8811 State Park Rd.
Milford, KS 66514
GPS: N39 06.241' W96 53.682'
Park Office – (785) 238-3014
Located near Junction City on the shores of the state's largest lake,
16,000-acre Milford Reservoir, Milford State Park is a favorite getaway
for outdoors loving visitors. Park facilities include modern
campgrounds, shower buildings, toilets, swimming beaches, boat ramps,
picnic shelters, a full-service marina, and a multi-purpose trails
system. The park also houses a large yacht club.
Nearby Milford Nature Center and Milford Fish Hatchery offer a variety of interpretive exhibits and displays.
The park comprises five campgrounds with 120 electric/ water utility
sites. Thirty of these sites also include sewer hookups. More than 100
improved primitive campsites are also available throughout the park.
The state park is a popular destination for anglers eager to
experience the excellent fishing available in Milford Reservoir.
Walleye concentrate along the face of the dam in early April to spawn,
then move to the flats at Farnum Creek and mud points near School
Creek. Nearly all of the brushy and rocky coves contain crappie and
largemouth bass, but coves in the Rolling Hills and Curtis Creek areas
are traditional hot spots for crappie. White bass and catfish are
plentiful in a variety of locations, and smallmouth bass frequent the
face of the dam, as well as rocky points in the lower half of the lake.
Many game species are present on the 18,800-acre Milford Wildlife
Area, and a permanent 1,100-acre wildlife refuge has been established
on the northern end of the reservoir for waterfowl management.
NEW EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT AT MILFORD STATE PARK
Horse-friendly facilities join growing list of recreational opportunities
MILFORD STATE PARK – Last fall,
Milford State Park
staff began construction of a 21-site equestrian campground, using a
National Recreational Trails grant. Ten of those sites have been
completed; the remainder are under construction.
The campground sites are equipped with electricity, water, and sewer
utilities, as well as a modern toilet, tables, grills, fire pits,
hitching posts, roofed corrals, and a horse bay wash station. A shelter
house is planned for the future.
The area has been a popular destination for horse enthusiasts and
campers alike. When completed, the campground will provide riding
access to a 20-mile-long trail system that traverses Milford State
Park, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation area, and trails
managed by the City of Junction City.