Lyon State Fishing Lake


2272 Road 250
Reading, KS 66868
GPS: N38 32.835 W96 03.678

Contact Information

Manager: JR Glenn

Phone: 620-699-3372


The state of Kansas Purchased a total of 581.65 acres in July, 1931. Much of the construction of the 140 acre lake was done by the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. A stone shelter house was added to the lake in the 1960's


The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks manage a total of 581 acres. The area is situated on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills region of Kansas. The 441 acre wildlife area is dominated by tall grass native prairie with small wooded draws interspersed. The lake is 140 acres and is fairly clear most times. The area includes primitive campgrounds, boat ramp, fishing piers, pit toilets and a shelter house.

Special Regulations:
  • Off Road Vehicle and Horse use is prohibited.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas.
  • Swimming is prohibited.
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited

Special Features: A one half mile nature trail is available for use. Trail begins and ends in shelter house camping area. Hand laid rock wall and rock pillars along dam road were constructed by the WPA and CCC during construction of the lake.