Kingman State Fishing Lake

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8685 W. Hwy 54
Cunningham, KS
GPS: N37 39.00 W98 15.17

Contact Information

Manager: Troy Smith,
Phone: (620) 532-3242


The 144 acre Kingman State Fishing Lake is located seven miles west of Kingman, along the South Fork of the Ninnescah River.



Kingman State Fishing Lake offers excellent fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, northern pike, and channel catfish. Special length limits and creel limits are posted at the lake entrance. The area also has numerous ponds that hold fish. These are indicated on the area map and can provide excellent fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill. Take a kid to one of the ponds and you're guaranteed a good day. Picnic tables, firerings, toilets, and a group shelter are available for visitors. Two boat launching facilities are located on the east side of the lake.

ANS ALERT! White perch have been found in the lake. Fishermen need to know that possession of live white perch is prohibited. Dead white perch may be possessed or used as bait on the waters where they were taken.

ANS ALERT! Zebra mussels have been found in Cheney, Marion, and El Dorado reservoirs. If you have visited these reservoirs, be sure you have cleaned or dried your boat and other equipment as indicated on signs posted at both boat ramps before launching at Kingman State Fishing Lake. Do not transport bait or bait water from those reservoirs to Kingman.

Special Regulations:
  • Motorized boating is restricted to fishing only and a "no-wake" policy is enforced.
  • The possession and consumption of alcohol and cereal malt beverages is prohibited on the area.

Special Features: A waterfowl refuge is maintained on the eastern two-thirds of the lake, including the campground area. The campground is all primitive with no hardened sites or hookups. The lake and surrounding wildlife area are ranked in the top 13 areas for wildlife viewing in Kansas