The state’s second largest lake, Tuttle Creek Lake is just five miles north of Manhattan. The dam and reservoir are on the western edge of the tallgrass prairie.
The area offers a large expanse of inland water with 104 miles of irregular, wooded shoreline. The surrounding 12,000 acres are ideal hunting grounds. The lake’s climate, wildlife and large water area make it a bountiful place for outdoor recreation.
Numerous public sites around the lake are available for fishing, boating, water-skiing, swimming, hunting, picnicking, camping and outdoor recreation.
Six areas provide boat launching ramps, restrooms, water supplies, picnic tables, grills and overnight camping pads. Shower facilities are available at the Stockdale area and at three state parks. There are 121 electrical RV hookups and plenty of primitive camping sites available in the River pond Area. user fees apply; shelter houses are also available for group events.