This state park in Ogallah is has two separate areas to enjoy which combined equal 1,100 acres plus the fabulous Cedar Bluffw Wildlife area. The Reservoir was completed in 1951 as a method of providing flood control for the area. Since the reservoir is surrounded by public lands it offers a fantastic opportunity for people to come and enjoy the different outdoor recreational opportunities.
Cedar Bluff State Park has two sections along the Reservoir, the Bluffton Area on the north shore and the Page Creek Area on the south. The Bluffton Area has nearly 350 acres and is the more developed than Page Creek. Page Creek is larger with 500 acres but lacks some of the amenities that are available at Bluffton.
If you are looking for a place to camp then you may want to check out Cedar Bluff State Park. The campground is wonderful, surrounded by beautiful scenery along with things like fishing, boating and just relaxing, so whether you’re an outdoorsman, a stockbroker or an online casino pro, you can kick back and soak up the atmosphere for a while . Temperatures in the area range from 90 during the day to 60 at night during the summer months. In the winter it’s usually in the 30′s during the day and 10 at night so probably not a time you want to camp out.
The park is known for fishing for wipers, white bass, and catfish, and rainbow trout that are stocked in the spring in the basin below the dam. There are 5 boating ramps, swimming, hunting, volleyball, basketball, hiking, a BMX track, and both 121 camp sites with utilities and primitive camping. Cabins are available for rent on the north side of the reservoir. There are both primitive and modern cabins for rent. Five of them offer a variety of styles and amenities. It is a great place to make a base camp for hunters and fisherman alike. The area is good for hunting whitetail deer, pheasant, turkey, dove, Canada geese and duck was well as watching the eagles in the winter.l
There are 150 foot tall, cedar covered limestone bluffs which provide you with a scenic opportunity for photos and to just sit back and admire. Hike up and enjoy the fresh air, the wonderful smells and the exercise you will get in the wonderland of nature.
Threshing Machine Canyon is near the park. This is the site of a Native American attack, in 1850, on a wagon train bearing a threshing machine. It is actually located in the wildlife area.
Pets are allowed at the park, accessible parking is available. There is a covered, handicap accessible fishing dock at the park.
There is admission charged for the park.
The park is located in Trego County. It is 21 miles southeast of WaKeeney and 23 miles southwest of Ellis.
Cedar Bluffs State Park
south of Ogallah, Kansas
(785)726-3212 (785) 628-8614