Recreational lakes and strip pits provide more than 50 miles of shoreline and, in some areas, clear water has visibility more than 10 feet.
Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, and more are all stocked. Brown Trout, Walleye, Wiper, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Channel Catfish, and Crappie, are also stocked throughout the county. In recent years, these habitats have been improved further, including the use of hinge-cutting cedar trees and “Georgia Cubes”.
403 N US 69, Arma, KS 66712
New Nitro, Tracker, SunTracker, Tahoe boats. Tracker off-road utility vehicles. Fishing tackle & live bait. An outdoor show is also held at end of January.
1806 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Open since 1955 but a new shopping experience for most. One destination for archery, firearms, fishing & hunting. Sitka clothing distributor for 15+ years.
8345 Udall Road, Saint Paul, KS 66771
Open year round. More privacy than a motel. 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, laundry & lots of TV's. Lodge deck with fire pit. Handicap access.
1314 Jefferson, Saint Paul, KS 66771
Open year round. More privacy than a motel but still in town. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped laundry & kitchen, 2 living rooms with TV's.
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1 W Lake Rd, Farlington, KS 66734
150 acre lake locally known as Crawford Lake & Farlington Lake. Includes sandy swimming beach, 2 boat ramps, & multiple docks. Ideal for boats, canoes & kayaks.
700 N Cherokee, Frontenac, KS 66763
Three strip pit lakes sit on five acres in this quiet, off the beaten path park ideal for fishing, bird watching and picnics.
800 Maple St, Arma, KS 66712
Ball fields, restrooms, fishing, swimming pool. Arma City Lake: Best approach to Arma City Lake is from East Center Street.
813 Memorial Drive, Pittsburg, KS 66762
The oldest park in Pittsburg. Includes Bocce court, disc golf, golf, fishing, Kiddieland Amusement park, playground & aquatic center with lazy river.
507 E 560th Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762
A habitat unlike anywhere else in the state, 1000+ strip pit lakes with steep sided hills & dense vegetation dot Cherokee & Crawford counties across a coal bed.
An easy to access popular fishing & picnicking spot. Area donated by a mining company in 1926. Includes a 1950s era picnic shelter & 5 boat ramps.
8705 Wallace Road, St Paul, KS 66771
Created in 1960, the 3,246 acre area is a resting & feeding place for migratory waterfowl. Closed to all hunting. Fishing allowed from March 31 until August 31.
500 E Ford, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Small picturesque lake built around 1934 by the CWA. On the campus of Pittsburg State, is a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, walking & photos.
907 W McKay St, Frontenac, KS 66763
Four miles of trails, major portion of trail system is ADA accessible, 4 pits for fishing.