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Cottonwood Flats Wildlife Area

Location/Address:

Coolidge, KS
GPS: 38.026004 -102.000001

Contact Information

Area Manager: Tom Norman
Phone: 62-276-8886 or
KDWP Reg 3 Office Phone: 620-227-8609

Located approximately 1 mile South and 0.5 mile East of Coolidge, KS

History:

This property was transferred to the KDWP in 2001 by the Farm Services Agency

 

Description:

This area is located adjacent to the south bank of the Arkansas River and entirely restricted to the flood plain. The floral composition of the area varies from a nearly impenetrable growth of salt cedar immediately adjacent to the river to a thinner cottonwood/salt cedar/native grass mix to a mix of native grasses and forbs in the southern half of the property.

 

Hunting: Obtained specifically for the purpose of providing additional public hunting acreage in western Kansas and public access to the Arkansas River, this area offers the opportunity to hunt a wide variety of game species including: mule and white-tailed deer, quail, ring-necked pheasant, rabbit, mourning dove, turkey, waterfowl and a variety of furbearers.

Fishing:The river generally has flow throughout the year and is readily accessible by foot from the parking area.

Special Regulations:
  • Open fires are not permitted.
  • Vehicles must remain on established gravel roads or parking areas.
  • Any two-wheel trails around the boundary of the property are private and not for public use.
  • Off-road driving is prohibited.
  • A no-trash policy is in effect for the area. Therefore, no trash receptacles are available.
  • Consult area information boards or the area manager for additional information concerning rules and regulations.