El Dorado State Park

El Dorado State Park
El Dorado Lake KS.jpg
El Dorado Reservoir - aerial view looking north
Map showing the location of El Dorado State Park
Map showing the location of El Dorado State Park
Location of El Dorado State Park in Kansas
LocationButler, Kansas, United States
Coordinates37°51′40″N 96°46′19″W / 37.86111°N 96.77194°W / 37.86111; -96.77194Coordinates: 37°51′40″N 96°46′19″W / 37.86111°N 96.77194°W / 37.86111; -96.77194
Area4,500 acres (18 km2)
Elevation1,352 ft (412 m)[1]
Established1981 (Reservoir)
Governing bodyKansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

El Dorado State Park is a state park in Butler County, Kansas, United States, located just north of El Dorado.

The largest of Kansas' state parks, El Dorado is nestled in the scenic Flint Hills and sprawls across 4,000 acres (16 km²) along the eastern and western shores of El Dorado Reservoir. Crappie and largemouth bass fishing are good in standing timber and around fish attractors. Walleye fishing is good along the face of the dam and on the old railroad bed. Channel catfish is good lakewide, as well as in the river below the outlet. Flathead fishing is good in a variety of areas, especially Old Bluestem Lake.

Regarded as one of the state's most handicapped accessible parks, El Dorado contains 1,100 campsites which offer visitors a range of choices. Other facilities include two swimming beaches, 10 group shelters, and a 24-site group campground. A large amphitheater accommodates a variety of concerts and festivals. Trail users will find a variety of attractions, including a designated horse campground.

See also


  1. ^ "El Dorado State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2012-11-26.

External links

  • "El Dorado State Park". Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
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