Lovewell State Park

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

The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app,  reserveamerica.com and campitks.com for online purchases. Friday November 25th is a Free Park Entrance Day #OPTOUTSIDE

REPAIRS ARE NEEDED TO THE PIONEER FISH CLEANING STATION, AND IT WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE REPAIRS. COTTONWOOD FISH CLEANING STATION IS AVAILABLE.

Cottonwood, Cedar Point, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds and the Willow, Cottonwood, and Southwinds Shower/Restroom facilities are now closed for the season. South Willow Utility Campground is closed for the rest of October, for waterline repairs. Lovewell Marina is closed for the season.

As of 11-22-22, Lovewell Reservoir is currently 5.5 ft below conservation pool and slowly rising. Boat Ramps are iced in. 

2023 Kansas Park Permits and Campsite Reservations are coming soon! 

2023 Park Permits will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, December 13th 2022. Campsite reservations for the 2023 season will launch on Thursday December 15th at 12 noon CST through ReserveAmerica.com, campitks.com, 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 licenses and park permits 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 2022 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is now available to view and print!! Click the link below! 

A copy of the Lovewell State Park Annual Report is available for 2021, 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 2022 are tentatively scheduled as follows, all dates are TENTATIVE:

Let's Camp America, Free Park Entrance    May 7

Free Fishing Weekend  June 4 and 5

Kids Fishing Clinic  June 12   CANCELLED

Whatever Floats Your Boat  June 19  CANCELLED

Campground Christmas August 13

Lovewell Fireworks Display  Sept 3  Cedar Point Boat Ramp at dusk

Free State Park Entrance Sept 11

3D Archery Tournament Sept 11

#OPTOUTSIDE  Free Park Entrance  Nov 25

All special event dates are subject to change.