Pottawatomie Lake No. 1 State Fishing Lake

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Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake No. 1 is located five miles north of Westmoreland or two miles south of Blaine on Kansas highway 99. Of the 190 acres purchased, only 24 acres was inundated for the lake. The maximum depth of the lake is 17 feet, with an average depth of 6 to 8 feet. Fish species which can be found include Channel Catfish, Black Bass, Crappie and Bluegill. The area also includes 166 acres of public hunting. Populations of Deer, Turkey, Fox Squirrels, Bobwhite Quail and other species can be found on the property. Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake No. 1 has several primitive camp sites located on the North as well as West sides of the property. A short hiking trail is located on the property that offers a great chance to enjoy the outdoors and get a little exercise at the same time!

County/Counties:
Lake News - Updated: 12/06/2011

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism has once again been awarded a grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation to conduct habitat work on the area. The work to be done on the area will help improve the existing habitat for Turkeys as well as other game and non-game species. Work will continue on removing unwanted cedar and non-mast producing trees as well as restoring a functioning firebreak around the property to aid in implementing a sound burning schedule. Look for summer burns on portions of the area as well as timber stand improvements!

The arrival of winter means it is time to dig out the ice fishing gear and head out to Pott. SFL #1. In past years anglers have done great on Crappie as well as Bluegill. It is hard to find a better meal than winter Crappie pulled through the ice! As always, be EXTREMELY cautious when fishing on ice. Make sure the ice is thick enough to support you can your gear and always tell someone when and where you will be ice fishing. Be safe and have fun!

General Information
County/Counties:

Pottawatomie SFL #1 (PDF 350.80 kB)

Manager: Nathan Henry
Phone: (785) 539-9999


Special Regulations
  • Off Road Vehicles Prohibitted.
  • Registered vessels are allowed on the lake for fishing purposes only, with boating speed being reasonable and prudent.
  • Vessels not requiring registration (ie. canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, etc.) may be used on this state fishing lake.
  • Alcohol & Cereal Malt beverages Prohibitted.
  • Fires allowed in provided metal firerings only.
  • Channel Catfish Creel Limit of 5; length greater than 15".
  • Open to Trapping.

Special Features

  • A hiking trail through the rolling hills of this area can challenge your physical ability.
  • Wintering Bald Eagles can be found on the area as migrating waterfowl numbers increase.
  • In 2007, this property received a grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation to improve habitat for wild turkey. Funding has been spent on removing tree species from over-grown grassland sites. This has greatly improved wild turkey habitat as well as habitat for a host of other upland species. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism once again put in for the grant in 2011. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation!

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

The 190 acres to build this lake was purchased in April, 1932 by Kansas Forestry Fish & Game Commision. The dam and lake was built in cooperation by the Kansas Forestry Fish & Game Commision, W.P.A, and the Kansas Highway Commision.

Pottawatomie Lake No. 1 Facilities
KIOSK
  • Type of Facility: Information Center
  • Location of Facility: 39.47227 -96.40907
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Camp sites
  • Type of Facility: Primitive Camping
  • Location of Facility: 39.47227 -96.40907
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Floating dock
  • Type of Facility: dock
  • Location of Facility: 39.47227 -96.40907
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South Boat Ramp
  • Type of Facility: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: 39.47227 -96.40907
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North Boat Ramp
  • Type of Facility: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: 39.47227 -96.40907
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Vault Toilet
  • Type of Facility: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: 39.47227 -96.40907
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Pottawatomie Lake No. 1 Trails
Boy Scout Troop 297
  • Trail Season: Year Long
  • Length of Trail: 0.75 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • Location of Start: 39.46975 -96.41156
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