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THE PARK IS OPEN TO ALL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The park office is now operating on off-season hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Staff may be limited at times. Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information involving office closures.

UPDATED OPERATIONS INFORMATION 11/4/2020: THE OFFICE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Water remains ON to all utility campsites. If temperatures are at or below freezing, please disconnect from the water hydrants when not in use to prevent freezing. The north bathroom near Lakeview, Cedar and Boyscout campgrounds also remains open. There is hot water in this bathroom. The bathroom connected to the park office also remains open.

Reservations have closed for the season. All campsites are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark  for the most up to date information. You may also call the park office during normal business hours at (620) 873-2572.

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, 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.

Meade State Park offers guests a Visitor Center that can host a wide variety of events. Information can be obtained at the park office. 

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:
Park News - Updated: 05/28/2020

Park News

THE PARK IS OPEN TO ALL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

We are closely monitoring the situation involving the COVID-19 virus.

All events from now through the end of June have been cancelled or postponed. We do not want to cancel events, but the health of our public must remain our top priority. The CDC and KDHE continue to encourage social distancing in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Holding events where families will come in close contact with one another presents a high risk of spreading the virus. 

Our events may be cancelled, but the park remains open to all outdoor recreational activities. We ask that visitors use common sense and practice social distancing as much as possible while enjoying our facilities. Maintain space between yourself and other park users and be aware of surfaces that are touched regularly (self-pay station, bathroom door handles) and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand santizer after touching them.

UPDATED OPERATIONS INFORMATION: OUR OFFICE IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please be patient and use social distancing while waiting for assistance. We ask that you limit the number of people in the office to one person when possible. 

Stay tuned to our Facebook page at facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for the most up to date information. You may also call the park office at (620) 873-2572.

Campfires are allowed when windy conditions are not present. If windy conditions are present, no ground fires will be allowed. Please check with the office or Park Rangers. Please help do your part and help keep the trash picked up.

The water level is currently two inches below conservation level.

For more information, contact the park office at (620) 873-2572. For emergencies, call 911 or the Meade County Sheriff's Office at (620) 873-8765

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

Park Office: 620-873-2572

Regional Office: (785) 628-8614

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


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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 WILL REMAIN TURNED ON TO ALL UTILITY CMAPGROUNDS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER! Please disconnect from the hydrants when temperatures are at or below freezing to prevent freezing.

Reservations have closed for the season. All campsites in the park are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis ONLY.

You can purchase hunting and fishing licenses online at www.KSHuntFishCamp.com or through the HuntFish KS app available on the app store and google play store. 

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.