Fall River Wildlife Area


Eureka, KS
Phone: 620-583-6783
GPS: N37 41 16.12 W96 6 8.06

Contact Information

Manager: Brian Meiwes,
Phone: (620) 583-6783

Eureka is the closest town with gas stations, grocery stores etc.

Climax if it shows on the map is the closest town, but has no businesses of any kind.


The 9,352 acre Fall River Wildlife Area was made available to the Kansas Forestry Fish and Game Commission under terms of a license with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1964.


The Fall River Wildlife Area is located in the physiographic area know as the Osage Cuestas, in rolling prairie country, with a wide fertile flood plain valley surrounded by steep rolling uplands. The area has very distinct habitats including 6 miles of Otter Creek and 14 miles of Fall River with 2300 acres of riparian timber, 2500 acres of native grass, 2988 acres of cropland and 960 acres of the Fall River Reservoir.

Area management will focus on increasing the quality of the experience for visitors, managing wildlife and wildlife habitats with an ecological based approach while providing quality hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities. Species managed for include deer, turkey, waterfowl, quail, squirrels and doves.

Special Features

  • 2 Waterfowl Refuges closed to all activity all year.
  • Ladd Bridge boat ramp on river.
  • Two Duck Archaeological Sites
  • Moss Ford a 200 foot wide river crossing.
Special Regulations:

Off Road Vehicle and Horse use is prohibited.