Things To Do & See In North Central Kansas
This post is part of a series of 12 posts featuring attractions from natural wonders to man made oddities and just about everything in-between; all of which you can find in North Central Kansas.
A 1 hour adventure from Alton, Kansas along US highways 24 and 281 and KS highways 18 and 232 will lead you to the beautiful Wilson lake. [Russell and Lincoln counties]
This lake is actually a reservoir built and managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers for flood control. Wilson lake has been noted as the clearest lake in the state of Kansas. With over 9,000 water surface acres and over 100 miles of shoreline this is the most scenic lakes in the state. And some of the best fishing in the area too.
It is also used for wildlife management and recreation with several parks located along its shoreline including Wilson State Park. Recognized for its boating, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and bike trails Wilson lake is the leading recreational spot for many of the surrounding communities.
And its a beautiful drive from Lake Wilson to Alton, Kansas where you’ll find The Craft Basket and one of the best holiday shopping experiences in the area!
Counties in North Central Kansas include: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Osborne, Republic, Russell, Saline, Smith, and Washington – These posts represent just a small sampling of what you can find in our part of the state; if you have visited our area please feel free to comment on the amazing wonders of Kansas that you have experienced.