Butler State Fishing Lake

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Butler State Fishing Lake is located in Butler County 3 miles west and one mile north of Latham, Kansas. The area is a 124 acre lake and is surrounded by 196 acres of Flint Hills prairie. The Lake was drained for rehabilitation in 1980. The lake was refilled and fish were stocked, including largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish. Three earthen fishing piers have been constructed in the lake to increase shoreline area and to provide shore anglers access to deeper water. Most of the land around the lake is native grass and primarily suitable for quail. The upper end of the lake has some dense woody vegetation along the creek bottoms that provide deer and turkey habitat. Waterfowl hunting on the lake can be excellent in the marsh vegetation at the upper end of the lake above the fishing piers.

Butler SFL & WA (PDF 483.79 kB)
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Lake News - Updated: 07/14/2006

Butler State Fishing Lake News

General Information
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Butler SFL & WA (PDF 483.79 kB)

Manage: Kurt Grimm,

Phone: (620) 876-5730

KDWP managers are field staff and are normally in the field. Please leave a message and they will return your call at their first available chance.


Special Regulations
  • No trash policy, please take your trash with you.
  • Boats for fishing only. No Wake lake.
  • Vehicles must stay on maintained roads.
  • No fireworks are allowed.
  • This is a No Alcohol Lake

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

History

The lake was built in 1955.

Butler Facilities
Picnic Shelter
  • Type of Facility: Picnic Shelter
  • Location of Facility: N37 33.025 W96 41.332
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Boat Ramp/ Dock, Fish Cleaning
  • Type of Facility: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.996 W96 41.675
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Pit Toilet
  • Type of Facility: Pit Toilet
  • Location of Facility: N37 33.017 W96 41.677
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North Entrance/Information Board
  • Type of Facility: Entrance
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.963 W96 41.837
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Picnic Shelter
  • Type of Facility: Picnic Shelter
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.824 W96 41.207
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Picnic Shelter
  • Type of Facility: Picnic Shelter
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.790 W96 41.543
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Pit Toilet
  • Type of Facility: Pit Toilet
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.750 W96 41.553
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Potable Water
  • Type of Facility: Potable Water
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.709 W96 41.597
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South Entrance/ Information board
  • Type of Facility: Entrance
  • Location of Facility: N37 32.708 W96 41.832
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