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Updated 09/16/2022

!! TOTAL BURN BAN !! Meade County and Meade State Park have been placed in a total burn ban until further notice. No ground fires, fire pits (including propane fire pits) or open flames of any kind are allowed. Failure to comply with the burn ban will result in a notice to appear in district court. 

Personal charcoal grills, propane grills or wood pellet grills are allowed. Individuals can also use the provided upright grills with charcoal ONLY! 

!! NO UTILITY SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEKEND OF 10/07/2022 - 10/09/2022 !!

The park is hosting it's annual Halloween in the Park event on Saturday, 10/08. Last year we had over 450 participants come through the Cottonwood, Lakeview, Boy Scout and Cedar campgrounds. If you are planning to pass through this area on these dates, please note that walk-in sites will NOT be available on the Northeast side of the lake. The only availability will be primitive (no water or electric) campsites and the office will be closed so staff can work the event. Please plan ahead if you are planning on visiting Meade State Park.

Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark  for the most updated office hour information. Any recent office closures will be listed near the top of the park's news feed. 

WEST CAMPING AREA

Located 8 miles south and 5 miles west of the city of Meade on K-23

Meade State Park was originally carved out of the Turkey Track Ranch in 1927. The park rests in the high plains of southwest Kansas, just west of the Red Hills. Meade Lake has 80 acres of water and 440 surrounding acres of campsites and wildlife area. Fishing is allowed in the lake year-round with motorized boating restricted to fishing only and no wake speed. Bluegill, Channel Cat & Flathead Catfish, Trout, Saugeye, Crappie and Largemouth Bass are plentiful and provide excellent opportunities for the angler.

For nature lovers who like to identify various different trees, grasses, flowers and birds, a nature trail offers birding, biking, and hiking opportunities.

The 360-acre wildlife area offers good opportunities for dove and quail hunters. Deer, turkey, rabbit, and some waterfowl also inhabit the area and offer hunters an occasional mixed bag.

The Meade Fish Hatchery is located west of Meade Lake. Tours are available by appointment by calling 620-873-2701. The best times to see fish are April through June. Visit the hatchery website for more information. 

Phone:
Address:
13051 V Road
Meade,KS    67864
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Park Office: 620-873-2572

Regional Office: (785) 628-8614

8 miles South, 5 miles West of Meade on Highway 23.

Park News - Updated: 04/13/2022
General Information
Phone:
Address:
13051 V Road
 
Meade, KS    67864
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Meade SP (PDF 225.82 kB)

Park Office: 620-873-2572

Regional Office: (785) 628-8614

8 miles South, 5 miles West of Meade on Highway 23.


Special Regulations

Starting Nov. 1 through April 15, a valid trout permit and a Kansas state fishing license is required for ANY angler (INCLUDING YOUTH) who are pursuing or possessing trout. Trout permits for adults and youth may be purchased online at KSHuntFishCamp.com or through the park office. The daily creel limit is 5 trout/day. A trout permit is NOT required for any angler who is NOT fishing for trout and does not plan to possess any trout. A valid Kansas state fishing license is required to fish at Meade SFL for any Kansas resident angler between 16 and 74 years of age and ALL nonresident anglers aged 16 and above. UPDATES ON TROUT STOCKING WILL BE POSTED ON THE PARK'S FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark 

Here is a complete list of Public Land Regulations or you can download the regulation summary.

History

Meade State Park was originally carved out of the Turkey Track Ranch in 1927. Meade State park rests in the High Plains of southwest Kansas, just west of the Red Hills, 8 miles south and 5 miles west of Meade on Highway 23. The state park and wildlife area comprise 803 acres of land and water.

Meade Areas

West
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 20
  • Water, Electric: 8
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East
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: Yes
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 9
  • Water, Electric: 8
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Campground


Meade Trails
SOUTH HIKING TRAIL
  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 10.240 W100 26.331

NORTH HIKING TRAIL
  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 10.219 W100 26.381
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    For nature lovers who like to identify various different trees, grasses, flowers and birds, a nature trail has been marked at the northwest corner of the lake.


Meade Calendar

Email Meade State Park

This form allows you to email Lake Meade State Park with any questions you might have about the State Park and its facilities. This includes season openings and closings, campsite reservations, special events, etc.