Lovewell State Park


ATTENTION!!! As of today (7/30/15), Lovewell Reservoir has been upgraded to Watch Status for blue-green algae. The State Park beach area has been re-opened. User discretion is still recommended, including good showers after lake use. KDHE does not plan to test again unless visible evidence of a harmful bloom is detected. Please call the State Park Office if you have questions. (785) 753-4971.

This weekend is the Annual Lovewell Fun Day, beginning with a 5K/10K Run/Walk Predict (registration at 7:00am near the mud volleyball pits); Co-Ed Mud Volleyball tournament begins at 10 am just east of the Walleye Point Utility Campground. A SandPile Treasure Hunt for the kids is scheduled for 11 am at the Pioneer Day Use Area, and a Rock/Paper/Scissors Tournament gets underway at 12 noon at the Mud Volleyball area. Come out and join the fun!

Lovewell State Park Office hours are 8am to 6:00pm DAILY, and 8am to 8:30pm on Fridays. 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: Lovewell Marina (1 mile south, 1/2 east of office) and Webb's Bait & Tackle (1/2 north, 4 west, 9 south, 4 west of office). Or purchase your hunting or fishing license here online.

Lovewell Reservoir is currently at 1/2 ft below conservation pool.  Both the Marina and Cedar Point boat ramps are usable.

All camping and restroom facilities are open. Lovewell Marina & Grill is open Sunday thru Thursday 7am to 7pm, and until 9pm Friday and Saturday.

The 2015 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is now available to view and print!! Enjoy!

Camping Cabin reservations are available up to 364 days in advance. 2015 campsite reservations for the Walleye Point, Cottonwood, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds are available at, or by calling the office during business hours.  2015 Annual Vehicle, Annual Camp and 14 Day Camp permits are now available. 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!

Pioneer Camping Cabin is designated as a "PET FRIENDLY" cabin. Customers who wish to bring their pets for their stay at the Pioneer Camping Cabin 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 2015 are:

  • Free Park Entrance and Open House  April 25
  • Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup April 25
  • Free Fishing Weekend June 6 & 7
  • Kids Fishing Clinic June 7
  • Sand Castle Contest July 19
  • Float Your Boat Contest July 19
  • Lovewell Fun Day August 1
  • Campground Christmas August 15/16
  • Free State Park Entrance Sept 13
  • 3D Archery Tournament Sept 13


All special event dates are subject to change.  Special Event dates for 2016 will be posted Feb 2016.