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Also known as Waconda Lake, Glen Elder Lake is one of the most popular and oft-visited lakes in Kansas. Located in the Solomon River Valley, it is easily accessible via Highway 24, and it is one of the best lakes in the state for fishing. Fishers will find crappie, walleye, and a variety of bass including striped, white, and largemouth in the waters of Waconda Lake, and Glen Elder State Park, on the shores of the lake, offers a great opportunity for swimming, kayaking, and land activities like hiking, hunting, and camping. Campgrounds in the area are modern and diverse, and there are also other amenities for visitors such as nature trails, picnic shelters, educational programs, and even sand volleyball courts near the swimming area.
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