Pomona State Park

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Location/Address:

22900 S. Highway 368
Vassar, KS 66543
County/Counties: Osage
GPS: N38 39.580 W95 36.012

Contact Information

Park Office – (785) 828-4933

Regional Office – (785) 273-6740

History:

Pomona State Park came into existence by a lease agreement through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upon completion of construction of the dam in 1963. Pomona Lake controls watershed runoff from over a 322 square mile area. Controlled releases are made into 110-Mile Creek, which flows into the Marais des Cygnes, Osage and Missouri Rivers. This lake is operated in conjunction with other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, which Congress authorized to be build for flood control in the Missouri and Mississippi River basins.

Description:

Pomona State Park offers visitors a transition from prairie to eastern woodlands with plenty of well-shaded campsites and wildlife viewing. The park is nestled in an area that offers historical connections to the Santa Fe Trail, as well as easy access to several metropolitan areas. Rich history and ample services make the park a premier outdoor recreation facility.

Well known by northeast Kansas residents for shady campsites and a great family atmosphere, Pomona State Park is located 30 miles south of Topeka, Kansas. This 4,000 acre lake features scenic beauty as well as an abundance of wildlife. The state park, consisting of 490 acres, is located on the south shore of Pomona Reservoir. More than 200 primitive campsites and 142 utility sites are located throughout the 12 campgrounds. Some utility sites can be reserved, but primitive sites cannot. Southwind Shelter House is a reservable group facility available for your family gathering or business meeting. The Shelter House is available year-round. Recreational opportunities await you with three hiking trails, swim beach, day use picnic areas, volleyball and basketball courts, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and a nine-hole disc golf course. The park also has a full service marina with boat slips to rent daily or annually. There are restaurants and a golf course located nearby.