Lovewell State Park
LOVEWELL STATE PARK NEWS, NOTES AND HAPPENINGS!! Updated weekly.
Lovewell State Park Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Holiday Office Hours: Closed Dec 24-26, and Closed Dec 31-Jan 4. Office will open Jan 5 at 8 am for Long Term Campsite Lottery and Special Event (shelter) reservations. After office hours, please utilize the self pay station for daily vehicle and campsite permits. After Hours location for hunting/fishing license and park permit purchases: Webb's Bait & Tackle (1/2 north, 4 west, 9 south, 4 west of office). Or purchase your hunting or fishing license here online.
On Sale Date for 2015 park permits and hunt/fish licenses is Monday December 15th. Campsite reservations for 2015 will begin on Friday December 19th at 12 noon.
Lovewell Reservoir is currently 2.5 ft below conservation pool. Both the Marina and Cedar Point Boat Ramps will be questionable day-to-day, due to ice conditions. Please call for current conditions. Cottonwood, Cedar Point and NORTH Willow Utility Campgrounds, Cottonwood, Willow, and Southwinds Restroom/Shower Buildings, and Walleye Point RV Dump Station are all closed for the season. Walleye Point Utility Campground & Restroom/Shower Facility, and SOUTH Willow Utility Campground are all open for late season camping. Water is available at the RoseHill RV Dump Station, Maintenance Bldg hydrant, and the community hydrant in the center of Walleye Point Utility Campground. Lovewell Marina & Grill is closed for the season.
The 2014 Lovewell Spring Newsletter is available to view and print. Click on the link below!!
Camping Cabin reservations are available up to 364 days in advance. 2015 campsite reservations for the Walleye Point, Cottonwood, and North Willow Utility Campgrounds will be available at www.reserveamerica.com, or by calling the office during business hours, beginning December 19th at 12 noon. 2015 Annual Vehicle, Annual Camp and 14 Day Camp permits go on sale on December 15th. Remember, Kansas residents can purchase their Annual Park Passport at a reduced rate with vehicle registration at the courthouse!
For the latest Lovewell Reservoir fishing report!
Pioneer Camping Cabin is designated as a "PET FRIENDLY" cabin. Customers who wish to bring their pets for their stay at the Pioneer Camping Cabin will need to choose the "Pet Friendly" option on the online reservation page (or request it during a telephone reservation), and pay an add'l fee of $50.00. All other cabins remain as "No Pets Allowed". Pets must be kept outside in a kennel or on a secured chain or leash.
Special event dates for 2014 were:
- Free Park Entrance and Open House March 29
- Free Fishing Weekend June 7 & 8
- Kids Fishing Clinic June 8
- Sand Castle Contest July 20
- Lovewell Fun Day August 2
- Campground Christmas August 16/17
- Tailgating Saturday Sept 6
- Free State Park Entrance Sept 7
- 3D Archery Tournament Sept 7
- Chili Cookoff Sept 7
All special event dates are subject to change. Special Event dates for 2015 will be posted Feb 2015.