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Pomona

Sunset at Pomona State Park
POMONA STATE PARK

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Pomona State Park is located at 22900 S. Hwy. 368 - Vassar, Ks.  Pomona State Park is located on the south shore of the 4000 acre Pomona Reservoir in Osage County, Pomona State Park is operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The park is know for its rural atmosphere and shady campsites.  The 490 acre park is developed for a wide range of outdoor pursuits. 
Recreation opportunities at the state park include camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, and other activities. 
A pleasing mixture of plant life is found in prairie grassland, woodland, and lake-side environments, where enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of wildlife.  The park is open year-round.
REMEMBER POMONA STATE PARK IS OPEN YEAR ROUND FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.
COVID-19 UPDATE:
POMONA STATE PARK WILL REMAIN OPEN TO PROVIDE RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR VISITORS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. 
OUR PARK OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS, BUT YOU MAY CALL 785-828-4933 AND STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIT YOU BY PHONE.

Update on Camping Facilities:

Burning Heart - OPEN YEAR ROUND - Electric, Water & Sewer

Waucondah - Sites 201,202,203 & 204 - 50 AMP Service Electric & Water   (All other sites electric only)

Kansa - Sites 275,277,279,280,282,284,285,287 - Electric. Water & Sewer (All other sites electric only)

Big Bear - All sites - Electric only

Osage - CLOSED - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Four Winds - All sites - Electric only

Cedar Wind - All sites - Electric only

All primitive sites - Open

Southwind Shelter House - OPEN YEAR ROUND

Laundry Facility - OPEN YEAR ROUND

Cabins - OPEN YEAR ROUND

                            

under construction sign

Osage Campground & Waucondah Shower Building....watch for updates.

   
Remember - when you occupy the site the fees must be paid in full for your camping stay.  Pay fees at the park office or the front entrance booth.   If facilities are closed, please use self pay station and check in at the office when they open.
Buck Brush Trail Bridge

Buck Brush Trail Bridge

We have three trails located throughout the park. Rising Sun Trail is located on the east side of the park in the Ah Ke Ta picnic area. It is the park’s shortest trail. Buckbrush Trail is located next to the Burning Heart Campground. Hedge-Wood Trail is located at the park entrance. The Hedge-Wood Trail has been designated as a “HealthyKansasTrail” to promote outdoor activity and allow visitors to gauge their fitness level. This is the park’s longest trail and is ADA accessible. Total length of trails is over three miles of hiking..

Marina:

The marina is under new ownership - please watch for further details from Pomona Lake Marina.

Shelter House:

Southwind Shelter House is open year-round. If you are planning a business meeting or family gathering the Southwind Shelter House can be reserved please call the office for details. Southwind Shelter House is a group facility equipped with restrooms, a full kitchen, and a large multi-purpose room with tables and chairs to accommodate up to 128 people. It has a large covered back-porch area with picnic tables and outdoor grills for barbecues. The shelter can be reserved for $100/day. Please call the park office at 785-828-4933 to book your reservation today.

 
 
Coyote
Wildlife Viewing:
Park Wildlife - Racoons

Pomona State Park is a great place to visit if you are a birdwatcher. There are lots of songbirds with about 40 bluebird boxes in the park.

Deer 3

Some common animals you might see include white tailed deer, bobcats, coyotes, turkeys, raccoons, beavers, squirrels, foxes and rabbits. Bald eagles visit the lake in the winter and are often seen perching in shoreline trees or soaring above the lake.

Cardinal

Throughout migrations you can expect to see snow and Canada geese, buffleheads, goldeneyes, mergansers, mallards, teal, wigeons, pintails, and pelicans.

 
Friends of Pomona State Park
Friends Hwy. Cleanup

The Friends of Pomona State Park is an active group of individuals that provide activities and events throughout the summer, with any donations and proceeds going to playground equipment additions in the park. Some of the events held in 2018 were: They held their Annual Biscuit & Gravy Feed, Sponsor of Litter Control on Highway 368, Kids Fishing Derby, Fireworks on 4th of July, Craft Festival, live bands along with a horseshoe tournament, to name a few. Contact the park office if you wish to become a member or contribute a donation towards improvement in the park.

 The Friends of Pomona State Park held an Annual Kid's Fishing Derby on June 02nd. There were aproximately 70 kids in attendance. Several fish were caught and prizes were awarded.

Kids Fishing Derby

Kids fishing derby. First weekend of June.

 

If you are not already a member of Friends of Pomona State Park - Call the office today for more information!

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Friends Fishing Derby 2010

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