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Address: 520 W Scott Lake Drive, Scott City, KS 67871
Phone Number: (620) 872-2061
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A Canyon in Kansas?

We were looking for a half-way point to spend the night between Ouray, CO and Kansas City, MO. We found it in this remote state park near Scott City. Then we saw on-line that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a half-way point to spend the night between Ouray, CO and Kansas City, MO. We found it in this remote state park near Scott City. Then we saw on-line that it was rated by Natonal Geo as one of the best state parks in the country. Had to check it out. You're driving through typical Kansas... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Its the great outdoors in western Kansas. Gets pretty busy sometimes on weekends. Remember sunscreen.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We love Scott City ,KS. People are nice , City is growing bring more business to the city . The State park is excellent .

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful valley with a small fishing lake. We love to take our bikes over and ride one lap around the lake. About two thirds of the way around the lake is paved and the rest is gravel. It's great scenery and exercise. There's also some paddle boats or canoes for rent. Do be careful not to get... More 

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McPherson, Kansas
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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
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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

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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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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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
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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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