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WEST CAMPING AREA

Located 8 miles south and 5 miles west of the city of Meade on K-23

Meade State Park was originally carved out of the Turkey Track Ranch in 1927. The park rests in the high plains of southwest Kansas, just west of the Red Hills. Meade Lake has 80 acres of water and 440 surrounding acres of campsites and wildlife area. Fishing is allowed in the lake year-round with motorized boating restricted to fishing only and no wake speed. Bluegill, channel cat, and largemouth bass are plentiful and provide excellent opportunities for the angler.

For nature lovers who like to identify various different trees, grasses, flowers and birds, a nature trail offers birding, biking, and hiking opportunities.

The 360-acre wildlife area offers good opportunities for dove and quail hunters. Deer, turkey, rabbit, and some waterfowl also inhabit the area and offer hunters an occasional mixed bag.

Meade State Park offers guests a Visitor Center that can host a wide variety of events. Information can be obtained at the park office. 

The Meade Fish Hatchery is located west of Meade Lake. Tours are available by appointment by calling 620-873-2701. The best times to see fish are April through June. Visit the hatchery website for more information. 

Phone:
Address:
13051 V Road
Meade,KS    67864
County/Counties:
Park News - Updated: 04/23/2015

Park News

Parks Open House is April 25th. Activities planned for the day are a Volunteer Park Clean up, Tours of the New Disc/Foot Golf course area and a Ice Cream Social provided by our Friends Group.

OK KIDS Day is May 9th. Pre-registration will be Friday (8th) from 4-8 pm and Registration will start at 8 am on the day of the event. Please call the Park office for more information.

Beginning October 4th, the Park Office will be closed on weekends until April 25th. Office hours will be typically be 8-4, Monday-Friday. Park hours could vary due to staff availability.

Trout Season has begun and will run from November 1-April 15th.

The water and electricity remain on to the utility sites. We please ask that if you plan to camp during freezing temperatures that you unhook from the water hydrants.

We are now located at the new office, formerly the visitor center.

We are allowing campfires when windy conditions are not present.  No campfires are permitted in Turkey Track.  If windy conditions are present, no ground fires will be allowed. Please check with the office or Park Rangers. Please help do your part and help keep the trash picked up.

The lake is 1.5ft" below the spillway and the water temperature is in the mid 50's.

Paddle boat and kayak rentals are over for the season. They will resume on Memorial Day 2015

Be sure to check the weather before coming out for your outing. Park Staff will do its best to keep everyone informed. Please call before coming out. We will do our best to monitor voice mails and emails. We are open Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, 8-4:00. The Park office is closed on Wednesdays. The office may be closed occasionally if staff is working in the Park or at training. The phone number to the park office is 620-873-2572. If you have an emergency and no one is at the park office, please call the Meade County Sheriff's office at 911 or 620-873-8765.

For more information contact the Park office.

General Information

Phone:
Address:
13051 V Road
 
Meade, KS    67864
County/Counties:

Helpful Information

Park Office: 620-873-2572

Regional Office: (785)628-8614

8 miles South, 5 miles West of Meade on Highway 23.


Special Regulations

You can now go to www.reserveamerica.com and make your summer reservations for Kansas State Parks.

Park office hours will vary. Please call the office before coming out.

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

Meade State Park was originally carved out of the Turkey Track Ranch in 1927. Meade State park rests in the High Plains of southwest Kansas, just west of the Red Hills, 8 miles south and 5 miles west of Meade on Highway 23. The state park and wildlife area comprise 803 acres of land and water.

Meade Areas
South
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 2

West
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 20
  • Water, Electric: 8

East
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 9
  • Water, Electric: 8

Day Use
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No
  • Primitive Camping: 2

Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 5

Day Use
  • Camping Available: No
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: No

Meade Trails
SOUTH HIKING TRAIL
  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 10.240 W100 26.331

NORTH HIKING TRAIL
  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 10.219 W100 26.381
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    For nature lovers who like to identify various different trees, grasses, flowers and birds, a nature trail has been marked at the northwest corner of the lake.


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