Wellington Lake & Dam
Lake Maintenance Building
452 West 50th Street South
Mayfield, Ks 67103
The Lake permit office is now closed for the Winter. Permits can be obtained at the City Administration Building, the Lake maintenance building or at one of two permit drop boxes located at the Lake maintenance building and near the east restroom.
Doug Kinney- Lake Supervisor
Wellington Lake has so much to offer!
The Best Fishing Lake Around The Wellington Lake Dam Project in 1993 increased the Lake's surface area by 50%. This quickly maturing water, combined with low fishing pressure has made Wellington Lake the best kept fishing secret in South Central Kansas.
The Lake has 674 acres of surface water and 10.2 miles of shoreline. There are quality populations of channel cat, crappie, walleye, largemouth, wiper, saugeye, and flathead.
The Wellington Lake Department staff numbers two full time employees and four part time employees, who are supervised by the Lake Supervisor under the general management of the Director of Public Works. Lake Department employees are responsible for the following functions and services:
- Maintenance of all roadways around the lake, which include 8 miles of rock and gravel and 2 miles of camping trails. The department also hauls the material needed for the roadways and trails.
- Patrol 675 acres of water surface to insure safe waters for fishermen and boaters, also provide two fish feeders to help ensure healthy fish, replace batteries and fill feeders once a week from May through September, create fish habitat by installing brush piles, line shores with concrete from city projects, assist the state when net testing and stocking fish for the lake, assist Wal-Mart for the Kids Fishing Tournament, put on a Wellington Lake Walleye Tournament.
- Provide for repair and maintenance of three boat ramps, five boat docks, and one handicap fishing pier and two restrooms with showers, which are washed down weekly through the camping season.
- Remove floating debris from lake waters, maintain twenty-five no wake and no boat buoys.
- Maintain seven electrical camp areas with fifty-nine electric boxes that total one hundred seventy-seven hookups, with access to water hookups, maintain three dump stations for disposal of wastewater from campers, upkeep fifty-two picnic tables, seventeen shelterhouses, twenty five fire rings, and eight trash cans, that are dumped weekly.
- The mowing of 10.2 miles of shorelines and roadsides and several acres of camp areas, planting of trees in campgrounds, maintain four swing sets, one merry-go-round, one slide, and one multi-feature play structure.
- Maintain a storm shelter which can hold around one hundred people, with lights and seating and also battery backup lights.
- Storm spot when paged to do so and sound storm siren to warn lake patrons, when necessary.
- Provide 33 duck blind spots for waterfowl hunting, patrol and check for hunting license and provide one rental blind location.
- Lake is patrolled various hours during the week and weekend by lake employees. Lake office is also provided to issue required permits and licenses and to assist people requiring information about the lake.
- Lake employees participate with other city departments in the removal of snow from city sidewalks and streets and provide other assistance when needed by other departments.
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