Eureka City Lake
4 miles N of Eureka
City of Eureka, 620-583-5858
GPS Location: 37.8975 -96.2904
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 259 acres
Maximum Depth: N/A
Normal Lake Level: 1,159 msl
Current Lake Level: N/A
Eureka City Lake is located on the eastern edge of the scenic Flint Hills region in southeast Kansas. Native tall grass prairie comprises most of the lake's drainage basin and helps maintain the 32 inches of water transparency. The lake is located 4.5 miles north of the city of Eureka. The Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and City of Eureka completed construction of the lake in 1938. Their craftsmanship is still evident in the native limestone inlaid dam, spillway, picnic shelters, and entrances. The lake was constructed for the purposes of flood control, civic water supply, and recreation. Although Eureka no longer uses the lake as its primary water supply, it still serves as water augmentation.
The 259 acre lake is surrounded by 578 acres of city owned and managed property. It has 131 lots, which the city leases for residential development. Strategically placed around the lake are 17 public access areas comprising 1.7 miles of shoreline, not including the dam. The remaining 3.5 miles of shoreline are privately controlled. Public amenities include bait shop, two boat ramps, four public fishing docks, a heated fishing dock, two fish cleaning stations, three picnic shelters, eight toilets, playground, sand beach, rental cabin, and a nature trail. There are public flush toilets and showers at the maintenance building located at the north entrance. Three solar powered automatic fish feeders were added in 1999. One of the most memorable features about this lake is the spectacular 30 foot waterfall below the spillway.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination