Tuttle Creek State Park is a story of two special places. One sits where both land and lake are expansive, with a campground on classic Flint Hills prairie. Some of the lung and leg-tiring trails are reminiscent of the Rockies.
The other place is tucked below the reservoir’s dam, where it’s shrouded by enough tall trees the surface of an 80-acre lake seldom see serious waves. It’s a great place for kayaks and canoes, which can be rented nearby.
Camping accommodations range from a line of cabins to scattered RV and tent sites. The setting is so placid bald eagles nest peacefully within sight.