Neosho State Fishing Lake


Saint Paul, KS 66771
GPS: N37 25 20.240 W95 11 48.564

Contact Information

Manager: Monte Manbeck
Phone: (620)-449-2539

From Parsons travel north on Highway 59 to 40th rd. Turn east and travel 4 miles.


Neosho State Fishing Lake was the first state lake constructed with monies of the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission, now known as the Department of Wildlife and Parks.


Since completion in 1927, this 92-acre impoundment has been managed primarily for the recreational angler. The lake has been well developed over the years and has become an attraction for the vacationing or weekend camper/angler. The lake is well noted for its panfish and channel catfish fisheries, and receives heavy fishing pressure for a lake its size.

Recreational activities at Neosho State Lake have evolved primarily around fishing, camping and wildlife observations. The lake has three sites designated for primitive camping, 18 fishing piers, one cement ramp, three walking trails, two vault toilets, one shelter house, and three automatic fish feeders.

Special Regulations:

An 18-inch limit on largemouth bass was implemented to insure quality size fish are present to improve angling success and increase predation on numerous crappie and bluegill.

A 15" length limit and a five fish creel limit have also been implemented for channel catfish. These limits help to create a higher quality fishing experience and allow a greater opportunity for all anglers.