Lovewell State Park


Office hours:    Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm    CLOSED Saturday and Sunday. Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday December 25th and 26th, and Monday January 1st for the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. Sales for 2018 licenses and permits begin on Friday December 15th.  Campsite reservations for 2018 will begin at 12 noon on Monday December 18th. Seasonal Campsite Lottery and Special Event Reservations will be on Tuesday January 2nd at 8am.

After office hours, please utilize the self pay station for daily vehicle and campsite permits. Purchase your hunting or fishing license here online. Or at Webb's Bait & Tackle, Mankato KS (evenings and weekends).

Lovewell Reservoir is 1.5 ft below conservation pool. All boat ramps are usable.

Options for Utility Camping for the off-season (October-March) are Walleye Point Utility and South Willow Utility Campgrounds. The Walleye Point Shower/Restroom Facility remains open, as well as a public shower/restroom facility located at the state park maintenance building.  Cedar Point Utility, Cottonwood Utility, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds as well as Southwinds, Cottonwood and Willow Shower/Restroom Facilities will are now closed for the season. 

The 2017 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is now available to view and print!! Click the link below! 

A copy of the Lovewell State Park Annual Report is also available for 2016, click the link below!


Camping Cabin reservations are available up to 364 days in advance. 2017 campsite reservations for the Walleye Point, Cottonwood, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds are available April thru September at, or by calling the office during business hours. Remember, Kansas residents can purchase their Annual Park Passport at a reduced rate with vehicle registration at the courthouse!

Click this link for the latest Lovewell Reservoir fishing report!

Frontier, Pioneer, Pine Ridge and Sunrise Camping Cabins are designated as a "PET FRIENDLY" cabin. Customers who wish to bring their pets for their stay at these Camping Cabins will need to choose the "Pet Friendly" option on the online reservation page (or request it during a telephone reservation), and pay an add'l fee of $50.00. All other cabins remain as "No Pets Allowed". Pets must be kept outside in a kennel or on a secured chain or leash.

Special event dates for 2017 were:

  • Let's Camp America 5K Run/Walk  May 6
  • Free Fishing Weekend June 3 and 4
  • Kids Fishing Clinic June 11
  • Float Your Boat Contest June 18
  • Lake Association Fireworks Display**  July 1
  • Sand Castle Contest August 5
  • Lovewell Fun Day August 5
  • Campground Christmas August 19/20
  • Free State Park Entrance Sept 10
  • 3D Archery Tournament Sept 10

 **Event is tentatively scheduled.

All special event dates are subject to change.