Wilson Lake is a reservoir that was built on the Russell County and Lincoln County borders. Located in the heart of the Smoky Hills, Wilson State Park is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the state. Wilson Reservoir features a rugged shoreline punctuated by scenic cliffs and rocky outcrops.
The park and surrounding wildlife area offer the opportunity to view and photograph deer, pheasant, waterfowl, songbirds, and furbearers. Wilson Wildlife Area is located on the upper end of 9,000 acre Wilson Reservoir. The 8,069-acre public hunting area is made up of 5,000 acres of rugged rolling hills of native prairie, approximately 2,000 acres of cropland, and 1,000 acres of riparian timber along the Saline River, Cedar Creek, Turkey Creek, and Elm Creek. The area has a waterfowl refuge that was established in 1996.
Fishing, water recreation, and trails are offered within the lake area. The park’s 945 acres consist of two areas, Hell Creek and Otoe, both situated on the south side of the 9,000-acre Wilson Reservoir. Famous for its striped bass and walleye fishing, Wilson attracts thousands of anglers each year.
Rocktown is an experience you will want to see with sandstone pillars and uncommon plant varieties. The Cedar Trail in the Otoe area is a one-mile loop with a concrete surface and is great for a leisurely, low-stress walk. The 25.5-mile long Switchgrass Bike Trail is popular with mountain bikers to pursue this challenging activity and is nationally known for its course rated “epic”! For the less adventurous, the trail also offers bicyclists a scenic 10-mile route. The Dakota Trail gives visitors one of the best views of the Kansas prairie and Wilson Reservoir. “Lovegrass” is a 3-day live music event held every August that ads to the culture of the lake area.
Multi acre lots are available for purchase, however, pre-existing home listings are typically limited to a very small amount. Homes are located on the Russell County and Lincoln County sides of the residential area. Residential homes at the lake range in value from $450,000 to $2,000,000. Depending on the acreage, prices can range from $85,000 to $300,000.
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Lake Wilson Homes for Sale
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