A fisherman’s paradise can be found at Sebelius Reservoir, a man-made lake with about 2,500 surface acres of water and located approximately for miles west of Norton. The lake offers excellent boating and is renowned for its large numbers of trophy wipers, a white bass/striped bass hybrid known for its ferocious fighting ability. Walleye, saugeye, crappie, channel cat, blue cat, and flathead,bluegill, both large mouth and spotted bass, and carp can all be reeled in at the Reservoir.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks maintains a state park on the north side of the lake. More than 40 electrical hookups, boat ramps, trails, and a marina make Prairie Dog a complete park. Norton Wildlife Area, which surrounds the lake, offers 6,500 acres for hunting, nature watching, and exploring. Two vintage 1800s buildings, including the only adobe house on its original site in Kansas in the park provide a bit of local history.rn