Elk City State Park

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4825 Squaw Creek Rd
Independence, KS 67301
GPS: N37 15.415 W95 46.487

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Park Office - (620) 331-6295


Elk City State Park was made possible by the signing of a lease agreement in 1967 between the Kansas Parks and Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Elk City State Park has the reputation of being a quiet, family-oriented get-away. The compact park allows easy and quick access to features including boat access, a swim beach, camping, playgrounds, and hiking trails. The lake area offers picturesque views ranging from open prairie to wooded hills and limestone bluffs.

Elk City State Park is located in Montgomery County, approximately 5 miles northwest of Independence, Kansas. The State Park was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1967 and the lease area involved 1,127 acres for the period of 25 years, for Public Park and recreational purposes. The Elk City project maintains approximately 4,500 water acres at normal flood pool. The lease has since been amended and presently the lease agreement is for 857 acres.