May 20, 2020 8:33 PM

Area lakes will be busy this weekend

Posted May 20, 2020 8:33 PM

By ROD ZOOK

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Along with the usual stormy weather in the forecast, it will be another full Memorial Day weekend at the two area lakes enjoyed by Reno County residents.

At Cheney Reservoir, the park office reports it has been sold out for several weeks now and that primitive camping is filling up too. All ramps and services are available and restrooms and showers are open. Officials ask that you practice good hygiene when in the bathhouses and bathrooms and to follow proper social guidelines. Cheney expects a weekend crowd of about 50,000.

At Kanopolis Lake, park officials say they are not only full for the holiday weekend, they are already taking reservations into the month of July. All campsites are sold out and most of the primitive camping is getting full. The office did say that beaches and playgrounds will be closed, as is the Venango Cove and Riverside campgrounds.

Kanopolis expects a crowd of around 15,000 for the weekend.