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Cedar Bluff Reservoir, State Park & Wildlife Area



Cedar Bluff is named after the 100-foot tall, cedar-covered, limestone bluffs which rise above the south shoreline.   Construction began in 1949 and was completed in 1951.   It quickly became a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts in western Kansas and consists of over 15,000 acres of water and wildlife area.   Cedar Bluff is located thirteen miles south of I-70 Exit 135 on KS Hwy 147 in west central Kansas.   It’s also a large part of the Smoky Valley Scenic Byway which travels through the area.   A drive to the Bluff Overlook on the south shore provides a spectacular view of the area and is a great location from which to view wildlife.

State Park:

  • Excellent base camp for anglers, hunters, and year-round explorers

  • Offers all types of recreation – hunting, fishing, water sports, camping, hiking and bird & wildlife watching

  • Comprised of two areas – Bluffton Area on north shore and Page Creek Area on south shore

  • Offers 131 utility campsites, numerous primitive camping areas, and a group campground

  • Offers five shower houses

  • Offers three modern rental cabins and three rustic rental cabins

  • Offers five boat ramps with courtesy docks and a fish-cleaning station

  • Offers two large community shelters, two large playgrounds, sand volleyball pits, basketball court,  BMX track, and a beach

  • Agave Ridge Hiking & Biking Trail located on south shore


  • Water level  varies with weather conditions

  • Currently low water level with drought conditions

  • Excellent angling opportunities for wiper, white bass, and walleye

  • Fair angling opportunities for channel catfish and crappie

  • Limited angling opportunities for black bass

  • Rainbow trout stocked in stilling basin in spring and fall


Wildlife Area:

  • Open to hunting, fishing, and trapping

  • Home to variety of wildlife – pheasants, quail, dove, waterfowl, small game, deer and turkeys

  • Areas may be closed to public during certain seasons; Check with State Park Office

Contact Us


32001 147 Hwy
Trego County, KS

Mailing Address:

32001 147 Hwy
Ellis, KS 67637

(785) 726-3212