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Description - This information is provided by www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks/locations/cedar_bluff

The Bluffton Area, located on the lake's north shore, is the most developed and receives extensive use. The Page Creek Area, on the south shore, offers beautiful primitive camping as well as a generous helping of utility sites.

Park campgrounds offer 121 utility sites, and a group campground contains 12 utility sites. Expansive areas are set aside for primitive camping, the park is equipped to suit nearly anyone's preference. Rental cabins are available in the Bluffton Area. These reservable cabins are available in either primitive or modern.

On the lake, fishing, boating, windsurfing, and skiing are popular. In the stilling basin just below the Cedar Bluff Dam, anglers may fish for the rainbow trout stocked in the spring and fall. There are five boat ramps that allow access to the water, two in the Bluffton Area and three in the Page Creek Area.

The area around the park offers excellent wildlife watching opportunities, enhanced by food plots and a waterfowl refuge. Deer, turkey, pheasant, Canada geese, pelicans, eagles in the winter, and more can be seen in and near the park. A portion of the Page Creek Area is designated as a handicap hunting access area.

Threshing Machine Canyon, the site of a 1850s Native American attack on a wagon train bearing a threshing machine, is accessed by a road west of the park. In the historic canyon you will find carvings dating back to the mid-1800s. For a stunning view of the area, take adrive to the top of the 150-foot tall, cedar covered limestone bluffs"

Attractions - Park campgrounds offer 121 utility sites, and a group campground contains 12 utility sites. Expansive areas are set aside for primitive camping, the park is equipped to suit nearly anyone's preference. Rental cabins are available in the Bluffton Area. These reservable cabins are available in either primitive or modern.

Recreation -

On the lake, fishing, boating, windsurfing, and skiing are popular. In the stilling basin just below the Cedar Bluff Dam, anglers may fish for the rainbow trout stocked in the spring and fall. There are five boat ramps that allow access to the water, two in the Bluffton Area and three in the Page Creek Area.

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.

Location - Located south of I-70 in Trego County, this western Kansas park consists of two areas comprising 1,100 acres on the 6,000-acre Cedar Bluff Reservoir.


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Contact Information:
Cedar Bluff State Park, Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks , 512 SE 25th Ave., Kansas, 67124, Phone: (620) 672-5911

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Links:
Cedar Bluff State Park - official site of Cedar Bluff State Park

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