Outlet (Pomona Lake)

Vassar, Kansas

Overview

Outlet Campground is located along 110 Mile Creek in eastern Kansas at Pomona Lake. The scenic park appeals to family campers, sportsmen and water sport enthusiasts. The reservoir covers 4,000 acres and offers excellent fishing and boating opportunities.

Recreation

Fishing, boating, picnicking, and hunting are favorite activities on and around Pomona Lake. The lake's fish and wildlife resources provide ample opportunities for sportsmen and women.

Three nearby trails meander around Pomona Lake, providing visitors with hiking and nature study opportunities. Deer Creek Nature Trail and Witches' Broom Trail are short trails for hikers. The Black Hawk Trail offers a 33 mile loop with several trailheads and is a popular hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking path.

Facilities

Outlet Campground offers 34 campsites and two group day-use picnic shelters, all of which have electric and water hookups. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, a shower building, playground, nature trail, dump station, laundry facilities and a boat ramp.

The local sheriff's department and Corps of Engineers rangers patrol the park during the recreation season.

A visitor center is located a short distance from the park and provides educational displays about the lake and its environment.

Natural Features

Pomona Lake is situated among the rolling hills, mixed grasslands, croplands and forests of eastern Kansas. Wildlife and numerous species of birds can be observed at this secluded, heavily shaded campground. Bald eagles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkey, crappie, walleye, channel catfish and other wildlife can be found here.

Nearby Attractions

Numerous parks lie on the banks of Pomona Lake, offering additional boating, fishing, swimming, hunting and hiking opportunities.

The town of Lyndon, Kansas is less than 10 miles away, with limited restaurants and shops. This small town is home to 22 historical sites and the smallest Carnegie library still in use.

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