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Recent Updates

This is a list of the last 75 updates to the website.

10/25/14 - Milford Wildlife Area Youth Duck Hunt
Youth Duck Hunt
(Milford Wildlife Area)

10/23/14 - 10/25/14: Montgomery Co. - Caney
Hunter Ed Course
(Caney Valley Rec Commission)

Campground #3
Camping is Available
ADA Facilities are Available

Campground #1
Camping is Available
ADA Facilities are Available

Trail Mileage Map #4

Beach to the West end of the State Park.   Traveling near the West Boat Ramps, back across the main state park road (1415 road) to the Bike Skills Course and up to the end of the trail about another mile. 

There is access to Campground #3 in several places on this portion of the trail that will take you near Sites B265, B191, B166, B144, B98 & B21. 

Trail Milage Map #3

Lands End (cabin area) back West to the State Park Beach.  You'll pass entrances for Campground #1.  If you're on the Blue Trail you'll see Red Stairways that lead up to the Campground with Water & Restroom availability. 

  • The First Set will take you near Site A32 / Shelter #4. 
  • The Second Set will be near the Camp Host of that Campground.
  • The Third Set will take you near Site A1.   A frost free hydrant is just North of that site.

Trail Milage Map #2

Trails from the Clinton Marina to Lands End (that would be the area closest to the cabins.)

You must have a vehicle permit if you park in the State Park Area.    $5.00/day or $25.00/yearly permit.

Trail Milage Map #1

East trail head at start of the North Shore Trails in the Overlook Area to the Clinton Marina. 

You may park FREE in this area until 10 pm.  

Try out our Hiking/Biking Trails

The North Shore Trails run along the north shore of the lake, from the Overlook Park (Corp of Engineer's daily use area.) through the Clinton State Park.  The trails in this 23 mile system are single track, dirt hiking and biking trails with mile markers.  Each trail is blazed with Blue, White or Red (Shoreline) and connector trails are blazed with two colors corresponding to the trails being connected.   The North Shore Trails pass through an oak and hickory forest as it follows the lake shore. 

  • The Blue trail is 7.9 miles and runs closer to the shoreline or easier access to shore.  It's a easier maneuverable trail.  
  • The White Trail is 12.8 miles and is mostly used for the mountain biker with more inclines and small obstacles to maneuver around.
  • The Red Trail is 1.2 miles for the very advanced mountain biker.   Just enough room for your bike tire and little else in many areas of this stretch of trail. 

Dove Fields - Clinton Lake Wildlife Area

Public Hunting for Dove here at Clinton Lake in the Wildlife Area.

Shelter #6

Shelter #6 - $30.00

Located in the South end of Camp Ground #3.  Has electricity & little shade, but right next to a playground area with utility sites near.  Across the street is a Shower House. There is a camp fire ring on the South Side of the shelter.

Here at the State Park we have 6 Shelters for reservation. 

Our state park sites atop an 80ft bluff so our shelters are not near the water. 

(Call Sherri @ 785/842-8562 – or email: sherri.withers@ksoutdoors.com)
(Shelter 1 & 2 in Picnic Area, Shelter 3 & 4 in Campground #1 and Shelter 5 & 6 in Campground #3.)

The Special Event fee will be $30.00 for EVEN numbered Shelter's (they have electricity) and $25.00 for ODD numbered Shelters.  All shelters are located across the street from a Shower House with flush toilets and have shaded areas with open field for any activities that you have planed.

Please contact Sherri at the Park Office for a Special Event Form to complete & return to our office as soon as possible to ensure your reservation.  Once the permit is approved, payment may be taken over the phone or in person.  I will email/fax back a confirmation of your reserved area, as soon as I receive your completed form.      

(Alcohol is allowed, but NO KEGS!  Beverages in Cans apposed to Glass containers are preferred.)

Just FYI - each vehicle that enters the State Park must have a Vehicle Permit.

Daily vehicle permit - $5.00/per vehicle per day.  Each vehicle will be required to stop at the entrance gate vendor and pay the attendant at the booth or pay in the Park Office.   You may pre-purchase daily vehicle permits for your group.

Shelter #1

Here at the State Park we have 6 Shelters for reservation.  

Our state park sites atop an 80ft bluff so our shelters are not near the water. 

(Call Sherri @ 785/842-8562 – or email: sherri.withers@ksoutdoors.com)
(Shelter 1 & 2 in Picnic Area, Shelter 3 & 4 in Campground #1 and Shelter 5 & 6 in Campground #3.)

The Special Event fee will be $30.00 for EVEN numbered Shelter's (they have electricity) and $25.00 for ODD numbered Shelters.  All shelters are located across the street from a Shower House with flush toilets and have shaded areas with open field for any activities that you have planed.

Shelter #1 - $25.00

Located in the Picnic Area (East Side) Has a free standing grill and a swing set near it and is across the street from a flush toilet. Day Use ONLY!

List of Live Animals on display in the Park Office

Live / Office Animals

Come and visit our State Park Office to see a collection of common animals found in Kansas.

In our office we've got quite the collection of turtles, snakes and fish on display.  Whether you want to identify a snake or just want to know what to look out for, this is the perfect place to do it. Our office display started in 1998 with just a Copperhead and a Timber Rattlesnake. Now we currently have a total of 3 different types of snakes native to Kansas, 5 different types of turtles & native fish.

(The three venomous snakes that were in our office over the years have been donated to the Hay's University History Museum in December 2013.  If you're ever out that way check out the Timber Rattlesnake, Copperhead and Massasauga Rattlesnake.)

Contact us today for a FREE Show & Tell! Gather your group, be it Scouts, School, Church Group or you'd like to bring your whole family. We can schedule a "Show & Tell". Get a private tour and a hands on experience for all to enjoy! (Minimum of 10 per group.)

Snakes- Black Rat Snake, Prairie Kingsnake & our famous Coachwhip Snake (Slick).   You'll see his photo in many of our postings.   He goes to all of our Animal Show-n-Tell Nature Programs.   After we talk about identification and fun facts we give those who are interest the chance to touch or hold him and get their picture taken.  

Native Fish Aquarium has - Currently two catfish and gold fish.

99 Gallon Fish Aquarium it has - Snapping Turtle, Red Earred Slider, Painted Turtle & Musk Turtle (Also known as Stink Pot Turtle) along with fish. 

Spiny Soft Shell Turtle - We have a female soft shell turtle enclosure.  These secretive turtles are very interesting to observe. 

Displays - White Faced Hornets Nests, Deer Antlers, Quail, Zebra Mussels, several items found on old homestead foundations through out the park, Skins and Skulls of all kinds!

Clinton Marina Information

The Clinton Marina is located in the State Park. It's locally and independently owned. At the Marina you can grab breakfast, have one of their specialty wraps, pizza or build your own sub sandwich at the Submarina.   Located inside their store. 

It is generally open starting weekends from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Call the Marina for more information.

Call: 785-749-3222 or Email: clintonmarina1@aol.com

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday's - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED ON MONDAY'S! (execept Holiday's)

They offer: Slips to lease or rent, 24 Hour Security, Dry Storage available, Rentals of Fishing and Pontoon Boats.

Food: Snacks, Candy, Sandwiches, Assorted Drinks and Beer. Merchandise: Clothing, Boating Accessories, Ski Shop and Fishing Gear. Bait: Minnows, Worms and Nightcrawlers

Call: 785-749-3222 or Email: clintonmarina1@aol.com

Hiking Biking Trail Map from Park Office

North Shore Trail that starts at the Corp of Engineers Overlook Area and ends at the West end of our State Park.