Lovewell State Park

LOVEWELL STATE PARK NEWS, NOTES AND HAPPENINGS!! Updated weekly.

The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 4:00pm Sunday thru Thursday; 8am to 8pm Friday, and 8am to 6:00pm Saturday. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app,  reserveamerica.com and campitks.com for online park purchases; and license.gooutdoorskansas.com for license purchases. Self Pay Station and Kiosk are also available for walk-in campsites and daily vehicle permits.

LOVEWELL RESERVOIR IS CURRENTLY IN A 'WATCH' STATUS FOR HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOM. HARMFUL ALGAE MAY BE POSSIBLE. USE CAUTION WHEN CONTACCTING LAKE WATER AND WASH WITH CLEAN WATER AFTERWARD. AVOID AREAS OF ALGAE ACCUMULATION. DO NOT LET PEOPLE OR PETS EAT DRIED ALGAE OR DRINK THE WATER. CLEAN FISH WELL AND DISCARD GUTS.

As of 5-23-24, Lovewell Reservoir is 1.5 ft above conservation pool.  

The 2024 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is now available to view and print!! Click the link below! 

2024 Kansas Park Permits and Campsite Reservations are now available!   

Reservable campsites are open to reserve April 1 thru Sept 30, Walleye Point and South Willow campsites can be reserved through October 31st. Remaining dates of the year are first come-first serve.

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!

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 2024 are tentatively scheduled as follows, all dates are TENTATIVE:

Let's Camp America, Free Park Entrance and Open House Tours   May 4

Free Fishing Weekend  June 1 and 2

Kids Fishing Clinic  June 9   

Creature Feature    June 23

Mammoth History   July 20

Campground Christmas August 10

Lovewell Fireworks Display  Sunday Sept 1st  Cedar Point Boat Ramp at dusk  

Free State Park Entrance Sept 8

3D Archery Shoot Sept 1st thru Sept 8

Classic Car Show    Sept 21

#OPTOUTSIDE  Free Park Entrance  Nov 22

All special event dates are subject to change.