Lake Scott Park is a picturesque oasis in the high Plains, named one of the 50 must see state parks by National Geographic Magazine. Hidden within a western Kansas prairie, the park is a startling oasis of natural springs, deep wooded canyons and craggy bluffs. A 100 acre lake, created by a dam constructed in 1930, is nestled among the picturesque hills. Groves of hackberry, ash, elm, willow, walnut, and cedar trees complement its banks and several majestic cottonwoods as old as the lake also accent the area.
Rich in hisory and scenic splendor, Lake Scott State Park and Wildlife Area provides a perfect recreational setting for boating, year-round fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and wildlife observation. Scott Lake State park averages about 150,000 visitors a year and continues to be extremely popular with fisherman.