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Overview

Neosho Park is located in the Council Grove Lake area within the Flint Hills region of Kansas. It is one of several parks surrounding Council Grove Lake and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the park provides facilities for both day use and overnight camping.

Camping Information

Campsites:

  • Neosho Park offers a range of camping options from primitive sites to ones with more amenities.
  • Sites vary to accommodate tents and RVs, with some offering electric hookups and water access.
  • Campsites can often be reserved in advance, but some sites may be available on a walk-up basis.

Amenities:

  • Campground amenities typically include restrooms, showers, drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings, and dump stations.
  • Some sites may have additional features like playgrounds, swim beaches, and boat ramps.

Fees:

  • Camping fees vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided.
  • Visitors should check the current fee schedule and any applicable discounts for seniors or holders of specific passes like the America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Reservations:

  • Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by calling the reservation hotline.
  • It is advisable to book in advance, especially during peak seasons and weekends when availability can be limited.

Recreational Activities

  • Boating: Council Grove Lake is popular for boating, and the park provides boat launch facilities.
  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing in the lake, with species such as bass, crappie, catfish, and walleye.
  • Hiking: The surrounding area offers numerous trails for hiking and wildlife viewing.
  • Swimming: Some parks near Council Grove Lake have designated swimming areas.
  • Picnicking: Visitors can take advantage of the picnic areas for day use.

Regulations and Safety

Wildlife:

  • Council Grove Lake is a natural area, and visitors may encounter wildlife. It's important always to observe from a distance and not to feed animals.

Fires:

  • Campfires are generally allowed in designated fire rings, but check for any fire restrictions or burn bans in effect during your visit.

Weather:

  • The area can experience a range of weather conditions, and it's wise to be prepared for sudden changes, especially if hiking or boating.

Contact Information and Directions

  • Address: Council Grove Lake is located near the city of Council Grove, Kansas. Neosho Park is one of the multiple recreational areas around the lake, and specific directions can be obtained through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or local tourism websites.
  • Phone: There is usually a contact number provided for the park administration or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office for Council Grove Lake.
  • Website: The most up-to-date information can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website or by searching Council Grove Lake on Recreation.gov.

Visitors are encouraged to review the latest information prior to visiting, as details about park operations and regulations can change and may be affected by factors such as weather conditions and park maintenance schedules.

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