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Pomona

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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.

The staff at Pomona State Park would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

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Office Hours for the Christmas Holiday are:

The office will closed from December 23, 2019 until January 2, 2020.

Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.

                            

CAMPGROUND UPDATES:     

OSAGE CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED FOR UPGRADES.   

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. 
THE WATER HAS BEEN TURNED OFF AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPGROUNDS:

BIG BEAR

CEDAR WIND

WAUCONDAH (  Sites 201, 202, 203, and 204 remain open with water & electric service)

KANSAS ( Sites 275,277,279,280,282,284,285,and 287 remain open with electric, water and sewer service)

BURNING HEART IS OPEN WITH ELECTRIC, WATER AND SEWER SERVICE

 
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:

Lighthouse Bay Marina is located near the Kansa Campground. They are a full service marina and offer you beverages, snacks, ice and fishing supplies. If you like to fish, Pomona Lake is known to be a great wiper and catfish lake. Fishermen have had great successes in recent years at Pomona Lake. State record flathead catfish and wiper were taken from Pomona waters in recent years. The marina is always a good place to begin your fishing trip.

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.

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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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