State Park and Lake Conditions PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 July 2007 15:36
Well, the weather has not been friendly lately across the state, especially for lake access.  I am hearing many rumors today of various parks and access points that are being shut down.  So I thought I would share what I know so far.  

There are many towns in SE Kansas that are essentially flooded today with limited access and limited power.  Coffeyville, Fredonia and Iola just to name a few. If you are thinking about heading to that part of the state for any reason, you should probably check with the Highway Patrol.  Many of the rivers are breached and there is major road floodage.

 At Hillsdale lake, pretty much all ramps except for the marina are effectively closed.  When I was out there earlier today, Hillsdale Point and Antioch were flooded all the way to the road, there was pretty much no parking lot at all.  Marysville you might be able to launch, but you will be sinking some axles to do it and then wading through about 3 feet deep water if you want to use the courtesy docks.

At least three campground at Hillsdale were being closed as well as the ramp over in Crappie Cove.  I was told there was no plans to release water since La Cygne is in worse shape.  I was told this is the highest its been and they are expecting it to come up several more feet.

El Dorado down south is also pretty bad.  I was told they were evacuating a good portion of the campsites last night and at least 500 campers had to leave right away.

 La Cygne is also in pretty bad shape and from what I hear effectivly closed.  Linn County is one of 12 counties that is all ready a declared disaster area.

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