Description - *This information provided by The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks*
Webster State Park offers a prairie setting of rolling hills and spacious skies. The park occupies 880 acres contained in two tracts on the shores of Webster Reservoir.
- Campers can choose from 72 utility campsites and more than 100 primitive campsites. Besides boating and fishing, campers at Webster choose from recreational opportunities provided by swimming beaches, a sand volleyball court, horse shoe pits, playgrounds, and a hiking trail. The newest addition to Webster's attractions is a two bedroom cabin that accommodates six people.
Recreation - Five boat ramp lanes and three courtesy docks offer boaters ample launching facilities. Pleasure boating, fishing water skiing, and windsurfing are popular activities at Webster. Primary sportfish include walleye, wipers, largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish and flathead catfish. The park offers floating fishing docks, and there is an easily-accessible fishing pier at the nearby stilling basin.
The 5,750-acre Webster Wildlife Area is home to white-tailed and mule deer, pheasants, quail, waterfowl, wild turkey, squirrels and numerous songbirds.
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 STOCKTON, KS
8 1/2 miles West of Stockton on Hwy 24/
GPS Location is:
* N39 degrees 24.431'
* W099 degrees 27.242'