Lovewell Reservoir

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Lovewell Reservoir

Kansas

(785) 753-4971

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Overview

Lovewell Reservoir is just inside the Kansas border from Superior, Nebraska. Lovewell Dam and Reservoir are features of the Bostwick Division, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project. Reservoir peaks at 2,040 surface acres, ha 3,590 land acres and 44 miles of shoreline. The dam is owned and operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation but all recreation opportunities are managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Boating, camping, hunting and swimming, among others, can be enjoyed at the reservoir.

Map of Lovewell Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 39.899728, -98.059158

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Activities

  • Boating

    Lovewell is for people who love water. You'll find a full-service marina with double-lane boat ramp and daily or season boat slip rental.

  • Camping

    Lovewell is popular with campers. The area offers excellent shade with 23 full utility, 48 water/electric, 80 electric-only, long-term sites, improved primitive sites, primitive camping area, and ten rentable cabins. Designated electrical sites may be reserved, and Bluebird, Buffalo, and Walleye Point primitive camp areas are reservable for camping groups. Four showertoilet buildings, two vault toilets, and two trailer dump stations are centrally located in the park. A year-round unisex shower and restroom facility is also available at the park maintenance building.

  • Fishing

    The reservoir provides opportunites for catching walleye, bass, crappie, wiper, catfish, and bluegill. Lighted fish cleaning stations (with outlets for your electric fillet knives), lie west of the limestone school house and marina. Special creel and length limits are in effect for certain species.

  • Historic Sites

    A historic limestone schoolhouse hosts summer church services every Sunday.

  • Hunting

    Lovewell Wildlife Area has 2,215 acres of public hunting area available around the reservoir. Species managed for include deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game like pheasant, quail, rabbit and squirrel. Please keep in mind that this area is small and receives heavy hunting pressure, therefore some special restrictions will be used to provide quality hunting areas. The area office sells all of the required park permits as well as hunting licenses and big game permits.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic facilities are available throughout the dayuse areas, as well as two large group shelters that can be reserved.

  • RVing

    Lovewell is popular with campers. The area offers excellent shade with 23 full utility, 48 water/electric, 80 electric-only sites, as well as long-term sites. Designated electrical sites may be reserved, and Bluebird, Buffalo, and Walleye Point primitive camp areas are reservable for camping groups. Four showertoilet buildings, two vault toilets, and two trailer dump stations are centrally located in the park. A year-round unisex shower and restroom facility is also available at the park maintenance building.

  • Water Sports

    Lovewell is for people who love water. The south shore's high bluffs block the summer winds and help calm the waters. The Southwinds swimming beach offers both sun and shade.

Directions

Driving

The reservoir site is seven miles south of Superior, Nebraska or 6.4 miles south from Nebraska State line. Nearest highway is Kansas 14.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(785) 753-4971

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