Nestled in the rolling, wooded countryside of southeast Kansas which is referred to as the "Little Ozarks", Overlook Park offers numerous opportunities for sportsmen, naturalists, hikers, and those seeking water- related recreation and relaxation. Big Hill Lake is rated as one of the top bass fishing lakes in Kansas. Visitors enjoy swimming at one of southeast Kansas' largest sand beaches in nearby Mound Valley Park, as well as attending the Saturday evening programs presented at the amphitheater in Mound Valley Park during the summer. Three group picnic shelters are available for reservation at Overlook Park.
Reservations must be made 1 day in advance. Overlook Park is a day-use area only. The shelters are available April to October for $25/day/shelter. Groups over 100 are required to reserve 2 shelters to accommodate the parking. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited within the swim beach area. For more information, call the Big Hill Lake Office at 620-336-3903.
Directions: Exit off US 169 at Cherryvale, KS and go east on Main St. Turn south at the end of Main St. onto Olive St., go • block (there is a sign), turn east onto CR 5000, follow paved road 4.5 miles to Big Hill Lake, and follow the signs to the Overlook Park.
Normal Services Available:
3-28-2003 through November-2003 .