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Prairie Dog State Park
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PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK
PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK
13037 State Highway 261
Norton, Kansas   67654

Phone: 785-877-2953
A prime place to experience the shortgrass prairies of western Kansas, Prairie Dog State Park occupies 1,150 acres on the shores of Keith Sebelius Reservoir in Norton County. The park is home to a thriving prairie dog colony and is the site of the last remaining adobe house in Kansas. The renovated adobe house was built on the site in the early 1890's

Campsites at Prairie Dog include 1 Reservable cabin, 40 electric/water sites, 18 electric-only sites, and more than 130 primitive sites. Reservable sites are available. A group campground is available in the Branded Cedar area. Shower and restroom facilities are conveniently located, as are two RV dump stations. A 1.4- mile nature trail complete with interpretive signage is a great way to explore the park and observe wildlife.

Historical interpretation is a hallmark of this park. Two vintage 19th century buildings are preserved here, including a one room school and renovated adobe house.

Sebelius Reservoir is well known for its excellent fishing opportunities. In recent years, anglers have found productive fishing for black bass, walleye, wiper, crappie, catfish and saugeye.

The 6,400-acre Norton Wildlife Area offers good prospects for pheasant, waterfowl and rabbits. Both whitetailed and mule deer can be found here, as well as a variety of furbearers.
Fishing
Impoundment Type: ReservoirSurface Acres: 2,300Maximum Depth: 42 feetNormal Lake Level: 2304.3 conservation pool

The lake has Motor Boat Access



Fishing Population

Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Saugeye, Spotted Bass, Walleye, Wiper


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July 21 Clean, quiet, relaxing... by Stardust
Enjoyed my stay there in 09, looking forward to staying there this week... Nice facilities, nice people...


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Prarie Dog Area OfficeRR 431Norton, KS 67654(785) 877-2953 (Area Office)(785) 628-8614 (Regional Office)

The park entrance is located on US36 highway.

COMING FROM THE EAST:

1. Travel Four miles west of Norton, KS on US36; 2. Then one mile south on K261, park office is located on the east side of the road.

COMING FROM THE WEST:

1. Travel 32 miles east of Oberlin, KS on US36; 2. Then one mile south on K261, park office is located on the east side of the road.

GPS Location:

* 39 deg. 48.755 min north * 099 deg. 57.793 min west

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Prairie Dog State Park
Prairie Dog State Park