Guide To Fishing At Hillsdale Lake
AKA: Hillsdale Reservoir
Fishing is one of the major draws at Hillsdale Lake, a 5,400-acre lake in the northeast part of the state. In addition, camping, swimming and water sports attract outdoor enthusiasts.
Fishing enthusiasts can explore over 50 miles of shoreline in search of bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and white bass. Walleye and crappie are the most popular targets. There are three boat launch ramps from which to choose. Hillsdale State Park, Antioch, and Jayhawk Marina all have launch ramps accessible to the public. Nearby these boat ramps are areas with access for fishing from the bank, and portage of canoes and kayaks.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and white bass at Hillsdale Lake in Kansas.
Primary fish species residing in Hillsdale Lake
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Hillsdale Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Antioch Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off Waverly Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Cedar Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, west side, off Cedar Niles Road, this is a multi-lane, earthen ramp with gravel parking.
Hillsdale State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Park Campground Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Jayhawk Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Lake Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and lots of paved parking.
Marysville Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Orleans Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Orleans Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Orleans Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Waverly Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the north end of the Waverly Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
26353 Jayhawker Drive
Paola, KS 66071
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Hillsdale State Park Campground - 913 783-4507
Hillsdale Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Hillsdale State Park
26001 255 St
Paola, KS 66071
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Hillsdale Lake offers bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and white bass fishing in northeast KS.