close

Big Hill Lake Camping

Big Hill Lake - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

Campgrounds

Campgrounds in Big Hill Lake

Cherryvale Park

Big Hill Lake

Downstream Point

Big Hill Lake

Mound Valley

Big Hill Lake

Overlook Ks

Big Hill Lake

Timber Hill Park

Big Hill Lake

Overview

A brief introduction to Big Hill Lake

Welcome to Kansas' "Little Ozarks"! Located 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas.
Five beautiful park areas are offered by the Corps of Engineers for camping, picnicking, and other outdoor activities. Facilities available at these areas include designated campsites both with and without electricity, group picnic and camping areas, potable water, sanitary facilities, boat launching ramps, a playground, ballfield and a swimming beach with a change house. Camping fees are collected at three of the park areas and a day use fee is collected for the beach and boat ramps. More detailed information regarding the fee program can be obtained at the project office.
Other features of the lake include the Big Hill Lake Horse Trail. This trail is 17 miles long and provides a variety of terrain for all ages to enjoy. It also offers tethering areas and three parking area which are equipped with limited facilities and may be used for overnight camping by trail riders.
Due to stocking, fish shelters and leaving large areas of timber and other vegetation standing, Big Hill has developed into one of the most productive and popular fishing spots in the area. Principal species of sport fish include largemouth bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, walleye and smallmouth bass.
With Big Hill being one of the clearest lakes in Kansas, our alcohol-free sand-covered beach has become a popular spot for cooling off from the summer heat.

Big Hill Lake is a body of water in Labette County, Kansas, United States. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of Cherryvale and 9.5 miles (15.3 km) southwest of Parsons. The reservoir holds 1,240 acres (5.0 km2) of water, with 367 acres (1.49 km2) available for public use. Fishing, picnicking, boating, and a sandy beach swimming area are popular activities. The lake is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Facilities available at Big Hill Lake include designated campsites both with and without utilities, group picnic and camping areas, primitive camping areas, potable water, sanitary facilities, boat launching ramps, playgrounds, a ball field and a swimming beach with a change house. Camping fees are collected at all of the park areas, and a day use fee is collected for the beach and boat ramps.Other features include the Big Hill Lake Horse Trail, which is 17 miles long and winds along a scenic hardwood ridge. It also offers tethering areas and three parking areas which are equipped with limited facilities and may be used for overnight camping by trail riders. Various species of wildlife can be seen throughout the hike of the trail.Due to stocking, fish shelters and leaving large areas of timber and other vegetation standing, Big Hill Lake has developed into one of the most productive and popular fishing spots in the area. Principal species of sport fish include large mouth bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, walleye and small mouth bass.With Big Hill Lake being one of the clearest lakes in Kansas, it has become a popular recreational destination in the region.

Read more about Big Hill Lake at Wikipedia

ARE Big Hill Lake campsites SOLD OUT?

We can help! Many campsite reservations are cancelled daily. Just tell us when you’d like to camp at Big Hill Lake, and how long you want to camp for. We’ll text you when a suitable spot opens up!

Scan for cancellations

Contact Big Hill Lake

Spotted an error?

Whoops! Sometimes we make mistakes. Want to help improve the Big Hill Lake listing? Please suggest a correction.

Map

View a map of Big Hill Lake

UNABLE TO RESERVE A CAMPSITE?

Get notified when a sold-out campground has availability

Tell us when, where, and how long you want to camp for. We’ll notify you (via SMS) when a suitable spot opens up at that campground—so you can nab that sold-out campsite reservation!

Create a scan