Locally, Sportsman’s Lake is a reservoir located just 3.2 miles south of Snow Goose Lodge. Go back to 30th and drive south 2 miles. Turn right and go .4 miles and you will have arrived.
Some of the state’s most popular larger lakes include Lovewell Reservoir about 30 minutes north near the Nebraska border and Waconda Lake less than an hour to the southwest.
Lovewell Reservoir and the Lovewell State Park are in northern Jewell County, about 30 minutes north near the Nebraska border, or about 21 miles northwest of Courtland. The lake has 2,986 surface acres; Lovewell lake information; Lovewell Park information, and Park headquarters are at Rt. 1, Box 66A, Webber, KS 66970 (phone +1 785-753-4971). Lovewell State Park is a haven for outdoors lovers looking for variety. It is located off the beaten track and offers an enticing blend of camping, fishing, wildlife watching, and special events.
Waconda Lake and Glen Elder State Park are in Mitchell County about 50 miles southwest, or 12 miles west of Beloit. The lake has 12,586 acres, and it is one of Kansas’ largest lakes. Glen Elder Lake information; and Glen Elder Park information. The Park headquarters are at 2131 – 180 Road, Glen Elder, KS 67446 (phone +1 785-545-3345). Numerous recreational opportunities are featured.
Glen Elder State Park offers convenient access to the reservoir where crappie, walleye, white bass, saugeye, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and flathead catfish attract anglers. Glen Elder State Park is nationally recognized as the 5th best state park in the United States (source: August 2004 Field and Stream magazine). Swimming, boating, hiking, volleyball, softball, and bicycling facilities are all available.