El Dorado State Park
State Park Office Hours
The El Dorado State Park Office is open, 8:00 am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Boat registrations close 30 minutes prior to the closing time each day. Park permits are always available at the self pay stations near the entrances to the Parks. ***The Park Office will be closed Nov. 28 & 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Pool elevation is 1339.01 feet on Monday 25 Nov 13, Time: 1400 hours.
- At this elevation the total amount of water stored in El Dorado Lake is 158711 acre-feet.
- Reservoir release is 5 cubic feet per second on Monday 25 Nov, 13 Time: 1400 hours.
2013 Park permits and licenses are available at all KDWPT Park Offices throughout the state. Permits at El Dorado State Park are also available to purchase from Camp Hosts, Gate Hosts, and all self pay stations.
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Long Term Camping & Winter Facilities
Long term camping is available in the Eagle Pass Campground (Walnut River Campground Area #3) . Please see the camp host or the Park Office to make long term camping arrangements. Long Term Camping (30 day) monthly rate = $404.00, which includes water, electric & sewer. (User must also possess an Annual Camp permit).
Utilities to the Walnut River Campgrounds will remain on, where possible. The shower/restroom building in the Big Oak (Loop 1) will be heated for the winter and will remain open for use from campers and trout anglers.
From November 1 - April 15, the old Walnut River channel that runs from the Walnut River swim beach to the small dam behind shelter #4, will be stocked with rainbow trout. A trout permit ($12.50) will be required for all anglers 16 years of age to 74 yoa. (This includes all non-residents 16 and older.) In addition, a valid fishing license is needed. Trout permits are available at the Park Office and on line at ksoutdoors.com.