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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Kanza View Picnic Shelter

Kanza View Picnic Shelter is located at the east end of Council Grove Dam just off Kansas Highway 177. It offers some of the most scenic views of the lake.


Although Council Grove Lake has excellent fishing and boating opportunities, access to the water limits these activities at Kanza View. Picnicking and tent camping at Kanza View's primitive sites are this location's primary activities.


Kanza View offers five undeveloped campsites most suitable for tent camping. The roofed day-use picnic pavilion has six picnic tables seating 40 people. The picnic pavillion is the only facility that may be reserved in advance. There is no electricity. A single water hydrant for shared use is located near the pavillion. Bathroom facilities are masonary vault toilets.

Natural Features

The park sits on top of a hill adjacent to the lake offering breathtaking lake views. Although the park has many open grassy areas interspersed with large Cottonwood and Oak trees, access to the lake is limited due to the steep, rocky terrain.

Nearby Attractions

Multiple developed campgrounds surround Council Grove Lake in the near vicinity. The town of Council Grove affords an array of historic sites and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is 18 miles south on Highway 177.

ADA Access: N

$10.00 - $20.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Water Hookups
Kanza View Picnic Shelter is located in Kansas
38.6865 N
-96.4923 W
Get Directions
1 mile north of Council Grove, Kansas on Highway 177. Then west 200 yards on Lake Road (goes across dam).
1 Review of Kanza View Picnic Shelter
First to Review
Nice Lake

The lake was my favrote part. Depending on where you went there were nice fields to play frisbee in.