Cedar Bluff State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCedar Bluff State Park
Limestone on the edge of Cedar Bluff
|Location||Trego County, Kansas, Kansas, United States|
|Area||850 acres (340 ha)|
|Elevation||2,185 ft (666 m)|
|Governing body||Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism|
|Website||Cedar Bluff State Park|
The state park is divided into two areas, comprising 850 acres (340 ha), straddling the 6,800-acre (2,800 ha) Cedar Bluff Reservoir. The Bluffton Area—300 acres (120 ha) on the north shore—is the most developed and receives extensive use. The Page Creek Area—500 acres (200 ha) on the south shore—offers primitive camping as well as 36 utility sites. West of the Page Creek Area are the juniper-lined, 100-foot-tall (30 m) limestone bluffs from which the reservoir's name was derived (junipers were often misidentified as "cedars" by early settlers).
Threshing Machine Canyon, the site of an 1850s Native American attack on a wagon train bearing a threshing machine, is accessed by a road west of the park. In the historic canyon one can find carvings dating back to the mid-19th century.
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