5800 A River Pond Rd
Manhattan, KS 66502
GPS: N39 15.445' W96 34.77'
Park Office – (785) 539-7941
Located near Manhattan in northeast Kansas, Tuttle Creek State Park
offers visitors a broad variety of outdoor recreation possibilities and
plenty of room to roam. The communities of Manhattan, Wamego, Fort
Riley, Olsburg, Randolph and Westmoreland offer nearby eating
establishments or visitor opportunities. Tuttle Creek Reservoir, the
state's second largest impoundment, offers 12,500 acres of water and
about 100 miles of rugged, wooded shoreline to explore.
Four units (River Pond, Spillway, Fancy Creek and Randolph) make up
the 1,200 - acre park. Electric and water hookups, a swimming beach,
boat ramps, courtesy docks, and dump stations are available.
Campgrounds contain 167 water/electric campsites, 24 electric-only
campsites, 7 electric sites with community water and 500 primitive
campsites. By May 2006, the Randolph Area horse campground will be
completed and will provide an additional 13 electric campsites with
Four cabins are offered at Tuttle Creek State Park. Each cabin
offers a full kitchen with basic pots and pans, table service for four,
a full bathroom, heating, A/C, covered patio, picnic tables, grill and
fire-ring. Reservations can be made by contacting the park office.
Numerous nature trails, a mountain biking trail, and a scenic
equestrian trail offer explorers a variety of routes to experience the
aesthetic Flint Hills environment. Scenic picnic areas, an 18-hole disc
golf course, volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, and conveniently
placed restroom and shower facilities accommodate park visitors. The
state-of-the-art Fancy Creek Shooting Range is open the first and third
full weekends of each month.
Excellent channel cat and flathead fishing is available in the lake
and in the river above and below the lake. Fair numbers of bass are
caught near standing timber and brush piles, and walleye can be taken
off the face of the dam as well as in the river below. During the
Spring there is ample opportunity to catch master angler white bass and
crappie. The 12,000-acre wildlife area adjacent to the park offers excellent hunting and wildlife watching opportunities.
For maps, camping and more information visit Tuttle Creek State Park website