Lake Fort Scott

Lake Fort Scott

Lake Fort Scott is located near Fort Scott, Kansas, and is a 352-acre structure "nestled in a lush, heavily wooded, rural setting teaming with wildlife. Lakeside campsite areas, shelter houses and picnic areas are available to residents and visitors alike."

Cost: $5.00 per night for primitive tent camping. Self-pay via envelopes located on-site.

Fort Scott is also home to the nearby Gunn Park Trails, which offer over 4+ miles of wilderness trail through a mostly wooded area, including about 3/4 mile that runs right beside the Marmaton River. Another nearby camping option is Gunn Park.

Contact: Diane Clay, City Clerk,, 620-223-0550.

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Location: Fort Scott, KS

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Photos From Lake Fort Scott (4)

Lake Fort Scott - Campsite - This is a campsite at Lake Fort Scott, showing a picnic table and trash can. Campsites near the water are rocky and uneven, while sites farther from the water are generally flatter and grass-covered. Lake Fort Scott - Designated Camping Area - This sign identifies the Designated Camping Area at Lake Fort Scott. Camping at the lake is allowed only in this area. The lake, picnic shelter, and restrooms are shown in the background. Lake Fort Scott - Entrance Sign - This sign is located at the entrance to Lake For Scott, and shows the services and facilities provided: boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. Lake Fort Scott - Regulations - This sign, affixed to the picnic shelter, details the rules and regulations in the camping area at Lake Fort Scott. The cost for camping is $5 per night, paid on the honor system via self-pay envelopes and a lock-box (located in the shelter).

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Last Update: October 11th, 2012