Cherryvale Park

Big Hill Lake



Cherryvale Park is a beautiful outdoor destination in southeast Kansas, offering a variety of activities such as camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming. The lake is a popular spot for fishing tournaments, and the nearby equestrian trails and beach provide plenty of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Facilities include campsites, drinking water, restrooms, showers, a playground and a dump station. The park also offers a peaceful atmosphere with plenty of shade from the trees and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.


Cherryvale Park is located on the crystal clear Big Hill Lake in southeast Kansas.

The lake boasts three campgrounds, three equestrian trails and four day-use areas for the public to enjoy.

Camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing and other outdoor activities abound.


Campers can venture onto several hiking and equestrian trails including Big Hill Lake Horse Trail, a 17-mile trail with a variety of terrain for all ages to explore. The trail winds along a scenic hardwood ridge that offers gorgeous views all along the way.

Big Hill Lake is known as a trophy lake for fishing. Principal species of sport fish include largemouth bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, walleye and smallmouth bass. The lake is also popular for fishing tournaments.

Almost all of the land around the lake is open to public hunting, except for parks and areas around the dam and control structures. Principal species hunted are whitetail deer, turkey and squirrel.

Families with kids will enjoy visiting the sand-covered beach nearby for cooling off from the summer heat and enjoying a picnic.


In addition to 23 individual campsites, the campground has one group camping area with a picnic shelter and seven campsites.

Other amenities include drinking water, restrooms, showers, a playground and a dump station.

Natural Features

The park is nestled in the rolling, wooded countryside that is referred to as the Little Ozarks.

With thick oak-hickory forests surrounded by prairie and farmland, the lake shore supplies a variety of habitats for birds and mammals.

Cherryvale Park offers a relaxing atmosphere with plenty of trees for shade, and the lake is only a short walk away from the campsites.

Nearby Attractions

The Cherryvale Kansas Historical Museum, 215 E 4th St. Cherryvale, KS 67335 620-336-2241.

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