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2019 Licenses and Permits: 2019 licenses and permits, and reservations for the 2019 camping season will be available December 17th, 2018. Licenses and permits may be purchased at the park office or by phone at 620 872-2061, online at www.kdwpt.ksoutdoors.com or https://www.kshuntfishcamp.com or at any license vendor. Vendor information is available at Locations to Buy License/Permits. Great gift ideas!
Licenses and permits may be purchased in Scott County at the following vendors: Historic Lake Scott State Park, Scott County Clerk, The Beach House, Scott County Hardware, ShopKo and Presto's.
Historic Lake Scott's office is located at the entrance of the Park. Weekday office hours are 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Office hours may vary occasionally due to training, adjusting hours and taking leave time. You may call the office at 620-872-2061 to make sure someone is available to assist you.
The park office will be closed from December 24th - January 1st, 2019. We will be open Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. The Lake Scott staff would like to wish you and Merry Christmas and safe and prosperous New Year!
A new playground has been added at the north end of the Circle Drive Camp ground and just south of the Beach Shower Building.
A FRISBEE GOLF COURSE will be completed and available soon. Check back for more info.
TROUT SEASON began November 1 and runs thru April 15, 2019. Trout was stocked again on Wednesday, December 19th, in the Barrel Springs pond, east of the main park entrance and will not be stocked in the lake. Anglers 16 and older who fish for trout must have a $14.50 Trout Permit and a fishing license, unless exempt. Anglers 15 and younger do not need a Trout Permit, but may only keep two trout per day without the permit. Anglers with a Trout Permit may keep five trout per day, unless the water is posted otherwise.
Trout will be stocked regularly throughout the season, which ends April 15. While most fish stocked will be rainbow trout of catchable size, a few lunkers are added to provide trophy opportunities. Go to www.ksoutdoors.com and click on “Fishing,” then “Special Fishing Programs” to see trout fishing regulations, as well as a stocking schedule for the waters that will receive trout.
Timber Canyon and Lakeside vault toilets and all shower buildings have been closed for the season. Several vault toilets are available in the park. Circle Drive campsites 16 - 35 have the water shut off and now offer electricity only. Sites 1 - 15 offer water and electric and 39 - 42 have water/electric/sewer. Lakeview is also available with water and electric.
Scott County was featured on the Smokey Hills Public Broadcasting Station, which featured Lake Scott State Park. You may view the program at: http://www.shptv.org/index.php/component/content/article/535
The Beach House has closed for the season. They will re-open April 2019.
October 1 began our Off-Season: Daily camping fee is $10.00 per night; water/electric sites 1-15 are an additional $11.00 per night, sites 16 - 35 offer electricity an additional $9.00 per night and water/electric/sewer sites 39-42 are an additional $12.00 per night. A $3.00 processing fee is required on all camping permits. Lakeview has 15 electric and water utility sites and are an additional $11.00 per night plus the $3.00 transaction fee. Lakeview utility sites are 30 amp and do not offer 110 amp service. Reservations may be made for the Prime-Season at: http://www.reserveamerica.com, https://www.kshuntfishcamp.com or www.kdwpt.ksoutdoors.com
Navajo and Taos cabins: Prime Season, April 1 - September 30: Monday - Thursday $80.00 per night and $105.00 per night Friday and Saturday; Off Season, October 1 - March 31: $75.00 per night. There is a reservation fee of $14.00. Weekends require a two night stay and holiday weekends require a three night stay. The door entry code is the last four digits of the phone number used / listed on the reservation. Each cabin sleeps six and provide a full size bed, futon that lays down to a full size bed, a couch and a twin size murphy bed. Bedding / pillows are not provided. Both cabins have air conditioning / heating, restroom with a shower, refrigerator, stove and oven, microwave, pots, pans, dishes and silverware. The deck and patio provide a picnic table, charcoal grill and campfire ring. Please bring charcoal if you plan to use the grill. Pets are not allowed inside the cabins. Cabins are expected to be cleaned and trash removed prior to leaving. There's a $50.00 charge if the cabin is not properly cleaned or if pets have been in the cabin. Bedding and shower items are not provided.
RVs and campers are not allowed at the cabin sites. One tent is allowed for household minor dependants only. A tent pad is provided on the north side of the cabins. Please do not place a tent, volleyball net, horseshoe stakes, or park on the grass as it may damage the sprinkler system. Two vehicles are allowed per cabin location. Additional vehicles may park in the parking area at the Shelter House. Please do not park on the grass! No pets are allowed in the cabins and must be in a kennel or on a leash outside at all locations in the park including the cabins. There will be a $50.00 charge if pets have been allowed in the cabin. Cabin pictures may be viewed in the photo gallery.
Circle Drive and Lakeview utility campgrounds allow one (1) camping unit or tent per campsite. One additional tent is allowed for minor dependent children at no extra cost. The tent must be accompanied with a Special Permit approved by the office, camp host or park ranger. Vehicle and camping permits may be purchased at the park office or a self pay station located at the park entrances or in the Circle Drive camp ground.
REMINDER: Please pick up and properly dispose of your trash. Dumpsters are provided at several locations throughout the park. Thank you!
Pets are not allowed inside the office, cabins or restrooms! Thank you!
Due to the pine tree disease recently discovered in Western Kansas firewood is not allowed to be brought into the Park with the exception of treated wood or construction scrap wood. Firewood is available at the Beach House and office provided by the Friend's Group for $5.00 per bundle. Firewood brought into the park may be confiscated and immediately burned. Thank you!
Historic Lake Scott State Park is open year around. Fees may be paid at the park office or a self pay station. Self Pay stations are located at the office, east park entrance and the Circle Drive Campground.
We are participants of the Kansas Green Team Recycling Program. Aluminum cans may be dropped in the plastic container at the Circle Drive (utility) camp ground. Thank you for recycling!
Lake water level is 1 inch below weir wall.
Park Fees, Permits, & Licenses:
Changes: Seniors age 65 - 74 are required to have a Fishing / Hunting license. Senior Resident licenses are offered at a discounted price: Senior Annual Fishing or Hunting license: $15.00 and Senior Annual Hunt / Fish Combo: $25.00. A Senior Lifetime Hunt /Fish Combo license can be purchased for $42.50 and is good from ages 65 - 74. Senior Annual Vehicle permits: $13.75. You must be 65 to qualify for the senior discounts. Great gift ideas!
Permits and/or fishing and hunting licenses, boat registrations and renewals are available at the park office Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Office hours may vary throughout the week due to lack of staff and/or staff training. Please call before your visit to make sure someone will be available to assist you, or if you need assistance with your license call: (620) 872-2061.
Self-pay stations are available when the park office is closed. The online system is available as well at: www.kdwpt.ksoutdoors.com for license purchases from your home. Cabin and camping reservations may be made at: http://www.reserveamerica.com, https://www.kshuntfishcamp.com or www.kdwpt.ksoutdoors.com
· If you are purchasing a license for the FIRST TIME, please remember to bring your social security number and driver’s license. If you've already purchased a license, please bring your KDWPT number or social security number and driver’s license.
· Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00. (Closed weekends.) Below are the current prices for the 2017 Off-Season:
|Permits Available||Oct. 1 - Mar. 30|
|Daily Vehicle Permits||$ 5.00|
|Senior Daily Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident 65 yrs or Older)||$ 3.25|
|Disabled Daily Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident)||$ 3.25|
|Annual Camping Permit||$202.50|
|14 Day Camping Permit||$112.50|
|Daily Camping Permit||$ 10.00|
|Two Utilities (Electricity & Water)||$ 11.00|
|Three Utilities (Electric, Water & Sewer)||$ 12.00|
|Camping Transaction fee||$ 3.00|
|Annual Vehicle Permits:|
|"Passport" Annual Vehicle Permits at time of Vehicle Registration||$ 15.50|
|Annual Vehicle Permits||$ 25.00|
|Senior Annual Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident 65 yrs or Older)||$ 13.75|
|Disabled Annual Vehicle Permits (Must be KS Resident)||$ 13.75|
· Verizon has erected a cell phone tower at the northeast side of the park. Cell phone service is now available at most park locations.
· Historic Lake Scott State Park is a State Fishing Lake . Please pay attention to state statutes and regulations regarding required licenses and permits, boating, swimming, and fishing at our lake.
For questions or more info, please contact us at (620) 872-2061 or ScottSP@ks.gov.