Pomona State Park

Location/Address:

22900 S. Highway 368
Vassar, KS 66543
GPS: N38 39.580 W95 36.012

Contact Information

Park Office – (785) 828-4933

Regional Office – (785) 273-6740

History:

Pomona State Park came into existence by a lease agreement through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upon completion of construction of the dam in 1963. Pomona Lake controls watershed runoff from over a 322 square mile area. Controlled releases are made into 110-Mile Creek, which flows into the Marais des Cygnes, Osage and Missouri Rivers. This lake is operated in conjunction with other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, which Congress authorized to be build for flood control in the Missouri and Mississippi River basins.

Description:

Located 30 miles south of Topeka on the south shore of Pomona Reservoir, about 1 mile north of K-268 on K-368, north of E. 229

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This 490-acre park on the shore of 4,000-acre Pomona Reservoir features scenic beauty as well as an abundance of wildlife. Well-known by northeast Kansas residents for shady campsites and a great family atmosphere, Pomona State Park is in a transition zone from prairie to eastern woodlands and also offers great wildlife viewing. The park is nestled in an area with historical connections to the Santa Fe Trail, as well as easy access to several metropolitan areas.

The lake is popular with water skiers and anglers. Visitors can expect good crappie, catfish, white bass, and wiper fishing.