Fishing

Horse Thief Reservoir

Construction on the 450-acre reservoir began in 2008, and the dam was completed in August 2009. The Horse Thief Reservoir is a site for recreational activities and also serves as a flood retention facility. The facility opened in June of 2010.

Aireal lake photo

Camping, boating, skiing, swimming, picnicking, fishing. and hunting are just some of the great opportunities that are enjoyed at the Reservoir. The camping area has 42 camping sites with water and electric. A primitive camping area is also available. The camping area has a very nice shower and restroom facility located in the middle of all the camping area.

Area Lakes

Ford County Lake

45 surface acres
Three miles north, five miles east of Dodge City
Open to the public
Camping allowed in designated area  

Mariah Hills Golf Course Pond

Two surface acres on the golf course located at
1800 Matt Down Lane in Dodge City
Open to the public
No boating

Coldwater City Lake

250 surface acres
One mile south, one mile west of Coldwater, KS
Open to the public
Camping and boating allowed

Lake Charles

One surface acre
On the campus of Dodge City Community College
2601 North 14th Avenue, Dodge City
Open to the public
Camping available

Clark State Fishing Lake

337 surface acres
Eight and a half miles southwest of Kingsdown
Open to the public
Camping and boating allowed

Meade State Lake

80 surface acres
Eight miles south, five miles west of Meade, KS
Open to the public
Camping and boating allowed