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Tuttle Creek Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area

5800A River Pond Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-7941
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Located about 2 miles north of Manhattan, east of K-177 (Tuttle Creek Blvd.)

Tuttle Creek State Park offers visitors a broad variety of outdoor recreation possibilities and plenty of room to roam. At about 12,500 acres with 100 miles of rugged, wooded shoreline, Tuttle Creek Reservoir is the second largest body of water in Kansas. The 1,200-acre Tuttle Creek State Park consists of four units – River Pond, Cedar Ridge, Fancy Creek and Randolph. About 20 miles of trails are available, including equestrian, mountain biking, hiking and nature trails. There is a challenging 6-mile long mountain biking/hiking trail at the Fancy Creek Area near Randolph.

Fishing in the reservoir – especially for crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish and bass – is good, and there is year-round trout fishing in the River Pond area. The wildlife area comprises 12,200 acres with ample opportunity for hunting and wildlife watching.

An18-hole disc golf course is located in the River Pond Area, and canoe and kayak rentals are available during appropriate weather times in the River Pond Area. The state-of-the-art Fancy Creek Shooting Range is open the first and third full weekends of each month. A new archery range is now open at River Pond.

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

Campsites and RV hookups, Cabins, Swimming, Boating, Skiing, Fishing, Hunting (in the wildlife area),
Wildlife-watching, Trails (including equestrian), Firearms and Archery ranges

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2nd Annual Diehard Dash

April 18, 2015
Venue: Tuttle Creek Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 5800A River Pond Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-741-4988
The 1st BEB & Manhattan Running Co. are holding the 2nd Annual Diehard Dash to raise money to help offset the cost of brigade activitie...More

Tuttle Creek State Park Guided Nature Hike

April 26, 2015
Venue: Tuttle Creek Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 5800A River Pond Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: Starting: 2:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-539-7941
We will hike along the Eagle Pass Trail which is about 2 miles in length and stopping along the way to talk about different wildlife and na...More

Color Dash 5K

May 9, 2015
Venue: Tuttle Creek Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 5800A River Pond Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-539-1947
Color Dash 5K for all ages. Fun Run includes color throwing, t shirt and dogs are allowed! Sign up today at the colordash5k.com 50% of t...More

Little Apple Duck Dash

June 13, 2015
Venue: Tuttle Creek Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 5800A River Pond Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-539-1947
Adopt you duck today and join us for the Little Apple Duck Dash to see 5000 ducks race across Tuttle Creek River Pond!! Who will be the luc...More

Kicker Country Stampede

June 25 - 28, 2015
Recurring daily
Venue: Tuttle Creek Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area
Address: 5800A River Pond Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502, Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Time: All Day
Type: Events
Phone: 800-795-8091
The Country Stampede is an annual four-day country music and camping festival held the last full weekend in June at Tuttle Creek State Park...More