The Bloomington Recreation Area is a large day-use area consisting of 4 picnic shelters, a nearby swimming beach, and 3 boat launch ramps within a short drive. Each picnic shelter has a sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit. A large playground area is located near shelters #3 and #4, but is available for all shelter users. A large handicapped accessible shower facility is nearby for beach/group shelter users. A handicapped accessible comfort station is also available in the area. The Clinton Lake Museum (within the day use area) has many nice displays and information on the history of the Clinton Lake/Lawrence, KS area.
Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. Picnic shelters are $35/day and open 9am-10pm. Shelters are not available for reservations from 15 Oct -1 April. Customers with large groups (100+ people/shelter) need to contact the Clinton Lake Project Office at 785-843-7665.
Directions: From Lawrence, KS take 6th St. west (Hwy 40) for 4 miles. Take a left onto Douglas CR 442 go 5 miles to Stull, KS. Make a left turn onto Douglas CR 1023. Go 6 miles to Douglas CR 6, make a left turn, go 4 miles through the town of Clinton. Park is located next to Clinton. Follow signs to the entrance.
Normal Services Available:
4-1-2003 through 10-14-2003 .