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Scott State Park

Address: 520 W Scott Lake Drive, Scott City, KS 67871
Phone Number: (620) 872-2061
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Scott City
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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McPherson, Kansas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
75 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The lake there stands out for its bluffs and canyons when all around you in Western KS is seeming nothingness. Scott City is due North of Garden City and this area just north of them, but be warned that it's primitive and have a tent if not staying in a town. It's close-ish to Monument Rocks (20 minutes) and Castle... More 

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Really the only thing worth visiting in the western half of the state, but it's worth it. Beautiful spring-fed lake and picturesque camp sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a great day. Worth every penny of the $5 admission. Ancient pueblo, historic battle field, nice shady picnic and a swimming beach.

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Peoria, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a little time to kill before heading to our next destination...husband looked at the map and found Lake Scott State Park so we took a little detour and are glad we did. The park has a lot of neat features that are typical of a state park: camping, picnic areas, and some trails but also some unique features:... More 

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Garden City, Kansas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I almost hesitate to write about this little piece of heaven because I don't want word to get out. Down in a big draw, the small lake is spring fed, lots of trees, green grass, flowers and such. Very well kept, I compliment the Park Manager for doing an excellent job. Forget your speed boat here-wake limits prohibited. Well maintained... More 

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Garden City, Kansas
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Thank god for springs filling up this lake otherwise there might not be anywhere to fish on this side of the state. Hope to god we get moisture soon. But this has always been a beautiful area to go to.

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Garden City, KS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Nice little stop along the way. Great overnight camping spot. A seasonal store to help keep you supplied. Area is full of local historical sites worth visiting.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012 via mobile

Western Kansas has little water. For those living near Scott City, the lake is a nice local spot. It is a nice small lake with a lot of fish to bring in. You'll need a fishing license. Very popular for campers. Watch out for poison ivy!

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Denver, CO
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This lovely park will surprise you if you've never been here before but one word of warning. There is a plant that is rampant here, Poison Ivy, and check your campsite carefully for this nasty green charmer.

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