Cheney Wildlife/Recreation Management Area (BOR)
Cheney, United States
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Cheney State Park is a state park of Kansas in the United States. Completed in 1964, the park is located 5 miles north of Cheney and 20 miles west of Wichita in Sedgwick County.
The park is divided into two areas, comprising 1,913 acres (7.74 km2), straddling the 6,800-acre (28 km2) Cheney Reservoir, one of the top sailing lakes in the United States. The Ninnescah Sailing Center on the West Shore Area is the 'headquarters' for sailing at Cheney. A marina in the East Shore Area offers supplies and services for boaters and anglers.
The Giefer Creek and Spring Creek nature trails offer hikers an aesthetic sampling of the area's natural beauty. A handicapped-accessible fishing complex is available at the Toadstool Loop Jetty.
The 5,200-acre (21 km2) Cheney Wildlife Area adjacent to the park provides a rich variety of wildlife watching, nature photography, and public hunting opportunity. A refuge has been set aside on the wildlife area for migratory waterfowl. The area is closed to all activities from Sept. 15 through March 15, when it is reopened for fishing and non-hunting day use activities.
The park features 29 miles of asphalt roads and parking areas; a park office; 2 marina's; 223 electrical hookp sites with water; over 400 primitive camp sites; 4 trailer dumpstations; 6 boat ramps with 22 launching lanes; 4 courtesy docks; 2 fish cleaning stations; 7 modern pit toilets; 9 showerhouses; 1 shelter with restrooms; 2 large group shelters; 2 medium group shelters; 29 small picnic shelters; 1 group camping area with 20 utility sites, a large shelter and a restroom; 2 nature trails; and 7 modern cabins.
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