Park News


Sunset at Pomona State Park


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. 

All Primitive and Utility Campsites are open for the 2021 Camping Season.

The Shower Buildings in Waucondah and Kansa Campgrounds are OPEN.

The Osage Shower Building is Closed at this time, but will be open soon.

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.  SELP PAY CAN ONLY BE USED FOR ONE NIGHT CAMPING.  YOU MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE AND PAY FEES.
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..


The marina is under new ownership - POMONA LAKE MARINA - PHONE NUMBER IS 785-828-3460

Check out their new store - They have rentals available for the summer.

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.

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.


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 playgrounds and other areas in the park.  Some of their activities are:  Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Annual Memorial Day Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast, RETRO Weekend and Car Show, Movies in the Park, Fall Arts &  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.


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!

Friends Fishing Derby 2010

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