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TROUT STOCKING UPDATE: LATEST STOCKING OCCURED ON THE MORNING OF 11/23/2021

Updated 11/23/2021

All campsites are now available on a "first-come, first-serve" basis ONLY. This will be in effect from Nov. 1 - March 31. 

You may begin making reservations for the 2022 camping season starting on December 16 at 12:00 p.m. online or by calling the office.

The West Vault Toilet near Sagebrush Campground has been closed for the season. All other bathroom/shower facilities in the park are OPEN.

Office hours may fluctuate due to staffing availability. 

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: 11/23/2021

TROUT UPDATE 11/23/2021: The second round of trout were stocked on the morning of 11/23/2021. A valid KS trout permit is required for ALL trout anglers, and a valid Kansas fishing license is required for any angler age 16-74. 

CAMPING UPDATE 11/23/2021: Starting on Nov 1 through March 31, all campsites in the Lakeview Campground will be available for PRIMITIVE CAMPING ONLY and on a "first-come, first-serve basis."

This decision was made to allow greater fishing access to our trout anglers as well as budgetary reasons to better serve our park goers as a whole. Anglers can now drive directly up to the shoreline in the lakeview campsites and park along the road for easy fishing access. Please be courteous and leave enough space for other vehicles to get through the area. For more information about trout fishing at Meade State Park, check out the "Special Regulations" tab near the left side of your screen. For up to date stocking information, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark. 

Utilities remain on at 32 campsites in Sagebrush, Cottonwood, and Cedar campgrounds. These campsites are also available on a "first-come, first serve" basis and may be purchased through the park office or through the self-pay stations (cash/check only.) 

Reservations for the 2021 camping season will open at 12:00 p.m. on December 16. 

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

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Park Office: 620-873-2572

Regional Office: (785) 628-8614

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


Special Regulations

Water and electrical will be shut off to the Lakeview Campground starting on Nov. 1 through March 31. These campsites will still be available for PRIMITIVE CAMPING ONLY on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. This decision was made in order to provide better fishing access during trout season and for budgetary reasons to benefit the park as a whole. You may call the office if you have any questions regarding the Lakeview Campground. 

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.