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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
via mobile

We camped here on a weekday. One other camper was there so it was without a lot of human noise. We... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2016
Rebecca A
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Jan 22, 2017
“Bijou of the Flinthills”
Oct 6, 2016
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 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

4  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

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

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

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

5  Thank alelynn
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.

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

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

5  Thank colinaz
Reviewed August 29, 2012

nice little fishing lake. My family likes to camp here, rustic camping. Fishing is usually good. Don't try to swim across, there are currents and people have drowned here. Chase County has many artists and good restaurants, as well as beautiful scenery with the Flint...More

3  Thank kansaskayaker
Reviewed July 28, 2012

It's a lake which is great, but it has nothing to make it stand out as being better than many other little lakes.

1  Thank BanjoBob48
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