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Lake Atwood

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Camping/RV Hook-ups at Lake Atwood. Located on the south side of Lake Atwood.  Electric hook-ups and bathrooms with showers available.  Permits and keys to the hook-ups can be picked up at Atwood Liquor Store - 785-626-9656, located on the at 402 Grant on Highway 36.  Permits are $25/night; weekly and monthly special rates are available.

  hayden nature trail

Hayden Wildlife Nature Trail
(Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site—OWLS)
The nature trail is located at the intersections of Highways 36 and 25 on the far west end of Lake Atwood. Nature lovers and hikers will enjoy walking the winding trail while observing birds and other wildlife. Along the ¾ mile trail, there is an observation tower, benches and interpretative signs highlighting wildlife, plant species and history of the trail and lake. The goal of the OWLS Program is to foster an appreciation of nature, as well as to inspire citizens to cooperate in protecting natural resources and wildlife habitat.

The addition of a boat dock has made Atwood Lake more accessible.

Kayakers have used the dock to access their kayaks, and many people have fished off the dock since it was installed by volunteers and an offender work crew from Norton Correctional Facility.

Grant funds partially paid for the costs of constructing the dock, which was then made fully handicapped accessible through an addition funded by a Second Century grant. The dock was constructed locally by Carlson Industries.

Learn more about foundation grants at, click on grants, then grant stories.
boat dock

There is a pavilion on the south side of the lake for rent.  Please contact Chris Niermier 785-626-0297