Bonny Lake State Park is a recreational oasis on Colorados eastern plains, just a few miles from the Kansas border. Due to on-going negotiations for Colorado to come into interstate water compact compliance, Bonny Lake State Park has approximately 900-surface acres. (When full our reservoir contains 1,900 surface acres.) Currently, the outlook for the 2010 season is somewhat promising for being able to launch motorized vessels if the level of the lake holds. For the most current conditions at the park, one can go to Bonny Lake's Conditions Page. In addition, East Beach and North Cove campgrounds have closed permanently. Due to popular demand, it was recently decided to re-open the closed OHV area on June 12 for the summer. Camping will still not be allowed in North Cove. The reservoir is known for excellent fishing for walleye, channel catfish, and a variety of bass. Hunters come to Bonny Lake for deer (draw permit only), turkey (draw permit only), waterfowl, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit and squirrel. Due to budget reductions, the visitor center is closed during the winter (Oct 1 to May 1) and hunting and fishing licenses are no longer sold at the park. Located in the South Republican River valley with thousands of trees, Bonny Lake State Park offers a shady retreat from the grasslands of the high plains. Camping is available year-round and Bonny is the perfect destination for that first and last trip of the year. The park also has excellent wildlife and bird watching.

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