La Cygne Wildlife Area

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La Cygne Lake is a 2,600-acre cooling reservoir for a coal-fired generating plant owned by Kansas City Power and Light, with 2,000 acres of the watershed comprising the wildlife area. The area is mostly wooded uplands, with some grass meadows and crop fields.  Fishing on the lake can be excellent for black bass, white bass, crappie, and catfish.

The wildlife area has excellent opportunities for deer, wild turkey, and squirrel hunting. Quail and rabbit hunting can be good at times. Waterfowl hunting can be good on the lake, and excellent on the warm-water discharge when severe weather congregates birds. All hunters, regardless of species pursued, are required to check-in before hunting and check-out after the hunt (regardless of success).  Go to:  iSportsman for registration and check-in.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism maintains boat ramps in the warm-water discharge area of the lake and at the north end of the lake for accessing the main body of the lake.  A marina and boat ramp are available at Linn County Park on the west side of the lake. 

Phone:
Address:
16382 Vail Rd
Pleasanton,KS    66075
County/Counties:
Area News - Updated: 09/30/2015

Area New

The primitive camping area is being renovated and upgraded.  Please respect posted signs and stay out of construction area and off of newly planted grass.  When complete this enhancement should really improve the camping experience at La Cygne Wildlife Area.

La Cygne Wildlife Area is accessible from 391st Street.  Respect private land and park safely.

General Information
Phone:
Address:
16382 Vail Rd
 
Pleasanton, KS    66075
County/Counties:

La Cygne Reservoir & WA (PDF 193.45 kB)

Jacob Coulter, Asst. Wildlife Manager

5 miles East of La Cygne


Special Regulations
  • Firearms are restricted to shotguns, muzzleloaders, and rim-fire rifles. Center-fire rifles are not allowed.
  • Pleasure boating, wind surfing, water skiing, and swimming is not allowed.  Boats must be used specifically for hunting or angling.
  • All hunters, regardless of species, are required to check-in before hunting and check-out after the hunt (regardless of success).  Go to:  iSportsman
  • Trees stands may not be placed more than 14 days prior to the season and must be removed within 14 days of the end of season.  Portable blinds may not be left unattended overnight.  Only two blinds or stands are allowed per hunter.  Blinds and stand must be clearly marked with owners name and address or KDWPT number.
  • No person shall place, deposit, expose, or scatter bait for hunting.
  • Target shooting is prohibited.

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

History

A 30-year lease was signed on 23 June 1978 between KCP&L, KG&E, and Kansas Fish and Game Commission (now Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks).  The lease has been renewed for an additional 20 years.

La Cygne Facilities
Primitive Camping
  • Type of Facility: Primitive Camping
  • Location of Facility: N38 24.163 W94 39.257
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    Near north boat ramp.


Vault Toilet
  • Type of Facility: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 24.086 W94 39.280
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    Near North boat ramp and primitive camping.


Vault Toilet
  • Type of Facility: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 22.450 W94 38.698
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    Near East boat ramp and primitive camping.


East Boat Ramp
  • Type of Facility: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N38 22.416 W94 38.697

North Boat Ramp
  • Type of Facility: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N38 24.042 W94 39.273