FALL RIVER STATE PARK
Positioned between the Cross Timbers region and the grasslands of the Flint Hills, Fall River State Park is home to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. The 980-acre park is a unique blend of forested flood plains, blackjack savannahs, and tallgrass prairie. Outdoors enthusiasts looking to get off the beaten track will find much to their liking at this park, located in southeastern Greenwood County.
Camping, swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, and picnics are popular pursuits at Fall River. Developed campsites include modern restroom and shower facilities. Forty-five electric/water hookups are available, plus more than 100 primitive campsites. New this fall children can enjoy our playground and swings. Six hiking trails and an orienteering course offer visitors an up-close and personal perspective on this unique area.
A favorite pastime here is canoeing Fall River, which feeds into the 2,450-acre reservoir of the same name. Bird watchers, photographers, and naturalists will enjoy a variety of native plants and animals here. More than 8,000 acres of public wildlife area next to the park are managed for a variety of game and nongame species. Dove, quail, deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl, and prairie chicken are common.
Fall River offers good fishing opportunities for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass and walleye. White bass fishing can be excellent in early spring, particularly in Otter Creek and Fall River above the reservoir.
Camping on designated areas and canoeing along Fall River or Otter Creek are popular pursuits for visitors to Fall River. Numerous areas are provided for camping and there are many access points for canoeing area waterways. Canoe rentals are available in nearby Eureka.
Parts of the wildlife area are maintained as wildlife sanctuaries and closed to the public. Visitors should be aware of the refuge areas and that vehicle traffic is restricted to the roadways and parking lots. Our no-trash policy means that visitors must take out what is brought into the wildlife area.
If you are looking for a primitive camping experience or a relaxing spot to hook up your RV, Fall River State Park offers it. Exceptional scenic spots can be found throughout the park. The developed campsites include modern restrooms and shower facilities as well as electric and water campsite hookups.
Surface Acres: 2,500 acresImpoundment Type: Reservoir Normal Lake Level: 948.5
Fishable Populations: Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass
Motorboat Access: Yes
Special Fishing Regulations: 6 per day Creel Limit on Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, & Spotted Bass