Sheridan State Fishing Lake
Nestled in the rolling prairie and cropland covered hills of western Kansas, Sheridan State Fishing Lake provides a serene getaway for camping, fishing, and picnicking or just simply relaxing.
The area is located 12 miles east of Hoxie, just one mile north of Highway 24. The lake covers 60 acres and is surrounded by 188 acres of timber and native grass wildlife area.
Bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and red ear sunfish are just a few of the species awaiting anglers. A floating fishing pier is available and fishing is allowed on the floating pier, which is near one of the two fish attractors.
A major factor affecting fish populations is angler harvest. Fishing success continues to improve with better knowledge and equipment. As a result, more restrictive regulations are needed. Voluntary catch and release also extends a limited fish resource. Reduced harvest of small fish allows more fish to reach a larger, more desirable size. Releasing larger fish increases their recreational use and keeps them in the water to help control undesirable fish by predation. A fish released properly is an investment in future fishing opportunities.
Paved boat ramps are available to lake users. Motorized boats are allowed at no wake speeds, for fishing only. Recreational boating and jet skiing are not allowed. Always be extra careful when boating on small waters.
The area is open to archery and shotgun hunting only. Waterfowl hunting is not allowed.
There is no charge for camping. Designated sites provide primitive camping near the shoreline with plenty of trees for shade. Picnic tables and fire rings are located at many of the sites. The Department asks that any fires be contained in the provided metal fire rings and to never leave a fire unsupervised. Modern vault toilets are centrally located on both the east and west sides of the lake.
Sheridan State Fishing Lake News
Hopefully, a new fishing a jetty will be added in 2021 allowing more places to fish for our multiple sport fish available. The incoming fluctuations of waterfowl provide great opportunities for bird watchers to view some cool birds this winter. Remember there is no waterfowl hunting on the area!
- Consult the annual hunting, fishing, and fur harvesting regulations for more complete rules and regulations that apply to Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism areas.
- An information shelter is located at the entrance providing current information and regulations.
- A No Trash Policy is in effect, so please pack home everything that you pack in.
- Vehicles are only allowed on maintained roads and parking lots.
- Drinking water is not available on the area.
- Camping Available: Yes
- ADA Camping Available: No
- Reservable Sites: No
- Primitive Camping: 4
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