• Summer’s final fling
    Nine-year-old Brennen Louderback, Sublette, prepares for a landing in the Lake Scott swim area after leaping from the shoulders of his dad, Alex. They were among nearly 7,000 visitors at the state park over the Labor Day weekend. (Record Photo)

Summer’s final fling

Labor Day weekend contributes to record-setting year at Lake Scott

A walk around the Beach House offered a glimpse at just how popular Lake Scott State Park has been as a travel destination.

On the unofficial final weekend of the summer, there were vehicles from across Kansas - from Sherman County to Stevens County - and eastward to Sedgwick County and beyond.

“We had a number of people who came from the Topeka area, Lee’s Summit (Missouri) and Kansas City,” noted Park Manager Greg Mills. “I think they were looking for something different.”

And they found it in Western Kansas.

“They said it was very unexpected.”

The long Labor Day weekend saw 6,820 visitors at Lake Scott plus another 1,529 at Little Jerusalem/ Badlands State Park.


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