Lovewell State Park


The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday; Closed Saturday/Sunday. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, and for online park purchases; and for license purchases. Self Pay Station and Kiosk are also available for walk-in campsites and daily vehicle permits.


  • Harmful algae are possible and may be present.
  • Water may be unsafe for humans/animals.
  • Avoid areas of algae accumulation, and do not let people/pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water.
  • Swimming, wading, skiing, and jet skiing are discouraged near-visible blooms. Beach area is closed.
  • Inhalation of the water spray may affect some individuals. Avoid direct contact with water, and wash with clean water after any contact.
  • Clean fish well with potable water, and eat fillet portions only.

Fire Ban has been lifted!  

All utility campgrounds and dump stations are open, and all shower/restroom facilities are open. The Rose Hill Dump Station is one lane, enter from the West. Lovewell Marina is open 8am to 2pm Monday thru Thursday, 8am to 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 8am to 6pm Sunday.

As of 9-25-23, Lovewell Reservoir is 6.5 ft below conservation pool. Please use caution and watch for low water hazards while boating. Cedar Point Boat Ramp is available for boat launching, but  the Marina Boat Ramp is only recommended for small boats. 

2023 Kansas Park Permits and Campsite Reservations are now available! 

2023 Park Permits and campsite reservations are available to purchase through,, or through the Lovewell State Park Office. Reservations are available for most utility campsites at Lovewell State Park, and also the Willow Primitive 24hour generator sites. Reservations for Lovewell State Park’s rustic and deluxe camping cabins are available 364 days in advance through the same websites, or through the state park office during regular business hours. 

Fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased online. Other options for purchase of your hunting or fishing license are: 

Webb's Bait & Tackle, Mankato KS (evenings and weekends)>>19 miles

Melby’s Home Center, Scandia KS>>31 miles

Food Mart and Republic County Clerk, Belleville KS>>40 miles

Heartland Foods & Orschelns, Smith Center KS>>49 miles

WalMart, Concordia KS>>57 miles

Click this link for the latest Lovewell Reservoir fishing report!

The 2023 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is now available to view and print!! Click the link below! 

Frontier, Pioneer, Pine Ridge and Sunrise Camping Cabins are designated as a "PET FRIENDLY" cabin. Customers who wish to bring their pets for their stay at these Camping Cabins will need to choose the "Pet Friendly" option on the online reservation page (or request it during a telephone reservation), and pay an add'l fee of $50.00. All other cabins remain as "No Pets Allowed". Pets must be kept outside in a kennel or on a secured chain or leash.

Special events for 2023 are tentatively scheduled as follows, all dates are TENTATIVE:

Let's Camp America, Free Park Entrance    May 6

Free Fishing Weekend  June 3 and 4

Kids Fishing Clinic  June 11   

Campground Christmas August 12

Lovewell Fireworks Display  Sunday Sept 3  Cedar Point Boat Ramp at dusk  Please note, this is rescheduled from Saturday Sept 2nd!

Free State Park Entrance Sept 10

3D Archery Shoot Sept 1st thru Sept 10

#OPTOUTSIDE  Free Park Entrance  Nov 24

All special event dates are subject to change.