Cowley State Fishing Lake

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Cowley State Fishing Lake is located 16 miles east of Arkansas City, immediately adjacent to Highway 166. The 84 acre lake was drained and rehabilitated in 1988-1989. Fish attractors were installed in the lake, and necessary maintenance was performed at that time. The lake was allowed to refill in the spring of 1989, and restocking program began that year. Water quality of the lake is excellent and extremely clear. Fish species in the lake include channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, walleye, crappie and flathead.

Hunting is allowed on the lake and its surrounding 113 acres. Although the area is small, hunters have success on quail, rabbits and squirrel. Waterfowl numbers are fair to good on the lake. Many nongame species are also present on the area for bird watching and photography.

Manage: Kurt Grimm,

Phone: (620) 876-5730

Address:
20467 US Hwy 166
Dexter,KS    67038
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Lake News - Updated: 07/14/2006

Cowley State Fishing Lake

General Information

Phone:
Address:
20467 US Hwy 166
 
Dexter, KS    67038
County/Counties:

Helpful Information

Manage: Kurt Grimm,

Phone: (620) 876-5730


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.

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

History

The 197 acre Cowley State Fishing Lake was made available to the Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Commission in 1953.

Cowley Facilities
Boat Ramp
  • Type of Cabin: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N37 06.141 W96 47.872
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Hill Top Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • Location of Facility: N37 06.066 W96 47.989
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Shoreline vault toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • Location of Facility: N37 06.613 W96 47.835
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Hill Top Campground
  • Type of Cabin: primitive camping
  • Location of Facility: N37 06.026 W96 48.112
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Shoreline Campground
  • Type of Cabin: primitive camping
  • Location of Facility: N37 06.170 W96 47.273
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