Memorial day, the true start to summer and water activity for everyone living in Kansas. As we get our kayaks ready, scout our camping sites and load the cars down for the first three day weekend, in what seemed like an eternity. Let us not forget, the true meaning behind Memorial day and those who gave us the freedom to enjoy our lakes and beautiful state.
We encourage everyone to be safe out there this weekend as it's usually a busy weekend.
For lake levels and park information make sure you check out the following sites for additional information.
1. US Army Corp of Engineers: Kansas City
2. Kansas Wildlife and Parks
While the lakes are still low and haven't begun to rise. We've found ourselves in two different lakes over the past weeks. We started our first trip out west with the newly filled and stocked Kingman county lake. We had heard good reports for fishing and wanted to check out the lake since it had been drained back in 2012. Although, the waters were still low and algae made kayaking a bit difficult. The fishing report was correct and the first fish of the season were caught. If you live in the West Wichita area and are looking for a quick get-away head west on 400 and stop off at Kingman.
Last weekend, was the second lake on the tour and we headed to what Kansas calls the cleanest lake in the state, Wilson lake. Wilson sits as the third largest lake in Kansas just North of I70, approximately forty-five minutes west of Salina. The weather was perfect but the lake was down six and a half feet. If you are looking for a weekend camping trip you can't beat Wilson lake. Tent fee are a $10 a night however if you're not into camping and enjoy the comforts of a bed at night, the town of Wilson, Kansas also has the great historical Midland Hotel.
We've included a couple images below of the lake levels but most importantly a photo of myself and Alex holding our stringer full of fish. Which now rest in our freezers.
We are landlocked kayak enthusiasts that love to uncover Kansas' true beauty in the water.