National Park Service
Three preserve ponds are open to the public for catch and release fishing under the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Park's Fishing Impoundments and Stream Habitats (F.I.S.H.) program. The fishing program is available during daylight hours year-round. A valid Kansas fishing license is required for anglers between the ages of 16 - 65.
The fishing ponds are located northeast of Strong City. From Strong City, travel east on U.S. 50 for 1.5 miles, turning north on U-Road at the Kansas historic marker. Travel approximately one mile on gravel road. The parking lot is on the west side of the road. The ponds are accessible via a short hike from the parking area.
See map below for fishing locations. A larger map is available at the fishing area kiosk.
Fishing on Fox Creek
Fishing is available on Fox Creek from the Bottomland Trail (south end) to the low water crossing located approximately 2 miles north and is available by walk-in access only. Park your vehicle in the Bottomland Trail parking lot located 1/3 mile east of St. Anthony cemetery on the gravel County Road 227. The road is not marked, so watch carefully as you approach the cemetery. Fishing is catch-and-release and anglers must possess a valid Kansas fishing license.
See the map below for Fox Creek fishing.
Did You Know?
Cattle can gain up to 2 pounds per day grazing on the prairie grasses of the Flint Hills. The calcium found in the limestone erodes into the soil, making the prairie plants more nutritious for grazing animals. Cattle grazing is still the main agricultural use of the Flint Hills today.