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Welcome to Glen Elder, Kansas, Waconda Lake & Glen Elder State Park


Glen Elder State Park
KS Dept of Wildlife & Parks
2131 180 Rd.
Glen Elder, KS  67446


Park Facilities    Storm Shelter     Maps     Waconda Lake    Get More info About GE State Park at KS Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism


Less than a quarter of a mile west of Glen Elder, and situated on the north shores of Waconda Lake, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With its rural  setting, this is a perfect place to relax. The Park Office is located about a quarter mile south of the HWY 24 & 128 junction. (Approximately 15 miles west of Beloit, KS or 5 miles east of Cawker City, KS.)


The office is OPEN throughout the year, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. Hours extend to seven days a week, 8am to 4:30pm, beginning April 16th through Labor Day weekend. Between Memorial weekend and July 4th, the office will be open from 8am to 8pm on Friday and Saturdays.


For permits, visit either the Park office or one of the Self-pay stations at each Park entrance. Vehicle, camping, and utility permits are required year-round.

Welcome To Glen Elder State Park, Waconda Lake -- Glen Elder, Kansas

For EMERGENCY Assistance, call the Park office or the Mitchell County Sheriff: 
Dial 911
or call  (785) 738-3523.




STORM EMERGENCY SHELTERS   GE State Park now has the capability to shelter 400+ underground for storms. A storm shelter/storage area under the Park Office is capable of holding over 200 people in an emergency. This capacity more than doubles that of he ADA accessible Hopewell Church basement (located just south of the Park office.) With these means, no one needs to be put on the road to Glen Elder or other shelters except for a holiday weekend. Park personnel encourage and educate visitors about severe weather procedures and make the shelters available whenever the need arises. The staff monitors severe weather situations on a constant basis. They also use local weather tools effectively by informing the public to listen to FM 94.1 for real-time weather information.



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