A brief introduction to Eisenhower State Park
Eisenhower State Park is a state park in Osage County, Kansas, United States, located 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Emporia and 35 miles (56 km) south of Topeka.
The park was formerly known as Melvern State Park, due to its location on the north shore of the 6,900-acre (28 km2) Melvern Lake, was renamed in 1990 to honor former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. The park includes 1,345 acres (5.44 km2) of prairie, 440 acres (1.8 km2) of woodland, and various areas for recreational activities.
The 10,008-acre (40.50 km2) Melvern Wildlife Area adjacent to the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, squirrels, various furbearers, and waterfowl making it a great place to observe or partake in hunting (by permission only). Hunting is allowed throughout the park except on the 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) waterfowl refuge, which is open to wildlife viewing from January 15 to October 1.
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Camper reviews for Eisenhower State Park
Beautiful & Quiet
I've stayed at the park twice this spring and enjoyed the lake views and quietness of the park. It is the hidden gem that they claim.
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