Park News

Special Notice:

2017 Licenses and Permits: 2017 licenses and permits may be purchased at the park office or by phone at 620 872-2061, online at or at any license vendor. Vendor information is available at Locations to Buy License/Permits. Great gift ideas!

Licenses and permits may be purchased in Scott County at the following vendors: Historic Lake Scott State Park, Scott County Clerk, The Beach House, Scott County Hardware, ShopKo and Presto's.

Historic Lake Scott's office is located at the entrance of the Park. Weekday office hours are 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Office hours may vary occasionally due to training and taking leave time.

The Elm Grove and Big Bath House have been closed for the winter. Timber Canyon vault toilet is also closed. The Beach Shower Building remains open as long as the weather permits. Vault toilets are available throughout the park during the off-season. 

Cabin and camping reservations may be made at: , or or calling the office at 620-872-2061.

Cabin Rental Fees: Prime Season, April 1 - September 30: $75.00 per night, Monday thru Thursday and $95.00 per night Friday and Saturday. Off Season, October 1 - March 31: $75.00 per night. There's also a $14.00 reservation fee. Weekends require a two night stay and holiday weekends require a three night stay.  

Scott County was recently featured on the Smokey Hills Public Broadcasting Station, which featured Lake Scott State Park. You may view the program at:

October 1 began our Off-Season: Daily camping fee is $10.00 per night; water/electric sites are an additional $11.00, water/electric/sewer sites are an additional $12.00, and a $3.00 transaction fee. Circle Drive utility sites: 1 - 15 water and electric, sites 38 - 42 water, electric and sewer. Lakeview has 15 electric and water utility sites available. Lakeview utility sites are 30 amp and do not offer 110 amp service. Reservations may be made for the Prime-Season at:, or 

Navajo and Taos cabins: Prime Season, April 1 - September 30: $75.00 per night, Monday thru Thursday and $95.00 per night Friday and Saturday; Off Season, October 1 - March 31: $75.00 per night and a reservation fee of $14.00. Weekends require a two night stay and holiday weekends require a three night stay. The door entry code is the last four digits of the phone number used / listed on the reservation. Each cabin sleeps six and provide a full size bed, futon that lays down to a full size bed, a couch and a twin size murphy bed. Bedding / pillows are not provided. Both cabins have air conditioning / heating, restroom with a shower, refrigerator, stove and oven, microwave, pots, pans, dishes and silverware. The deck and patio provide a picnic table, charcoal grill and campfire ring. Bedding and shower items are not provided. Please bring charcoal if you plan to use the grill. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins. Cabins are expected to be cleaned and trash removed prior to leaving. There's a $50.00 charge if the cabin is not properly cleaned or if pets have been in the cabin.

RVs and campers are not allowed at the cabin sites. One tent is allowed for household minor dependants only. A tent pad is provided on the north side of the cabins. Please do not place a tent, volleyball net, horseshoe stakes, etc. in the grass as it may damage the sprinkler system. Two vehicles are allowed per cabin location. Additional vehicles may park in the parking area by the Shelter House. Please do not park on the grass! No pets are allowed in the cabins and must be in a kennel or on a leash outside at all locations in the park including the cabins. Cabin pictures may be viewed in the photo gallery.

Circle Drive and Lakeview utility campgrounds allow one (1) camping unit or tent per campsite. One additional tent is allowed for minor dependent children at no extra cost. The tent must be accompanied with a Special Permit approved by the office, camp host or park ranger. Vehicle and camping permits may be purchased at the park office or a self pay station located at the park entrances or in the Circle Drive camp ground.

REMINDER: Please pick up and properly dispose of your trash. Dumpsters are provided at several locations throughout the park. Thank you!

Pets are not allowed inside the office, cabins or restrooms! Thank you!

Due to the pine tree disease recently discovered in Western Kansas firewood is not allowed to be brought into the Park with the exception of treated wood or construction scrap wood. Firewood is available at the Beach House and office provided by the Friend's Group for $5.00 per bundle. Firewood brought into the park may be confiscated and immediately burned. Thank you!

Historic Lake Scott State Park is open year around. Fees may be paid at the park office or a self pay station. Self Pay stations are located at the office, east park entrance and the Circle Drive Campground.

We are participants of the Kansas Green Team Recycling Program. Aluminum cans may be dropped in the plastic container at the Circle Drive (utility) camp ground. Thank you for recycling!

Lake water level is 1 inches below weir wall.

Park Fees, Permits, & Licenses:

Changes: Seniors age 65 -74 will be required to have a Fishing / Hunting license. Senior Resident licenses are offered at a discounted price: Senior Annual Fishing or Hunting license: $15.00, Senior Annual Hunt / Fish Combo: $25.00 or a Senior Lifetime Hunt /Fish Combo license can be purchased for $42.50. Senior Annual Vehicle permits: $13.75. Great gift ideas!

Permits and/or fishing and hunting licenses, boat registrations and renewals are available at the park office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Office hours may vary throughout the week due to lack of staff and/or staff training. Please call before your visit to make sure someone will be available to assist you, or if you need assistance with your license call: (620) 872-2061.

Self-pay stations are available when the park office is closed. The online system is available as well at: for license purchases from your home. Cabin and camping reservations may be made at:, or

· If you are purchasing a license for the FIRST TIME, please remember to bring your social security number and driver’s license. If you've already purchased a license, please bring your KDWPT number or social security number and driver’s license.

· Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00. (Closed weekends.) Below are the current prices for the 2017 Off-Season:

Permits Available Oct. 1 - Mar. 30
Daily Permits:  
Daily Vehicle Permits $ 5.00
Senior Daily Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident 65 yrs or Older) $ 3.25
Disabled Daily Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident) $ 3.25
Camping Permits:  
Annual Camping Permit $202.50
14 Day Camping Permit $112.50
Daily Camping Permit $  10.00
Two Utilities (Electricity & Water) $  11.00
Three Utilities (Electric, Water & Sewer)  $  12.00
Camping Transaction fee $    3.00
Annual Vehicle Permits:  
"Passport" Annual Vehicle Permits at time of Vehicle Registration $ 15.00
Annual Vehicle Permits $ 25.00
Senior Annual Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident 65 yrs or Older) $ 13.75
Disabled Annual Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident) $ 13.75


· Verizon has erected a cell phone tower at the northeast side of the park. Cell phone service is now available at most park locations.

· Historic Lake Scott State Park is a State Fishing Lake . Please pay attention to state statutes and regulations regarding required licenses and permits, boating, swimming, and fishing at our lake.

For questions or more info, please contact us at (620) 872-2061 or