El Dorado State Park

 Park News

State Park Office Hours

The El Dorado State Park Office

Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM

*Boat Registration will stop at 4PM. 

Facility Update

Walnut River :

Area 1(Big Oak) & 3(Eagle Pass) - OPEN YEAR AROUND     

Area 2(Frontier) - Open through November

Restroom Facilities still on: Area 1(Big Oak), Area 2(Frontier), and Cabin/Playground

Bluestem Point ~ CLOSED for the Winter

Shady Creek ~ CLOSED for the Winter

Boulder Bluff  ~ CLOSED for the Winter


**All Cabins remain open year around!!


Lake Level

(To get the most up to date Lake information, go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' web page, which is located at http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ELDR.lakepage.html.)


  • Pool elevation is 1338.26 feet on Tuesday 03Nov15 Time: 0700 hours.
  • At this elevation the total amount of water stored in El Dorado Lake is 152703 acre-feet.
  • Reservoir release is 5 cubic feet per second on Tuesday 03Nov15 Time: 0700 hours.
  • Conservation pool is 96.46% full.
  • Conservation storage filled is 149342 acre-feet which is equivalent to 11.97 inches of runoff over the entire drainage basin.
  • Conservation storage empty is 5486 acre-feet which is equivalent to 0.44 inches of runoff over the entire drainage basin. 

Where to Purchase your Permits and Licenses -

2015 Park permits and licenses are available at all KDWPT Park Offices throughout the state. Permits at El Dorado State Park are also available to purchase from Camp Hosts, Gate Hosts, and all self pay stations.

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Long Term Camping  Facilities

Long term camping is available in the Frontier Refinery (Walnut River Campground Area #2) . Please see the camp host or the Park Office to make long term camping arrangements. Long Term Camping (30 day) monthly rate = $434.50, which includes water, electric & sewer. (User must also possess an Annual Camp permit).