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Clinton Lake, KS

Located on the southwest outskirts of Lawrence, Clinton Lake is an easy destination for boating and fishing enthusiasts. The 7,000-acre lake has decent populations of bass, crappie, hybrid stripers, white bass and catfish.

Several campgrounds along with general, public-access areas around the lake provide access for fishing from the bank. Canoes, kayaks, car-toppers, pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats are all popular ways to explore the 85 miles of shoreline. Boat ramp #2 is ADA accessible. A marina, restaurants, camping, lodging, convenience stores and fishing tackle are all at, or nearby the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Kansas

What to fish for...

Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, walleye, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Clinton Lake in Kansas.

Primary fish species residing in Clinton Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White crappie Walleye White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Clinton Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Clinton Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
785 749-3222

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Clinton Lake Boat Ramp #4
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E 600 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Clinton Lake Boat Ramp #5 & #6
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E 700 Road, this is a two, six-lane, concrete ramps with docks and paved parking.

Clinton Lake Boat Ramp #7
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off N 1190 Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Clinton Lake NW Kayak Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off E 400 Road, this is a portage area with gravel parking.

Clinton Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off E 800 Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Coon Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off E 550 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

East 800 Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off E 800 Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Rock Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off N 978 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Marinas

Clinton Lake Marina
1329 E 800 Road
Lawrence, KS 66049
785 749-3222

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Clinton State Park Campground - 785 842-8562

Bloomington Campgrounds - 785 843-7665

Hickory Campground - 816 389-2000

Rockhaven Park Equestrian Campground - 785 843-7665

Woodridge Primitive Park Campground - 785 843-7665

Clinton Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information
Clinton State Park
798 N 1415 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
785 842-8562

 

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