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Montgomery State Fishing Lake

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South of Independence, one mile before Coal Creek empties into the Verdigris River. The lake's marshlands, riparian woodlands, and area grasslands provide habitat for many species of wildlife. In addition to the 105-acre lake, there are 303 acres of terrestrial habitat.

The massive Noxie sandstone formation defines a natural bank for this lake. The exposed ledge, often over six feet in height, may be seen along the south side.

Boat ramps, pit toilets, seven rock fishing piers, two floating fishing piers.

Directions: From the junction of U.S. 75 and U.S. 160 in Independence, travel 4 miles south on Tenth Street (County Road 3900). Turn east; drive 1 mile to the lake.

Facilities include gravel access roads. The lake has several fishermen campsites. There are not any electric, water, or sewage hookups, showers, or drinkable water. At the present time, no fees are assessed to use the area.

Location: Elk City Fish & Wildlife Area, 5089 Co. Rd. 2925, Independence Kansas 67301 Telephone 620-431-0380

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