Camping Information

Camping Information

Camping at Atchison County Lake is free and first come, first serve.  Sites can not be reserved.  There is primitive camping only.  Two pit toilets are available (one near the south shelter house and another at the east shelter house).  Please call 913-804-6120 or 913-804-6130 for information regarding camping.  For emergencies, please contact Atchison County Dispatch at 913-367-4323 or call 911.

Shelter House Reservations

The South and East Shelter Houses are available for reservation for your event.  Please call 913-804-6120 or 913-804-6130 to reserve a shelter house.

Resolution No. 1266

Resolution rescending Resolution No. 1120 requiring permits for camping at Atchison County Lake.

Whereas, The Board of County Commissioners of Atchison County wishes to revise Resolution No. 1174 requiring permits for camping at the Atchison County Lake and to prohibit the consumption of cereal malt beverage or alcohol  at certain times;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of County Commissioners of Atchison County that Resolution Now. 1174 is hereby rescinded and hereby makes the following substitute provisions:

Section 1 - Definition:

A.     Camping is defined as remaining overnight at the Atchison County Lake property after 12:00 Midnight

B.     Cereal Malt Beverage is as defined at K.S.A 41-2701 (a)

C.     Alcoholic Liquor is as defined at K.S.A 41-102 (b)

Section 2. No one under eighteen (18) years of age shall remain after midnight unless accompanied by an adult

Section 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to consume Cereal Malt Beverages or Alcoholic Liquor between 12:00 Midnight and 7:00 A.M. at the Atchison County Lake property.

Section 4. No camper is authorized to keep any property or remain at the Atchison County Lake for more than five (5) consecutive days.

Section 5. Any person cited by a Law Enforcement Officer for violation of any of the provisions of this Resolution or any laws of the State of Kansas may be required to immediately vacate the Atchison County Lake Property.

Adopted this  3rd  day of  April  2006.

Board of County Commissioners

Atchison County, Kansas


Floyd Oswald, Chairman


George Ross


Tom Wagner



Pauline Lee, County Clerk

At City/ Resolution No. 1266