Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – Pittsburg: MLWA Unit #1 (Fishing Lake)

US-69 & North County Road
Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-3173

An easy to access popular fishing & picnicking spot. Five boat ramps. Adjacent to the Bob Grant Bison Herd pen. Area donated by a mining company in 1926. Includes a 1950’s era picnic shelter.

Crawford State Fishing Lake #2

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671

150 acre lake locally known as Crawford Lake & Farlington Lake. Includes sandy swimming beach, 2 boat ramps, & multiple docks. Ideal for boats, canoes & kayaks.

Fishing information available at https://ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Where-to-Fish-in-Kansas/Fishing-Locations-Public-Waters/Southeast-Region/Crawford-State-Fishing-Lake

While youth enjoy a sandy swimming beach and playgrounds, pleasure boaters, kayakers, tubers and water skiers enjoy the lake, and anglers enjoy fishing, using docks and two boat ramps to fish for channel catfish, crappie, and striped bass, supplied by a national fish hatchery located below the dam.

The ADA compliant playground at Crawford State Park’s beach area was installed in 2006. The playground consists of numerous swings, three slides, two sets of climbing stuctures, and a playhouse. Access to the beach swimming area, shelter house, bathroom facilities, cafe, and marina are within easy walking distance.

Permits Required
State Park vehicle permits are required for the Crawford State Park.

For more information, check the website or contact the Crawford State Park Office by calling (620) 362-3671. Office hours: Off Season hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

Bone Creek Reservoir

840 N 200th St
Arcadia, KS 66711
(620) 231-3173

Bone Creek Reservoir is a very young body of water established in 1996 when the Bone Creek Valley was flooded to provide water for the residents of Crawford and Cherokee Counties.

The reservoir is ideal for fishing stocked with monster-size largemouth bass, catfish, walleye and crappie.

Weekly tournaments as are other regional tournaments. Hosts include Bone Creek Tournaments, American Bass Anglers Association District 128E Tournaments, and the Mirza Shriners Tournaments.