El Dorado State Park

 Park News

State Park Office Hours

The El Dorado State Park Office

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm


*Boat Registration will stops 30 minutes prior to close

Facility Update

Walnut River ~ OPEN

Bluestem Point ~ OPEN

Shady Creek ~ OPEN

Boulder Bluff  ~ OPEN


Lake Level

(To get the most up to date Lake information, go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' web page, which is located at http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ELDR.lakepage.html.)
        • Pool elevation is 1341.03 feet on Friday 09Sep16 Time: 0800 hours.
        • At this elevation the total amount of water stored in El Dorado Lake is 175529 acre-feet.
        • Reservoir release is 13 cubic feet per second on Friday 09Sep16 Time: 0600 hours.
        • Flood control pool is 21.03% full.
        • Flood control pool storage filled is 17340 acre-feet which is equivalent to 1.39 inches of runoff over the entire drainage basin.
        • Flood control pool storage empty is 65131 acre-feet which is equivalent to 5.22 inches of runoff over the entire drainage basin.

Where to Purchase your Permits and Licenses -

2016 Park permits and licenses are available at all KDWPT Park Offices throughout the state. Permits at El Dorado State Park are also available to purchase from Camp Hosts, Gate Hosts, and all self pay stations.

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Long Term Camping  Facilities

Long term camping is available in the Frontier Refinery (Walnut River Campground Area #2) . Please see the camp host or the Park Office to make long term camping arrangements. Long Term Camping (30 day) monthly rate = $434.50, which includes water, electric, and sewer. (User must also possess an Annual Camp permit).