Kansas May 02, 2019
The Kansas Lake Surrounded By Beautiful Rock Formations That Will Take Your Breath Away
Here in Kansas, we’ve got a healthy love for anything in nature here. Today’s location is both a beautiful lake and full of rock formations you can enjoy from the land or from the water. If you love rock formations and beautiful lakes, this is the perfect 2-in-1 destination. You’ll be busy exploring all day, so don’t forget to pack well!
Welcome to the gorgeous and rocky Wilson Lake State Park. Wilson Reservoir is a stunning example of how Kansas isn't all flat farmland like others would like to believe.
In fact, Wilson Lake and its 9,000 acres are a perfect example. There's a beautiful blue lake, rocky outcroppings, and plenty of hilly areas surrounding the lake for miles. These rocky areas are why we're here - they're built in rock formations to a beautiful lake!
You can explore these rocky shores from above the water through hiking or mountain biking in and around the rocks. There's over 25 miles of trail for you to explore, so don't forget your mountain bike or walking stick at home.
You can see areas where the water used to rise high enough to create smoother textures and holes in the rock as the water flowed through.
Additionally, these rock-lined areas of water can be traversed with a canoe! Canoeing through these little waterways is a great way to see the rock up close and relax under the sunshine.
If you love the park as much as I do, you'll want to camp out as well. Wilson Reservoir is a great place to stay, and the state park attached is one of my favorite camping spots when it's not too busy.
Of course, nothing beats sitting on the shore with your toes in the water. It's one of our most beautiful lakes, and we hope to keep it this beautiful for a long time.
Next time you're looking for a wonderful nature trip, consider checking Wilson Lake off of your bucket list.
Address: 3 State Park Road, Sylvan Grove, KS 67481
If you’re ready for a full day’s adventure, why not check out this
beautiful and historic scenic byway before and after this stunning lake.