishing Clinic tau...More

Show Me the Smile Crappie Tournament

May 3, 2015
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26001 W. 255th Street, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 913-206-1346
Join Terry Acton host of SHOW ME THE OUTDOORS on 610 SPORTS RADIO and DJ KIRBY A.K.A. - Crappie Kirby on MAY 3rd from 7am till 2pm for a gr...More

Hillsdale Range Novice Handgun Training

May 12, 2015 - September 8, 2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday
Venue: Hillsdale Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 26719 Toe Road, Paola, KS 66071
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 913-594-1954
Hillsdale Range and Training Facility is pleased to announce a monthly summer training program for novice handgun shooters, both pistol and...More