Barber State Fishing Lake


Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
GPS: 37.29747206 -98.58623955

Contact Information

Manager: Todd Gatton
Phone: (620) 895-6446


Land was purchased in 1954 for the lake, and construction was completed in 1955. The area consists of 113 acres of land and 77 acres of water. The water area comprises an upper lake of 26 acres and a lower lake of 51 acres. The upper lake was developed in 1967 by construction of a dike across the shallow upper portion of the 77 acre lake.


Barber State Fishing Lake is located in Northeast Barber County at the north edge of the City of Medicine Lodge. Camping, picnicking, and fishing are allowed throughout the area. Two boat ramps are available for boat launching, and boats are to be used for fishing only. Barber State Fishing Lake contains good populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, walley, crappie, bluegill, and carp. Channel catfish are stocked yearly to maintain these populations. Anglers should consult information signs or current regulations to obtain up-to-date length and creel limits. The northern 80 acres of the area are open to public hunting. Species available include deer, turkey, quail, dove, waterfowl, and cottontail rabbit. A large furbearer population can also be found on the area.