Saline State Fishing Lake

Location/Address:

West Watkins and North Gerard Rd, Saline County
Salina, KS
County/Counties: Saline
GPS: 38.903159 -97.65751

Contact Information

Kanopolis Public Lands Office: (785)546-2279.

North from I-70 exit 249 to Watkins Rd, then east 1 mile to Gerard Rd, then north 1/2 mile to entrance.

A Google Earth Map and image is now available:

Saline SFL Google Earth Map (kmz file)

Saline SFL Google Image

History:

Originally a borrow pit for highway construction. Opened in 1977 as a state fishing lake.

Description:

Due to low water levels over the last 3 years, the lake is closed to vehicle access and fishing. Saline State Fishing Lake has 39 acres of water surrounded by 39 acres of land. Facilities include a boat ramp, fishing piers, a vault toilet and several fishing access points.

Special Regulations:
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    A 10PM to 6AM curfew is normally in place from April 1 to September 30 annually to help regulate maintenance costs and fish harvest.

     

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    The area is closed to all activities except by special permit from October 1through March 31.

     

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    Some hunts are offered through the state-wide special hunt program.