On the eastern edge of Kansas' Flinthills Region, Outlet Park is on Melvern Lake. It draws outdoor enthusiasts from a wide range of disciplines. Melvern Lake covers approximately 7,000 acres of water and 18,000 acres of land open for public use. Outlet Park offers 150 camp sites (61 with electric and water hook-ups and 89 with electric, water, and sewer hook-ups), a reservable group picnic shelter, a boat ramp, and numerous individual picnic sites. Other amenities include three shower buildings, sanitary dump station, pay phone, swimming beach with change house and showers, a stocked fishing pond, several vault toilets and waterborne restrooms, a ballfield, a handicapped accessible fishing dock, an amphitheater, two nature trails, two courtesy docks with fish cleaning stations, and a playground.
Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 day minimum stay on weekends. This campground requires a 3 day minimum stay on holiday weekends. Campsites are restricted to one wheeled camping unit and one tent or two tents. The park is open year round. Facilities are available April 1 to October 31 and a park attendant is on duty. The Outlet Park Fishing Pond will be catch and release only for the 2003 recreation season. For more information or to inquire about the Youth Camp Area please call (785) 549-3318.
Directions: From US-75, Melvern exit, 1/4 mile west on Melvern Lake Parkway to cut-off rd, then 1/4 miles west to River Pond Parkway (campground road), then 1/2 mile north.
Normal Services Available:
4-1-2003 through 10-31-2003 .