Cedar Bluff State Park is divided into two, unique areas along the shorelines of Cedar Bluff
Reservoir. The Bluffton Area, on the north shore, provides nearly 350 acres for visitors. It is the most developed area and provides a variety of facilities to meet the outdoor enthusiasts needs.

They include: two boat ramp facilities, 96 utility campsites, two community shelters, a reservable group utility campground, two large shower houses and dump stations; five modern rental cabins and numerous undesignated primitive campsites and picnic areas.

While visiting enjoy some of the opportunities including sand volleyball, horseshoes, shore side basketball, bicycling on our BMX track or swimming on our beach. Fishing can be fantastic in the Bluffton area also. Nearly all of the shoreline is accessible and there’s a covered, handicap accessible
fishing dock as well.

The Page Creek Area, on the south shore of the reservoir, is nearly 500 acres in size. It is not quite as developed but provides some of the finest primitive camping in the state with its large shade trees and sandy shorelines. The Page Creek Area contains 36 utility campsites, a community shelter, two dump stations, two boat ramp facilities, two shower houses and two vault toilets; one designated primitive campground and numerous undesignated campsites. This area is a favorite for boaters, jet skiers and for those who seek a little more solitude when relaxing outdoors.

Location

Cedar Bluff State Park
32001 KS-147, Ellis, KS 67637, United States

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Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm white

Contact Details

785-726-3212

Official Website: Cedar Bluff State Park

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Cedar Bluff State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Open to any non-motorized travel – hiking, biking and horseback riding; accessible for electric wheelchairs in many locations

This 117-mile crown jewel is the seventh-longest rail-trail in the U.S. and the longest trail in Kansas. It follows the general route of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and is a component of the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail.

The trail crosses the Flint Hills, one of the last remaining tallgrass prairie ecosystems in the world. It is home to abundant prairie plant and wildlife species, spectacular views, national historic sites, and a diverse set of recreational areas. On eastern portions of the trail, hikers and bikers travel along the Marais Des Cygnes River, between rushing waters and towering bluffs, through rolling farmland and riparian woodlands. Trail-goers can enjoy the sites and hospitality of more than 12 rural communities across five counties. Visit Flint Hills Trail for more information.

BOATERexam.com offers a free online Paddle Sports Safety Course. Completing this course does NOT satisfy the Kansas boater education requirement for operating a power boat, personal watercraft or sailboat.

Under Kansas law, anyone 12 years old and younger must wear a life jacket at all times when on board a boat and everyone else must have a life jacket readily accessible. Sailboards, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards are considered boats. KDWPT strongly recommends that everyone wear a life jacket at all times when enjoying a paddle sport.

There are more than 10,000 miles of streams and rivers in Kansas

MISSOURI RIVER VIEW

Most streams and rivers in Kansas are privately owned. The public rivers are the Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri (shown at right). They are open to the public between the ordinary high water marks on each bank. This is the line that can be seen where high water has left debris, sand, and gravel during its ordinary annual cycle. When these rivers flow through private land, permission is needed from adjacent landowners to access the rivers as well as when picnicking, camping, portaging or engaging in any other activity on the adjacent private lands.

Except where they pass through the legal limits of a government entity, the rest of our streams and rivers are privately owned, and permission is needed from the landowners to access and use the streams and adjacent lands for any purpose.

KANSAS RIVER NATIONAL WATER TRAIL

One of the world’s longest prairie rivers

The Kansas River was designated as a National Water Trail on July 14, 2012. Known locally as the Kaw, the Kansas River begins at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers near Junction City and flows 173 miles to Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River. The Kansas River watershed drains almost the entire northern half of Kansas and part of Nebraska and Colorado (53,000 square miles). The major cities along the Kansas River include Junction City, Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City.

Cedar Bluff State Park is a must-visit state park in Kansas. Check out other state parks in Kansas here.

Kansas State Parks