The fishing capital of Kansas and the largest lake in the state.
With over 160 miles of shoreline, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to discover what they're looking for at Milford Lake. Home to local, regional and national fishing tournaments, you'll discover some of the best fishing in the Midwest. Walleye, Bass, Catfish, Crappie and Hybrids are all angler friendly and will help make your trip to Milford Lake a success. Launching a boat is never a problem, as boat ramps are conveniently located throughout the lake at Farnum Creek, West & East Rolling Hills, Curtis Creek, School Creek Timber Creek and Milford State Park. Two full-service marinas can meet all your on-the-water needs. The Off-Road Vehicle Area (ORV) at Milford Lake offers motorcyclist and ATV riders challenges from beginner to the advance level trails. Campers have a wide-range of options for spending the night at Milford Lake, ranging from air-conditioned cabins, RV Hook-Up Sites to primitive sites. Hikers and Bicyclists will find well-kept trails that will take them from the edge of Milford Lake to the Republican River. Horseback riding has never been easier with the new addition of the dedicated horse camping area. Hunting around Milford Lake is nationally recognized as some of the best in the nation. Trophy Whitetail, Big Turkey, wild upland birds and great numbers of ducks and geese provide hunters with outstanding hunting trips. Wildlife and Birdwatchers will find a wide range of species at the Milford Wetlands and the Gathering Pond area. While at the Gathering Pond, take some time to visit the Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery.
Trails - Off-Road Vehicles
The School Creek ORV area consists of approximately 287 acres. It is restricted to vehicles that are 50 inches wide or less. Full size 4-wheel drive vehicles and dune buggies are not allowed to operate on the trails. ORV’s that are not licensed for the highway cannot be operated on roadways outside of the riding area. The ORV area is free of charge and has a staging/parking lot. Trails can be accessed from the east or west sides of the parking lot. Vault toilets are located at the parking lot and at the east riding area. A dumpster is provided at the parking lot. Since the park area has limited maintenance, it’s up to all users of the area to help keep the litter picked up and to follow the rules. The Milford Lake staff however cautions all the users of the ORV area to please keep safety in mind and remember there are other users in the area.
New Rules for the School Creek ORV Area
The number of accidents, injuries and fatalities has risen substantially in this park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to continue providing a safe place to enjoy the outdoors while increasing public safety and reducing accidents.
Effective July 5, 2005
- All riders must wear helmets.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed in the ORV area.
- No camping is allowed in the ORV area.
- New park hours: 8am – 10 pm
The new rules are in cooperation with local riders, Geary County Emergency Medical Staff, Geary County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.