Description - **All information provided by The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks**
Well-known by northeast Kansas residents for shady campsites and a great family atmosphere, the 490-acre Pomona State Park is located in Osage County, 30 miles south of Topeka. Recreation opportunities at the park include camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
The park has 140 water/electric campsites and more than 200 primitive campsites. Lighthouse Bay Marina provides full services to boaters, anglers, skiers and campers. Four boat ramps are available in the park, and the lake's generally calm waters are popular with skiers.
Southwind Shelter House is a group facility equipped with restrooms, a kitchenette, a large multi-purpose room, and restful porch areas. Call the park office for availability and reservations. A swim beach and bath house are located in the park, as well as picnic shelters, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, and a nine-hole disc golf course.
Nearby wildlife areas offer upland bird and waterfowl hunting. Bald eagles visit the lake in the winter and are often seen perching in shoreline trees or soaring above the lake. A popular destination for fishermen, the 4,000-acre Pomona Reservoir offers some of the best crappie and catfish angling in Kansas, as well as good populations of walleye, white bass, and largemouth bass.
Pomona Reservoir fishing is good from shore or boat. Pomona Lake offers some of the best crappie and catfish angling in Kansas. Management efforts have also provided good populations of walleye, white bass, and largemouth bass. State record catfish and wiper have been taken from Pomona Lake in recent years. The lake’s generally calm waters are very popular with water skiers. Four boat ramps are available in the park.
Recreation - BOATING
Lighthouse Bay Marina provides full services to boaters, fishermen, skiers and campers. Boat dock slips are rented by the day or the season. Fuel, parts, and service are available. Rentals include ski boats, pontoons, fishing boats, and ski equipment. The marine store offers water sports and fishing equipment sales, camper supplies, and food and beverages. Other services are available 7 days a week. Call (785) 828-4777.
Nearby wildlife areas offer upland bird and waterfowl hunting. Bald eagles visit the lake in the winter and are often seen perching in shoreline trees or soaring above the lake
Climate - Kansas has an annual mean temperature almost as high as that of Virginia, more sunshine than that of any state to the east, and generous summer rains.
The State lies across the path of alternate masses of warm moist air moving north from the Gulf of Mexico and currents of cold, comparatively dry, air moving from the polar regions. Consequently, its weather is subject to frequent and often sharp changes, usually of short duration.
Summers are inclined to be warm--often the word "hot" describes them best--but are healthful, with low relative humidity during periods of high temperatures, and usually a good wind movement. Heat prostrations are almost unknown. Summer nights are usually cool, especially in the western counties.
Winters are drier, with more sunshine than those of eastern states. The average snowfall is less than that of other states, except those located farther south. Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and the New England States normally have from two to three times as much snowfall as Kansas.
FROM TOPEKA, KS:
1. Go south on US 75 to K-268
2. Then east to K-368 and travel north to the gate.
FROM OSAGE CITY, KS:
1. Drive West on K-268 to K-368
2. Then drive North to the gate.
FROM THE SOUTH
1. Travel north on US-75 through Lyndon,
2. Turn east on K-268 to K-368 north.
* N 38 degrees 39.199'
* W 95 degrees 36.044'