Cheney Reservoir, State Park and Wildlife Area

(316) 542-3664
16000 N.E. 50th St., Cheney, KS 67025
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Located west of Wichita, 4 miles north of US-54/400 on K-251


Located in windy central Kansas, the lake offers spectacular sailing opportunities and hosts national sailing regattas It’s a breathtaking sight to see more than 100 multicolored sailboats on the lake at one time. The lake is also known for wind-surfing opportunities. The Ninnescah Sailing Center on the West Shore Area is the 'headquarters' for sailing at Cheney and the marina offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.


Anglers are attracted to exciting fishing for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, striped bass, wiper and walleye. The park's 22 boat launching lanes provide convenient access to the 9,500-acre lake. The 5,200-acre Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides a rich variety of wildlife watching, nature photography and public hunting opportunities. A refuge established in the wildlife area for migratory waterfowl is open for fishing and non-hunting day-use activities except between Sept.15 and March 15, when it is closed to all activities.


Cheney Reservoir is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.


Campsites and RV hookups, Cabins, Swimming, Boating, Skiing, Wind-surfing, Marina, Fishing,
Hunting (in the wildlife area outside the refuge), Wildlife-watching, Trails

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NSA Adult Learn To Sail Classes, Class One

Dates vary between May 20, 2017 - June 25, 2017 Cheney Map it

Adult learn to sail classes have been taught at Cheney Lake for over 38 years.  The Ninnescah Sailing Association Learn to... Learn more

NSA Learn To Sail, Junior Sailing 2017

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017 Cheney Map it

This sailing camp is put on by the Ninnescah Sailing Association and is for Children ages 8 to 17.  Boats are provided and... Learn more

Gems of the Prairie: A Night with Spiders

July 8, 2017 Cheney Map it

Come and Learn about these amazing and misunderstood creatures.

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Honey Badger 100 Mile Ultra Road Race

Dates vary between July 9, 2017 - July 9, 2017 Cheney Map it

This is the 4th Annual Honey Badger 100 Mile Road Race and in the spirit of the toughest animal on earth, the honey badger... Learn more

Ninnecsah Sailing Association, Learn to Sail, Class 2

Dates vary between July 18, 2017 - July 23, 2017 Cheney Map it

Adult learn to sail classes have been taught at Cheney Lake for over 38 years.  The Ninnescah Sailing Association Learn to... Learn more

NSA Learn to Sail, Junior Sailing 2017 #2

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017 Cheney Map it

This sailing camp is put on by the Ninnescah Sailing Association and is for Children ages 8 to 17.  Boats are provided and... Learn more

NSA Learn to Sail Advanced Class, Basic Keelboat

August 12, 2017 Cheney Map it

Adult learn to sail classes have been taught at Cheney Lake for over 38 years.  The Ninnescah Sailing Association Learn to... Learn more

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