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Cheney State Park, Cheney

#31 of 31 in Nature in Kansas
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Cheney State Park is a state park of Kansas in the United States. Completed in 1964, the park is located in Kingman and Reno counties in Kansas, 5 miles north of Cheney and 20 miles west of Wichita.
The park is divided into two areas comprising 1913acre, straddling the 6800acre Cheney Reservoir, one of the top sailing lakes in the United States. The Ninnescah Sailing Association has facilities in the West Shore Area. A marina in the East Shore Area offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.
There are nature and hiking trails at Giefer Creek and Spring Creek. A handicapped-accessible fishing complex is available at the Toadstool Loop Jetty.
The park features 29 miles of asphalt roads and parking areas; a park office; 2 marina's; 223 electrical hookup sites with water; over 400 primitive camp sites; 4 trailer dumpstations; 6 boat ramps with 22 launching lanes; 4 courtesy docks; 2 fish cleaning stations; 7 modern pit toilets; 9 showerhouses; 1 shelter with restrooms; 2 large group shelters; 2 medium group shelters; 29 small picnic shelters; 1 group camping area with 20 utility sites, a large shelter and a restroom; 2 nature trails; and 7 modern cabins.
The 5200acre Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides opportunities for wildlife watching, nature photography, and hunting. A refuge has been set aside within the wildlife area for migratory waterfowl. The area is closed to all activities from September 15 through March 15, when it is reopened for fishing and non-hunting day use activities.
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  • A little shallow which is great for getting in the water but not so much for fishing off the bank. The Marina was great for ice and emergency supplies! Except too beer sales on Sunday. Bath houses....  more »
  • Just visited with the family which included 3 teenangers. We stayed on East Loop. We had wad water on both sides. The bathrooms were very clean. Even though we were just passing through we would love....  more »
  • We love getting away and spending time at the lake. We don't own a boat or a jet ski but enjoy finding a sandy beach to sit and watch the kids play in the water. It's also neat to watch the sailboats on the water and take in the beauty of nature.
  • Boating and skiing. Wear a life jacket. ~This water has deep holes and whirl pools.~ Camping and fishing. The fish here can get big! There is a swim area. The beach is nice.

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