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Hillsdale Lake

Kansas Corps Projects
26000 W 255th
Paola, KS 66071-0000
(913) 783-4366


Area Type: Day use facilities only.

Area Facilities:

Potable Water Facilities: Municipal

Sewage Treatment Facilities: Conventional treatment plant

Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 1/0

Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0

Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 3/0

# of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 1/24/0

Trail Facilities:

Hiking/Interpretive Trails: 2/2

Biking/Equestrian Trails: 2/0

Area Name: Russell Crites Area


Camping is only allowed in the 200 designated camping sites in the Russell Crites Area. Approximately 99 sites have electric and water hook-ups available where a nightly utility fee is required. Two bathroom/showerhouses are available during the regular camping season, April15 - October 15.

All vehicles require day-use permits while in state park permit area.

All campers must have a nightly camping permit.

Campers in an electric and water camping site must pay a utility fee.

Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings.

Only 3.2 cereal malt beverage consumption is allowed in state park and wildlife areas. No kegs or party balls.

There is currently no target practicing allowed in the Hillsdale State Park or Wildlife Areas except as authorized by the Park or Wildlife Area Managers.

Pets are required to be on a leash or confined to a cage or vehicle in all state park permit areas except while hunting in designated hunting areas.


This information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Kansas Wildlife & Parks Dept.