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Keith Sebelius Reservoir, Prairie Dog State Park and Norton Wildlife Area

13037 State Highway 261
Norton, KS 67654
Phone: (785) 877-2953
Fax: (785) 877-5479
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Located on the northern shore of Keith Sebelius Reservoir, about 4 miles west of Norton and 1 mile south of US-36 on K-261

A prime place to experience the shortgrass prairies of western Kansas, 1,150-acre Prairie Dog State Park is home to a thriving prairie dog colony and is the site of the last remaining adobe house in Kansas. The renovated adobe house was built on the site in the early 1890's.

Historical interpretation is a hallmark of this park. Two vintage 19th century buildings are preserved here, including a one room school and the renovated adobe house. The 1,000-acre reservoir is well- known for its excellent fishing opportunities. In recent years, anglers have found productive fishing for black bass, walleye, wiper, crappie, catfish and saugeye.

The 6,400-acre Norton Wildlife Area offers good prospects for pheasant, waterfowl and rabbits. Both white-tailed and mule deer can be found here, as well as a variety of furbearers.

Keith Sebelius Reservoir (Norton Dam) is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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