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Elk City State Park
Elk city bridge.JPG
A trail bridge in Elk City State Park
Map showing the location of Elk City State Park
Map showing the location of Elk City State Park
Location of Elk City State Park in Kansas
Location Montgomery, Kansas, United States
Coordinates 37°15′20″N 95°46′16″W / 37.25556°N 95.77111°W / 37.25556; -95.77111
ELK CITY STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

37°15′20″N 95°46′16″W / 37.25556°N 95.77111°W / 37.25556; -95.77111
Area857 acres (347 ha)
Elevation833 ft (254 m) [1]
Established1967
Governing bodyKansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Elk City State Park is a state park in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located west of Independence.

The 857-acre (347 ha) park is adjacent to the 4,500-acre (1,800 ha) Elk City Reservoir and the 12,000-acre (49 km2) Elk City Wildlife Area. The reservoir offers fishing opportunities for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass and saugeye. The Wildlife Area offers a chance to view white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, cottontail, gray squirrel, prairie chicken, beaver, raccoon, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, opossum, mink and muskrat.

A nationally recognized trails system allows visitors to take in a variety of flora and fauna. The Green Thumb Nature Trail at the Timber Road campground is a one-mile loop with a panoramic vista of the lake. The nearby Table Mound Hiking Trail runs 2.75 miles (4.43 km) north along the east side of the lake to the scenic overlook at the dam. At the overlook is the 2/3-mile Post Oak Nature Trail. There is also a paved and handicapped accessible 3.3-mile (5.3 km) South Squaw Multipurpose trail. Running outside of the park is the Elk River Hiking Trail, a scenic 15-mile (24 km) route that begins at the west edge of the dam and ends near the U.S. Route 160 bridge on the Elk River.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Elk City State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1984-07-01. Retrieved 2012-11-28.

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