Milford State Park

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Location/Address:

3612 State Park Rd.
Milford, KS 66514
County/Counties: Geary
GPS: N39 06.241' W96 53.682'

Contact Information

Park Office – (785) 238-3014

Description:

Located near Junction City on the shores of the state's largest lake, 16,000-acre Milford Reservoir, Milford State Park is a favorite getaway for outdoors loving visitors. Park facilities include modern campgrounds, shower buildings, toilets, swimming beaches, boat ramps, picnic shelters, a full-service marina, and a multi-purpose trails system. The park also houses a large yacht club.

Nearby Milford Nature Center and Milford Fish Hatchery offer a variety of interpretive exhibits and displays.

The park comprises 7 campgrounds with 141 electric and water hook-ups. Fifty-one of these sites include sewer hook-ups. 108 primitive campsites are available throughout the park. Cabin rentals are also available.

Firewood is available and on sale by Milford Friends Group members. Shower buildings are available at Woodland Hills, Cedar Point, Walnut Grove, and Prairie View Campgrounds.

The state park is a popular destination for anglers eager to experience the excellent fishing available in Milford Reservoir. Walleye concentrate along the face of the dam in early April to spawn, then move to the flats at Farnum Creek and mud points near School Creek. Nearly all of the brushy and rocky coves contain crappie and largemouth bass, but coves in the Rolling Hills and Curtis Creek areas are traditional hot spots for crappie. White bass and catfish are plentiful in a variety of locations, and smallmouth bass frequent the face of the dam, as well as rocky points in the lower half of the lake.

Many game species are present on the 18,800-acre Milford Wildlife Area, and a permanent 1,100-acre wildlife refuge has been established on the northern end of the reservoir for waterfowl management.