Pottawatomie State Fishing
K-99 highway traverses the dam for the lake.
- Photos by Jim Mason
|Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake No.1, surrounded by bluestem prairie
and bordered by woodlands, has a variety of wildlife.
|In summer, great blue herons can be seen feeding in the shallows.
Early spring and fall will bring migrating waterfowl, including buffleheads, common
goldeneyes, and green-winged and blue-winged teal.
Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus) mingles with the cattails on the shoreline.
Look along the stream at the north end for beaver dams and feeding
signs. Be alert for white-tailed deer and raccoons. In the woodlands watch for great
horned and eastern screech-owls. Warblers, flycatchers, and vireos are present during
migrations. Along the edge between woodland and grassland are northern cardinals, blue
jays, northern flickers, and downy woodpeckers. Local raptors include northern harriers,
red-tailed hawks, and American kestrels.
|Handicapped-accessible restroom, Picnic tables, Boat ramp.|
Primitive camping only.
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No developed trails.
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From Westmoreland (20 miles NE of Manhattan) take K-99 5 miles north. Each of
the three entries off the highway has limited visibility, so exercise care when entering
or leaving the park.
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The entity responsible for management of Pottawatomie
#1 is the Kansas
Department of Wildlife, Parks &
Tourism. Contact them at (785) 273-6740
if you have specific questions about the use or management of this site.
You may download the KDWPT brochure on Pottawatomie #1 from
their web site.
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