Lovewell State Park

LOVEWELL STATE PARK NEWS, NOTES AND HAPPENINGS!! Updated weekly.

Lovewell State Park office hours are 8 am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Office will be closed Monday December 26th and Monday January 2nd in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays.

After office hours, please utilize the self pay station for daily vehicle and campsite permits. After Hours location for hunting/fishing license and park permit purchases: Webb's Bait andTackle (1/2 north, 4 west, 9 south, 4 west of office). Or purchase your hunting or fishing license here online.

Beginning December 15th, 2016, The Annual Camp and 14Day camp permits will only be available for purchase at State Parks and KDWPT Offices. You may also purchase your permit over the phone by calling any of our State Park or regional offices. However, you will not be able to purchase them online or at any other place where licenses are sold. Campsite Reservations for the 2017 season will begin at 12 noon on Friday, December 16th! KDWPT is preparing a new online system that will allow you to purchase hunting licenses, fishing licenses, and boating registrations at the same time you reserve campsites. In order to transition into the new system, we have to make this temporary change to the way annual and 14 night camping permits are sold. Once the new system is in place, you will be able to buy Annual and 14-night permits online. 2017 Annual Camping permits are $202.50 (October - March) and $252.50 (April - September). 14-Night Camping permits will be $112.50 year-round. When you buy one of these permits, you will receive a $10 per-night discount on any standard campsite (excluding cabins). Utility fees still apply as necessary.NOTE: You will no longer receive a printed camping permit. Instead, your permit will be stored on your customer record and you will receive a discounted fee based on the permit you have. However, you will be required to check-in once you arrive at the park to camp.     

Cottonwood, Cedar Point, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds and the shower/restroom facilities at those locations, are closed for the season. Plenty of utility campsites will still be available at Walleye Point and South Willow Utility Campgrounds, for the awesome fall camping weather in the weeks to come! Walleye Point Shower/Restroom facility is available, as well as a public shower/restroom located at the State Park Maintenance Building (just south of the office).

Lovewell Marina and Grill is now closed for the season.

The 2016 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is now available to view and print!! Click the link below! 

2016 Spring Newsletter (PDF 2.48 MB)

A copy of the Lovewell State Park Annual Report is also available for 2015, click the link below!

Lovewell Reservoir is currently 1 ft below conservation pool. Boat ramps are usable at this level.

Camping Cabin reservations are available up to 364 days in advance. 2017 campsite reservations for the Walleye Point, Cottonwood, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds will be available at 12 noon on December 16, 2016 at www.reserveamerica.com, 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 2016 were:

  • Park Open House April 23
  • Free State park Entrance April 23
  • Free Fishing Weekend June 4 and 5
  • Kids Fishing Clinic June 12
  • Sand Castle Contest June 19
  • Float Your Boat Contest June 19
  • Lake Association Fireworks Display  July 2
  • Lovewell Fun Day August 6
  • Campground Christmas August 20/21
  • Free State Park Entrance Sept 11
  • 3D Archery Tournament Sept 11

 

All special event dates are subject to change.