Reservations for this and other cabins can be made online
PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced the opening of a new rental cabin at Atchison State Fishing Lake (3 ½ miles north and 2 miles west of Atchison). The cabin is available year-round. With a double bed, a double fold out futon, a single futon, and a Murphy bed, the air conditioned and heated cabin will sleep six. Renters must provide their own bedding, pillows, towels, and toiletries. A hot shower, complete kitchen, refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave will make a stay as comfortable as home.

Atchison State Fishing Lake includes a lake that covers approximately 66 acres with 182 acres of land adjoining the lake. Of this, approximately 136 acres and the lake are open to hunting. The wildlife area is comprised of native grass and timber. Wildlife watching is a popular activity on the area, as well. The east side of the lake from the shoreline to the east property line is closed to hunting.

Reserving KDWP cabins more is convenient than ever. From the KDWP home page,, click “Cabin Reservations” in the top right-hand corner. Select the desired state park or wildlife area and cabin from the onscreen list, and a list of cabins will appear. Select your destination, and information on securing reservations will appear. All cabins offer secure online payment with a credit card. Users must log into the system and set up an account to complete a transaction. In addition to complete written instructions detailing the reservation process, an instructional video provides an overview of the online reservation system.

Many than 60 cabins are available at 22 locations in state parks and wildlife areas. Most cabins feature amenities such as bathrooms, kitchens, refrigerators, stoves, heating and air conditioning, and ADA accessibility.