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Home away from home

109 acre Lake. Many different species of fish. My favorite is channel cat. Clearwater. There are... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Rodney R
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
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Bijou of the Flinthills

The tiny, two lane road that leads up to Chase state fishing lake is so picturesque and pastoral... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2017
Kate B
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Oct 2, 2018
“Home away from home”
Oct 17, 2018
“Prather Creek Falls”
A 109-acre lake built in 1954 and surrounded by 383-acres of wildlife area.
Lake Rd., Cottonwood Falls, KS
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Prather Creek Falls, also called Chase Lake Falls, is a waterfall in three sections on the spillway of Chase State Fishing Lake. As a spillway waterfall, it's very sensitive to water levels. Despite rain when we visited, there was very little water flow. Only the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

109 acre Lake. Many different species of fish. My favorite is channel cat. Clearwater. There are two fish feeders that help attract Channel cat

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rodney R
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The tiny, two lane road that leads up to Chase state fishing lake is so picturesque and pastoral, you'll think you've transported inside a Thomas Hart Benton painting. The lake is nestled in the sweetest hills, and feels perfectly secluded. We just stopped for a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
6  Thank Kate B
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We camped here on a weekday. One other camper was there so it was without a lot of human noise. We did hear a lot of insects, tree frogs and birds. Swimming is allowed at the lake at your own risk. It's large enough for...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed May 31, 2016

The this lake is great for fishing and camping. It's also free. I liked camping right next to the water. It provided fire pits and great fishing piers. The view is beautiful day or night. It is also very quiet. I heard that there is...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Alisa R
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went to Cottonwood Falls to find the waterfall. Could not find it. Chase State Fishing Lake was quiet, serene, and beautiful. Will definitely go there againl

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank wichitaksnurse
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Chase lake was a perfect little fishing lake. Very clean with several camping spots, picnic tables, and jetties to fish off of. There were also a couple of fish feeding stations on timers. You can't forget to check out the falls located right off the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
5  Thank Alecia B
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice large lake, with piers jutting out from the roadway that one can stand on and fish from. Lots of room, picnic areas and camping areas also. No charge. Dirt road. Seems like a very well liked fishing spot.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank R J
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We hiked across the dam and down into the spillway. There are a couple of waterfalls there, which I am thinking would be spectacular with a bit of water. As it was, there was a trickle from a spring thanks to two years of drought...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank Bob W
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Camped here for one night. It appealed to me because I just have a car and a tent, and don't like camping near the RVers and their parade of noisy devices. Campground was surprisingly clean for a free one. No alcohol allowed, which I guess...More

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank colinaz
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