Arkalon Park is the perfect spot for hiking, fishing, picnicking and camping. The park has ponds, streams, marshes, and three lakes, all of which are stocked with fish. Many species of wildlife, including beavers, deer, turtles, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, and a variety of birds, including Canadian geese, bluebirds and falcons make Arkalon Park their home. Nature trails through the marsh area provide an opportunity to see the wildlife in its natural habitat. Electrical hookups in the campground area, a bathhouse, a RV dump station, and a shelter facility are also provided.
10 miles northeast of Liberal on U.S. Highway 54
April 1 - October 15 annually
7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. 7 days a week
Shelter: 7:00 A.M. - 9:30 P.M. (Reservation fee required)
Fishing: 7:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
City Hall at (620) 626-2206
(620) 626-0531 (April 1 - October 15)
Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A State of Kansas fishing license is required to fish at the Arkalon Park. All State regulations are strictly enforced.
25$ Per Day
$15.00 per night with electricity, due in advance.
$5.00 per night without electricity, due in advance.
General park rules prohibit hunting, fireworks and the discharge of firearms, speeds faster than 30 mph in the park or 5 mph in the campground. Vehicles are limited to graded roads, with right-of-way for cattle and wildlife. There is a leash requirement for pets. Camping is permitted for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. Alcohol is prohibited on park property. No glass containers are allowed on the property. There is no swimming, cutting of trees, or littering. The use of ATV and dirt bikes in the Arkalon Park facility is strictly prohibited. Penalty fines are $500 - $1,000.
In addition to fishing, camping and having a picnic at the Arkalon, you can walk the nature trail, play volleyball and horseshoes or enjoy the wildlife in the Park, including wild turkey and bird watching.
A new addition to the activities at the Arkalon Park include the locations of 30-plus cache treasures hidden by local geo-caching enthusiasts. This new 21st century 'scavenger hunt' uses a hand-held geographic position satellite receiver (GPS) to locate the hidden treasures. Geo-caching enthusiasts hide their caches and note the coordinates of it by listing the latitude and longitude of the location with their GPS on the Internet.
To find out more about geocaching and locate sites around Liberal, click on www.geocaching.com and enter the 67901 zip code.