Geary State Fishing Lake News

Camping information:

The designated primitive camping area is free of charge and no reservations are needed. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days on the property. There are several picnic shelters, fire rings and yard lights, one 2-stall vault toilet, and one boat ramp. There is no running water and no electrical outlets are available. There is a SAFETY ZONE posted from the east bluff above the campgrounds down to the lake edge. The remaining area is open to public hunting, fishing and trapping.

Waterfall Information:  This is the spillway of the lake and is located on the west side of the dam.  Heavy flows are dependent on run off caused by rainfall events.  This area is open to viewing only, a well worn path can be followed on foot across the dam to the waterfall.  No swimming or climbing on rocks is allowed.  Please help us keep everyone safe by staying out of the water and off the slippery rocks.

Campground update:

Several new fire rings and picnic tables were installed in the fall of 2018.  A few large trees were taken out of the campground due to being too close to the power lines and some elms that were already dead.  New trees may be planted to help provide more shade in the coming years.

Fishing regulations are posted on the kiosks by the main entrance, the upper east road and next to the boat ramp. Lake maps and fishing regulation pamphlets are available at the kiosks at the main entrance, west side and east side.

Wildlife Area:

The west side of the lake was burned in August 2019 in an attempt to reduce some of the woody invasion in that area.  Future mowing and herbicide applications will be needed.

The east side of the lake including the dam was burned in late July 2018.  The primary objective of conducting a burn this time of the year was to reduce woody invasion of trees and shrubs in the native grasslands.  Large brush piles were burned on the dam from recent tree removal work.  More trees and brush will continue to be removed from the dam and spillway when time and budget allow.  

Geary State Lake spillway