Waconda Lake & Glen Elder Wildlife Area
Waconda Lake and Glen Elder Dam, located adjacent to U.S. Highway 24 and less than half mile west of Glen Elder, and just east of Cawker City, Kansas, offers some of the best outdoor recreation, fishing, hunting and camping that Kansas offers.
One of the Kansas' premier hunting and fishing locations, the Glen Elder Wildlife Area consists of 13,000 land acres surrounding all sides of the lake and 12,586 water acres. There are also many 1000s of acres dedicated to public walk-in hunting on other properties. Several boat ramp access points are available.
Waconda Lake services 21,000 acres of valley lands for irrigation and provides substantial municipal water supply, flood control, and pollution abatement benefits.
Glen Elder State Park, located on the lake's north west shore, maintained by Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, accents the beauty of the area and visitor accessibility for marina services, camping, picnicking. Here, you can see for miles in all directions. Plus, you will see some of the most spectacular vistas and sunsets that America has to offer.