Lane Wildlife Area


Dighton, KS
GPS: N38 34 25.47 W100 24 44.31

Contact Information

Manager: Brent Clark (620)276-8886


The 42 acre property was purchased by the state in 1965.


Lane Wildlife Area is a 42 acre property that is located 6 1/2 miles north and 3 miles east of Dighton. The original intent was to pump water into the lake from a well on the property. Man-made dikes were contracted to contain any water that was pumped. Unfortunately, the lake has never held sufficient depth do to evaporation and porous soils. Attempts were made to pump enough water to create a wetland, but this was abandoned on the basis of inefficiency. With the renewed interest in wetlands, it could be that future attempts will be made again. The well was recently checked and it is dry.


At present, the area is managed as a public hunting area. The area comprises native grass with two tree/shrub shelterbelt plantings. There are approximately five acres of trees and shrubs. The main species hunted on the area are pheasants, mourning doves, and cottontail rabbits. White-tailed deer and mule deer can also be occasionally found on the area.

Special Regulations:
  • Vehicles must stay on established roadways. Off-road driving is not allowed.
  • A no trash policy is in place on this property. Please help us keep the area clean by taking your trash home.
  • Refer to the information sign at the parking lot or written regulations to obtain current bag limits, hunting regulations, and public lands regulations.