Lone Star Lake Park

Douglas County owns and operates a 422-acre Lone Star Lake Park nestled within rural farmland in southwest Douglas County. The park features a 185-acre man-made lake which was created by damming Washington Creek. The park surrounds the lake and features a campground as well as many picnic areas along the edge of the lake. The present campground is the site of the former Lone Star Lake Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp which was used by the Corps while constructing the dam and creating the lake between 1934 and 1940. Originally, the camp had 26 buildings. Today, there are only remnants of the Lone Star Lake CCC Camp, including the stone water tower, four stone fireplaces, a stone firepit, and a stone staircase. Built in the early 1930’s by the Civilian Lone Star Lake Park Conservation Corps, Lone Star Lake Park features recreational facilities and opportunities, at the park including day use shelter areas, seasonal overnight campsites, restroom and playground facilities, a swim beach, boat ramp, and a community building available to rent for events.

665 East 665 Road, Lawrence, KS, USA 66047

Lone Star Lake