Council Grove Lake is located in the famous Flint Hills region of Kansas. The lake is one mile northwest of the historic town of Council Grove and within walking distance of the Santa Fe Trail. Located on the Neosho River, the lake is in a very aesthetic setting with the rolling bluestem hills trimmed with hickory, oak, walnut, and elm along the streams.
Council Grove Lake is one of the top outdoor recreation sites in Kansas. With ten developed parks for camping, picnicking, nature trails, fishing, sightseeing, and countless other activities. There are 3,310 acres of water to boat, water ski, fish, and play. In addition, Council Grove provides an all-terrain vehicle area below the dam, in Outlet Channel East.