Can you swim in Elk City Lake?

Elk City Lake offers three attractive park areas with picnicking and camping sites, both with and without electricity. The parks also include swimming areas, boat launching ramps, water hydrants, sanitary facilities, showers, fireplaces, playgrounds, and group shelters.

When was Elk City Reservoir built?

This land was on the shores of Elk City Lake, built by the USACE and completed in 1966.

How many acres is Elk City Lake?

4,500 acres
The dam that forms the lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It has approximately 4,500 acres (18 km2) of water, and 12,000 acres (49 km2) of wildlife, and a total of over 50 miles (80 km) of shoreline….

Elk City Lake
Surface area 4,500 acres (1,800 ha)
Settlements Elk City, Independence

What county is Elk City Lake Ks in?

Montgomery County
Elk City State Park is located in Montgomery County, approximately 5 miles northwest of Independence, Kansas.

What county is Big Hill Lake in?

Labette County, Kansas
Big Hill Lake is a body of water in Labette County, Kansas, United States. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of Cherryvale and 9.5 miles (15.3 km) southwest of Parsons….

Big Hill Lake
KDOT map of Labette County (legend)
Location Labette County, Kansas
Coordinates 37°17′31″N 95°27′31″W
Type Reservoir

What is Independence KS famous for?

Each year during the festival a lifetime achievement award is bestowed on a nationally recognized American playwright. The State of Kansas designated the childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Ingalls family near Independence as a historic site; it is open to visitors.

What’s the crime rate in Independence Kansas?

With a crime rate of 62 per one thousand residents, Independence has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 16.

What kind of fish are in Big Hill Lake?

Principal species of sport fish include largemouth bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, walleye and smallmouth bass. With Big Hill being one of the clearest lakes in Kansas, our alcohol-free sand-covered beach has become a popular spot for cooling off from the summer heat.