Kansas

This is the page for Kansas.  In this state we have the following cities in our database:

Cheney Reservoir Beach

The Cheney Reservoir Swim beach at Cheney State Park is located on the southeastern side of the Reservoir. The beach is fairly small but it is usually not crowded. The reservoir is also home of the Kansas State University Sailing Club, so if your kids want to learn more about sailing they’ll have lots of opportunities here. Bring along some food as there are plenty of picnic tables with shade provided to make a fun day at the beach.

Gathering Pond Beach

Gathering Pond Beach is located in the city of Junction City, Kansas. It is a man-made beach because it has been created by dredging out the original pond in the 1960s. The Gathering Pond Beach is home to various species of fish and crustaceans because it gets its water from the lake. The beach is mainly popular for fishing and has even got its name because of it. It also offers boating services which are available under the supervision of the city authorities.

The Gathering Pond Beach however remains closed during late summer or autumn due to routine maintenance, but once spring comes, it opens to visitors in May (weather permitting). The beach provides various other facilities like boat rental, kayak and pedal boat rentals. Gathering Pond Beach has parking spaces for visitors who prefer their own vehicle to reach the place. There is also a shelter house (picnic area) offering space for many people where they can cook food by using its grills or simply relax under the sun with family and friends. It is definitely a good place for camping as it is surrounded by woodlands.

A popular activity before or after going to the beach is visiting the nearby Milford Nature Center Fish Hatchery, which is free to access and lets you see not just fish but birds, insects, prairie dogs, lizards, turtles, amphibians, snakes, and other species native to Kansas.

Deerfield Beach Campground

Deerfield Beach Campground is a great place to camp and relax. They offer standard tent camping, RV hook-ups and cabins for rent for those who need a little more luxury. The campground is located along the Arkansas River and also features a nearby lake with a beach. Visitors can go swimming, fishing, and hiking for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors. Campers should know that there are rules against fishing without a license, littering, lighting fires outside fire pits, and swimming outside the permitted areas. Make sure to check with rangers and other campers for updates and changes to these rules, as they sometimes change.

El Dorado Swimming Beach

Located about 20 miles Northeast of Wichita in the town of El Dorado is El Dorado State Park. The park surrounds El Dorado Lake, which has an excellent swimming beach, cabins, and hiking trails. Visitors can walk over to the Walnut River, which has its own swimming beach in an open bend of the river that feeds into El Dorado Lake. Past visitors have said that parking spots can fill up early, so try to get there as early as you can to enjoy this beautiful beach on the lake!