Eisenhower State Park News

**The beach, 5 Star and Doud bathrooms have been shut down**
**Water has been shut off at Abilene, Churchill and Doud campgrounds**
Welcome to Eisenhower State Park!
  • Office is open Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm
  • Please use Self-Pay Station located at park entrance or across from Ike's General Store
  • email - kdwpt.esisenhowersp@ks.gov
Don't forget to purchase your "Park Pass" when you renew your vehicle tags. 
Save $10 on annual vehicle permits.


Remember to purchase Annual Camping or 14 Day Camping Permits in the Off Season and SAVE!!

Prime Season Rates go into effect April 1st

Eisenhower State Park is OPEN year round!

Melvern Lake Daily Conditions:   http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/MelvernLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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Stop by our office to look around in our Nature Room to see honey bees, snakes, fish, turtles, amphibians, the bear and much more. Take a strolling walk through the Arboretum or sit by the waterfall and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature. Sponsored by the Friends of Eisenhower State Park!

  •  You may purchase your vehicle or camping permits.
  •  Find a few non-perishable items that you forgot to bring.
  •  Purchase Ice Cream, Soda, Ice, Worms, and Firewood
  •  Checkout/rent recreational games:
    • Kayaks (5 singles and 2 tandems)
    • Canoes (3 - 17')
    • Frisbee Disc
    • Laddergolf
    • Horseshoes
    • Basketballs
    • Croquet
  • Laundry Facility (across the street in center of shower building)
  • Trailhead is located in the Five-Star Campground
  • A 19 target walk-thru Archery Trail has been added to the existing Bike Trail which is just one phase of expanding this area into a multi-purpose trail.
  • Come and enjoy the easy ride along the east cove of the park to see deer, quail and other visitors and inhabitants of Eisenhower.
    • **Reminder: bikers yield to hikers.


  • At the park office parking lot.
  • Seating available in park office during open hours.
  • Connect with ks-open.  -No Password Necessary-


  • If you are looking for some place to leave your boat on the water while on vacation, Eisenhower is your place to be.
  • Located on the East Boat Ramp
  • We have 8 covered boat slips that are available for rent during the summer months by the day ($13.00), week ($80.00) or 14 days ($150.00).
  • Rent slips through IKE's General Store.


  • Located near the east boat ramp.


  • We will provide you with all the essentials of home plus a view of the lake, sunsets, and enough time to relax.
  • Algiers & Meade are located in the WestPoint Campground. Arvonia & Melvern are located centrally in the park west of Abilene Campground.
  • These one bedroom cabins sleep 6 people, have a full kitchen and restroom with shower.
  • Each has a double bed & couch in the bedroom. A futon that folds down into a double & a twin pull-down--"Murphy-type bed"
  • Each cabin is supplied with a table & chairs, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishes, silverware, pots & pans, toaster and coffee pot.
  • You need to bring your bedding including blankets & pillows, toiletries including soap, shampoo & towels.
  • Outside each will have a picnic table, BBQ grill and a fire ring.
  • View availability and make reservations online or by calling the park office.
  • Reservations can be made 364 days out &; up to 3 days in advance online.


  • Mamie's Cabin (sleeps 5) is our ONLY Pet Friendly Cabin ($50.00 fee) & is located by the East Boat Ramp
  • YURTS Colt (sleeps 4) and Gaillard (sleeps 5) are a great alternative to "roughing it" & are located in the WestPoint Campground.
  • These primitive units provide beds, electricity, heat and A/C inside.
  • No kitchen or restroom!
  • Outside is a water hydrant, BBQ grill and picnic table.
  • View availability and make reservations online or by calling the park office.
  • Reservations can be made 364 days out & up to 3 days in advance online.


  • A 1 mile Scooter Trail runs between WestPoint and Doud campgrounds with a parking area in WestPoint Campground. It runs through open area as well as along a forested portion of the old Fairlawn township road and crosses a pretty nifty bridge that staff worked hard to build.
    • Trail is open to motorized scooters 50cc and smaller
    • Helmets must be worn at ALL times.
    • Open to scooters during the hours of 10:00am - 6:00pm.
    • This trail may be used as a walking trail from sunrise to sunset.
    • Obey traffic signs. The trail is a one way trail.