Glen Elder State Park

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2131 180Rd
Glen Elder, KS 67446
GPS: N39 30.821 W98 20.408

Contact Information

Park Office – (785) 545-3345

Entrance Sign


On the shores of Waconda Lake, one of Kansas' largest lakes, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With its rural setting, Glen Elder is a perfect place to relax. Modern restroom/shower buildings are open in Sioux/Kaw, Kanza, and Cheyenne campgrounds from mid March through October. A full service Marina provides fuel, boat and slip rental, boating, fishing and camping supplies.


Take your pick-swimming, boating, hiking, volleyball, softball and bike riding.

Some areas to check out….

  • The Osage area has sand volleyball courts, a reservable group shelter and a swimming beach.
  • The Waconda Nature Trails are currently being developed.
  • Concrete camp pads with secure tie downs, water and 50-amp electricity are available in Kanza and Cheyenne Campgrounds. A modern handicapped accessible fish cleaning station is located at the east dump station.
  • Cawker City Park offers a nine hole artificial green golf course with a second nine hole for endurance golfers.