Geary State Fishing Lake

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View of lake from East bluff.


Junction City, KS
GPS: N38 53.653 W96 51.240

Contact Information

Manager: Kristin Kloft

Phone:(785) 461-5402

Bio Tech: Derek Moon


The lake was initially constructed and stocked in 1959. The lake was rehabilitated in 1987.


Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area is 10 miles south of Junction City. The 99-acre lake is surrounded by 180 acres of public hunting land which harbors good numbers of quail, pheasant, doves, squirrels, rabbits, white-tailed deer, beaver, muskrats, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats and numerous nongame birds and animals. The lake also serves as a stopover area for migrating waterfowl in the fall and spring. Several food plots are maintained each year to provide winter food for birds and other wildlife. The lake is an excellent clear lake. The lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, walleye, saugeye, channel catfish, flathead catfish, bluegill and crappie. The lake and public hunting area are open year round. Picnic tables, fireplace grills and camping areas are available for public use.



Special Regulations:
  • Off Road Vehicle and Horse use is prohibited.
  • Trotlines and setlines are not allowed on state fishing lakes.
  • Motor boats may be used only for fishing and hunting purposes on state fishing lakes.
  • There is a safety zone area posted above the campground area along the bluff where no hunting is allowed.

Special Features: Special provisions are available for handicapped persons. Please call the Milford Wildlife Area at (785) 461-5402 for more information.