Pottawatomie Lake No. 2 State Fishing Lake

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Pottawatomie Lake No. 2 ADA Compliant

The 179 acres surrounding the lake is a wildlife refuge, predominately riparian timber with some native grass on the upland area. Primitive camping is allowed on the west side of the lake. Boating is restricted to fishing only. The lake population includes Channel Catfish (which are stocked during the summer months thanks to funding from the Urban Fishing Program), Black bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Flat-head catfish, and Walleye.

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

Region 2 Office 785-273-6740

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Lake News - Updated: 12/06/2011

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The arrival of winter does not mean all activities have come to a stop at Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake #2! Winter months offer a great opportunity to witness the winter waterfowl migration! Pott.2 will hold a couple hundred geese as well as a handful of migrating ducks. Most of the geese observed on the area are Canada Geese with a few Specs and Snow/Ross’s stopping in from time-to-time. You can also expect to see a variety of ducks and small water birds to include: Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Snowy Egret, Night-Heron, Great Egret and Double-Crested Cormorant. These are just a few of the many birds that will be stopping in for a visit. So dust off those binoculars and come out to the area to observe some of winter’s visitors!

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

Region 2 Office 785-273-6740


Special Regulations
  • Primitive camping is allowed in the designated areas.
  • Alcoholic and Cereal Malt Beverages are Prohibited.
  • Fires permitted in provided metal fire rings only.
  • Special Creel Limit - Channel Catfish - 5.
  • Off-road vehicle, ATV use, horseback riding and target shooting are prohibited.
  • 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 for recreational use.
  • The area is closed to all hunting except to those individuals drawn for special deer or turkey hunts each fall and spring.
  • Everyone is asked to drive maintained roads only.

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

History

The Lake was created by a 1953 donation from Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Freidrich of Manhattan. The donation included 247 acres of Flint Hills land in southwest Pottawatomie County, specifically dedicated to future development of a recreational lake and park. In 1955, the department completed a 75 acre lake.

Pottawatomie Lake No. 2 Facilities
KIOSK (3)

Special Event Area
  • Type of Cabin: Special Event Area
  • Location of Facility: 39.23518 -96.52290
  • This Facility is Reservable.
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Boat Ramp Dock
  • Type of Cabin: Dock
  • Location of Facility: 39.23170 -96.52803
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ADA Dock
  • Type of Cabin: Dock
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: 39.23194 -96.52863
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West Dock
  • Type of Cabin: Dock
  • Location of Facility: 39.23144 -96.52824
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Boat Ramp
  • Type of Cabin: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: 39.23144 -96.52824
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Vault toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: 39.23144 -96.52824
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Vault toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: 39.22831 -96.52937
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Campsites
  • Type of Cabin: Camping Primitive
  • Location of Facility: 39.22831 -96.52937
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