• Meade State Park Map

    13051 V Rd. Meade, KS 67864

    • Stumpy Arroyo Loop 
      •  Length - 0.5 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and grass
      • Difficulty Level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking and biking
    • CCC Trail Loop (via Stumpy Arroyo Loop)
      • Length - 0.68 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and grass
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking and Biking
    • Lake Loop
      • Length - 2 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and grass, asphalt 
      • Difficulty Level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking and biking
  • Modern Cabins
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    Primitive Cabins
    0
    Primitive Campsites
    54
    Electric and Water Hookups
    42
    Full Hookups
    0

     

    Exploring one of the 28 Kansas State Parks provides visitors an opportunity to see the natural beauty of this amazing state. The state parks system includes a rail trail, historic structures and events.

    • White-tailed deer
    • Armadillos
    • Roadrunners
    • Quail
    • Turkey
    • Porcupine
    • Bobcat
    • Raccoon
    • Channel catfish
    • Flathead catfish
    • Bluegill
    • Largemouth bass
    • Rainbow trout
    • Saugeye
    • Crappie

    Anglers age 16 through 74, who have been bona fide residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas…

  • ADA accessible restrooms on both sides of the lake. The Southside restroom by the main office is open year-round. The Northside restroom is open during the summer season only. The primitive sites, day-use area, boat ramp, and fishing dock are ADA accessible
  • Meade Fish Hatchery

    Initially constructed in the 1930s, the Meade Fish Hatchery is the only hatchery in southwest Kansas. Fish are raised in 16 ponds.  Twelve of these ponds have been chemically lined.  All ponds cover 23.52 surface acres (89.97 acre-feet).  Largemouth and smallmouth bass are spawned, eggs hatched, and fry raised in an intensive propagation building.  Walleye eggs, fry, fingerlings, and intermediates are raised in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), tanks in another building.  Channel catfish, sunfish sp., largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, koi carp, and grass carp are among the fish species cultured at the Meade facility. Tours are available by appointment by calling (620) 873-2701. The best times to see fish are April and May and late September to early October.

    Mid-America Air Museum

    With over 100 aircrafts on display, whether your interest is general aviation, warbirds, helicopters or experimentals and homebuilts…

    Meade County Historical Museum

    Enjoy a glimpse into the lives of Meade County pioneers with stories and memorabilia from the frontier days. Stroll down our boardwalk and…

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