Lane Wildlife Area

Area News

Lane Wildlife Area is a 42 acre property that is located 6 1/2 miles north and 3 miles east of Dighton. The original intent was to pump water into the lake from a well on the property. Man-made dikes were constructed to contain any water that was pumped. Unfortunately, the lake has never held sufficient depth do to evaporation and porous soils. Attempts were made to pump enough water to create a wetland, but this was abandoned on the basis of inefficiency. In 2019 it was determined that the well still has water in it.  In January 2020 revitalization work was done to the well and it is now operable and will be utilized to flood small areas of the lake bottom for migratory birds.


At present, the area is managed as a public hunting area. The area comprises native grass with two tree/shrub shelterbelt plantings. There are approximately five acres of trees and shrubs. The main species hunted on the area are pheasants, mourning doves, waterfowl, and cottontail rabbits. White-tailed deer and mule deer can also be occasionally found on the area.


Manager: Brent Clark (620)276-8886

Area News - Updated: 12/21/2006

Lane Area News

General Information

Manager: Brent Clark (620)276-8886

Special Regulations
  • Vehicles must stay on established roadways. Off-road driving is not allowed.
  • A no trash policy is in place on this property. Please help us keep the area clean by taking your trash home.
  • Refer to the information sign at the parking lot or written regulations to obtain current bag limits, hunting regulations, and public lands regulations.
  • Nontoxic shot is required to hunt waterfowl.

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


The 42 acre property was purchased by the state in 1965.

Lane Facilities
Parking Area
  • Type of Facility: Parking Area
  • Location of Facility: N38 33 14.95 W100 26 41.20