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These are the tentative dates for opening of facilities:

Bluestem~ The week of April 6 we will begin to turn on all of the buildings and area water.  If all goes as planned we will have everything on by the end of the week.  
Shady Creek~ All Utilities are on!
Walnut River~ All area water is on!  Bathroom/shower Buildings in WR # 1, #2, #3, and at the Cabin are all on!   
Boulder Bluff~ Planning to have it turned on either the week of March 30 or April 6
Bemis Creek ~ All area water is on!
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State Park Office Hours

The El Dorado State Park Office is open, 8:00 am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.  Boat registrations close 30 minutes prior to the closing time each day. Park permits are always available at the self pay stations near the entrances to the Parks.  

Facility Update

Bluestem Point - All off and winterized.

All bathrooms except boat ramp pits are closed down. 

Boulder Bluff -  All off and winterized. 

Shady Creek -  All off and winterized. 

Walnut River - Area 1(Big Oak) & 3(Eagle Pass) all utilities are still on, and the Shower Building in Area 1 is also still Open! The rest of Walnut River is CLOSED for the winter.       

Lake Level

(To get the most up to date Lake information, go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' web page, which is located at http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/ELDR.lakepage.html.)
  • Pool elevation is 1336.87 feet on Monday 05Jan15 Time: 1400 hours.
  • At this elevation the total amount of water stored in El Dorado Lake is 142567 acre-feet.
  • Reservoir release is 5 cubic feet per second on Monday 05Jan15 Time: 1400 hours.
Where to Purchase your Permits and Licenses -

2014 Park permits and licenses are available at all KDWPT Park Offices throughout the state. Permits at El Dorado State Park are also available to purchase from Camp Hosts, Gate Hosts, and all self pay stations. 2015 Licenses will be available to purchase at the Park Office, Shady Creek Gate, and Walnut River Gate starting December 15!

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Long Term Camping  Facilities

Long term camping is available in the Eagle Pass Campground (Walnut River Campground Area #3) . Please see the camp host or the Park Office to make long term camping arrangements. Long Term Camping (30 day) monthly rate = $434.50, which includes water, electric & sewer. (User must also possess an Annual Camp permit).


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