|Boating Permit (+ vehicle fee)||$5.00||$70.00|
|Jet Ski's or Personal Water Craft (+ $3 vehicle fee)||$10.00||$95.00|
|Family Pass: 3 vehicles, & 1 boat (see rules)||$80.00|
|Camping w/o Hookups - Tent (+ $3 vehicle fee)||$9.00||No Annual|
|Elec./Water Camping (+ $3 vehicle fee)||$19.00||No Annual|
|Unpowered Boat or Canoe||No Chg.||No Chg.|
|Fishing||No Chg.||No Chg.|
10975 K-16 Hwy
Holton, KS 66436
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Winter and off-season hours may vary.
Please see website calendar for OPEN/CLOSE and Special Event Dates.
5.10 Reservations and Permits
Camping shall be allowed only in designated areas and subject to provisions and restrictions as established by posted notice. Camping spaces, pads, utilities, and locations are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. No advance reservations will be made for camping spaces, pads, utilities, or locations. It shall be unlawful to reserve or occupy a location for the purpose of camping by use of a vehicle not so designed or modified to serve as a camping unit or by any other means.
Permits may be issued only to persons using tents, sleeping vans, sleeping buses, travel-trailers, recreational vehicles or other manufactured or converted camping units. Questions of any camping unit's status shall be determined by said unit's home state registration or license, if any exists. All camping units must be clean, fit for human habitation and in good repair.
No person shall establish a permanent residence or any mailing address at the Reservoir. Anyone on lake property after 10:30 p.m. must have a camping permit.
Valid camping permit must be properly displayed on camping units at the Reservoir. Permits are to be placed on the lower right windshield of recreational vehicles (passenger side) or on the right front of the camping units so as to be visible from the road. Stickers for tent campers shall be displayed on front of tent at entrance or on tent pole.
All campers occupying a campsite with electrical hook-up, water, or sewage, shall pay the service fee, regardless of whether such service is used.
5.20 Quiet Hours
It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb the public peace within the Reservoir campgrounds at any time between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
5.30 Terms of Camping
No person shall occupy a camping site for more than fourteen (14) consecutive days. Any person camping within the Reservoir Area must remove themselves and all property on or before the evening of the fourteenth consecutive day of camping.
A person occupying a camping pad with camper vehicle may erect one (1) tent at the site, for children, upon paying such fee as set forth in Section 2 above.
5.40 Permanent Camping Structures Prohibited
No person shall erect on the Reservoir Area any permanent structure. All structures must be on wheels and capable of immediate removal from the camp site. A tent comprised of poles, stakes and canvas, nylon or other cloth-like material shall not be considered a permanent structure.
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct or assemble any porch, deck, or other similar apparatus which is not part of the original design of the camping unit unless such person has the written authorization of the Reservoir Supervisor or designated representative.
5.50 Utility Hook-up:
Utility hook-ups for water, sewage, or electricity may be made under the authorization and direction of the Reservoir Supervisor or designated representative. No more than one (1) camping unit shall use each utility hook-up.
5.60 Camping Areas:
(a) Camping Area "A" is designated for RV's with hook-ups. One tent may be allowed for children with the owner's of the RV.
(b) Camping Area "B" is designated for tents or RV's with no hook-ups.
(c) Camping Area "C" is designated areas by Reservoir Supervisor.
5.70 Parking of Vehicles and Camping Units:
All camping units must park or be set up in spaces or sites as directed by the Reservoir Supervisor or designated representative.
Gray or White water will at no time be dumped anywhere in the Reservoir Area, except at the sewer dump station.
Persons engaged in fishing shall read and comply with the provisions of this regulation and shall have in their possession a valid State of Kansas fishing license, and comply with the laws of the State of Kansas regarding fishing licenses, and Jackson County Regulations.
4.10 Posting of Special Rules
Notices posted in the Reservoir areas will advise if the lake is closed to fishing, or if special creel limits have been established, or other rules in regard to fishing. Any violation of posted notices is unlawful.
4.20 Minnows and Bait Fish
It shall be unlawful for any person to fish with carp minnows, or to put any surplus minnows in the Reservoir or leave them on the Reservoir premises. All minnows must be presented for county inspection to any officer or agent of the County or State upon request. The taking of any bait fish from the Reservoir is prohibited.
4.30 Fishing Tournaments
There is a fee charged for fishing tournaments.
$75.00 flat fee for unlimited boats.
4.40 Fish Disposal
Remains of fish will be disposed of at the fish cleaning station. It is unlawful for any person within the park to put any substance, matter, or thing, whether liquid or solid, into the lake.
4.50 Laws of the State of Kansas
All laws of the State of Kansas pertaining to fishing in State Lakes are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein the same as though set out at length herein, insofar as they are not inconsistent with the provisions herein before set out.
4.60 Do Not Tie Boats onto Fish Feeders
All boats must stay back away from fish feeders at least 50 feet.
Fish Length and Creel Limits
Banner Creek Reservoir was partially stocked in 1996, 1997, and 1998 with Walleye, Channel Cat, Largemouth Bass, Redear Sunfish, Bluegill, Flathead Catfish, and Crappie.
A Kansas fishing license is required for fishing at Banner Creek Reservoir. All other state fishing laws apply as well as county ordinances.
If you are fishing after 10:30 p.m., you are required to pay a camping fee.
FISHING - LENGTH & CREEL LIMITS:
Largemouth Bass - 18 inch minimum length
Creel limit - 2
Channel Cat - 15 inch minimum length
Creel limit - 5
Walleye - 18 inch minimum length
Creel limit - 2
Persons engaged in hunting or trapping shall read and comply with the provision of this regulation and shall have in their possession a valid hunting or fur-harvester license from the State of Kansas or otherwise comply with the laws of the State of Kansas regarding hunting and fur-harvester licenses.
8.10 Posting of Special Rules:
Notices posted at the Reservoir headquarters will advise as to huntable area, season dates, number of parties or hunters allowed on the property, or other rules in regard to hunting/trapping. Any violation of posted notices is unlawful.
8.20 Permitting System:
Permits for trapping will be issued as deemed necessary by the governing body or Reservoir Supervisor.
Permits for hunting will be issued on a first come first serve basis with the following restriction:
Quail, Pheasant, and Waterfowl--8 parties per day (3 person/party)
Turkey--2 persons per day
Deer--Archery hunting = unlimited hunters
Shotgun = 2 individuals per day
No Muzzle loader
8.30 Permit Fees:
$3.00 Day Use fee per day plus:
$3.00 hunting per day, per person
$3.00 trapping per day
Permits for trapping and hunting can be purchased only at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8.40 Laws of the State of Kansas:
All laws of the State of Kansas Pertaining to hunting/trapping are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein the same as through set out at length herein, insofar as they are not inconsistent with the provisions hereinbefore set out.
10.10 The Reservoir Supervisor, or other duly authorized persons may suspend, forfeit, cancel or revoke any licenses, permits, or privileges granted within the Reservoir Area or may refuse to grant the same for a period not to exceed one (1) year after the date of violation of these regulations. Such action shall be made in writing and mailed to the last know address of the violator, and shall state whether such action is in lieu, or in addition to the penalties provided herein. The decision of the Reservoir Supervisor, or duly authorized person acting in his behalf shall be final, unless appealed to the Jackson County Commission of Jackson County, Kansas on or before the fifth working day following the day notice of said decision is given. The appeal shall be filed at the County Clerk's office in the courthouse and shall be heard by the Commission at a regular Commission meeting after notice of said hearing is given by the Commission to said person(s) at least 10 days before said hearing. The appeal filing fee of $50.00 is to cover administrative costs of said appeal and must accompany the notice of appeal. The fee will be returned to the individual if they are successful in their appeal.
10.20 Kansas Law concerning operation of vehicles or vessels under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be strictly enforced.
10.30 (a) Persons failing to purchase and exhibit the appropriate permits (Section Two) shall be subject to a penalty of $10.00 plus the cost of the appropriate permit(s) if such penalty is paid within 48 hours of issuance of the park permit violation ticket; a penalty of $25.00 plus the cost of the appropriate permit(s) if the penalty is paid after 48 hours from the issuance of the park permit violation ticket. Nonpayment of the penalty may result in the issuance of citation to appear before the District Court of Jackson County. Upon the conviction on the citation, the penalty or fine may be increased by the Court to that provided in subparagraph (b) below.
(b) Any person violating Banner Creek Reservoir Rules and Regulations (except as set out in (a) above shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a penalty not exceeding One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or commitment to the county jail for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days or providing public service to the community not to exceed 100 hours or a combination of such penalty, imprisonment or public service.
(c) For all purposes of the enforcement of Banner Creek Regulations the owner of any unoccupied vehicle or vessel shall be deemed to be the person liable for purchase and exhibit of the park permit.
PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR DAY USE, BOATING, CAMPING, HUNTING AND TRAPPING
The Reservoir Supervisor or designated representative will be checking for permits.
A penalty may be issued if not properly displayed.
(No Day Use fee is charged if riding a bicycle or walking.)
2.01 DAILY PERMITS:
Permits may be purchased by filling out the envelope at the park entrance, placing the money in the envelope and depositing it in the drop box. Keep the top white copy to place in the indicated locations. Daily permits run from time of purchase to 10:00 a.m. the following day.
2.02 ANNUAL AND FAMILY PASSES:
Passes may be purchased at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office, or from Reservoir Personnel.
2.03 SPECIAL ACTIVITY PERMITS:
Any group function needs to have a special activity form, so we may schedule events at Banner Creek Reservoir. Forms may be picked up at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office.
2.04 PERMITS SHALL BE REQUIRED for the following activities within the Reservoir Area:
Day Use Permit - for entrance to the Reservoir. Please have the license number for the vehicle that the permit will be placed in. (Fill out a separate envelope for each vehicle). Permits must be placed in the lower right hand (passenger) side of the windshield. A penalty may be issued if not properly displayed.
Boating Permit - for the operation of any vessel upon the reservoir except for canoes or non-powered boats. Please have the state boat number available for the permit. Permits must be placed at the front, right hand side of the boat, nearest the hull. A penalty may be issued if not properly displayed.
Camping Permit - for the purpose of camping over-night in the Reservoir Area.
Permits must be placed in the lower right windshield of the recreation vehicle. Tent permits must be displayed on the front of the tent at the entrance or on tent pole.
Hunting and Trapping - Hunting and Trapping permits, in the Banner Creek Reservoir land area, may be obtained at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office. Permits can only be issued from the Banner Creek Reservoir Office.
Special Activity Permit – for the purpose of having a get together with family or friends. Such as a picnics, reunions, or fishing tournaments. Permits can only be issued at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office.
2.05 REVOCATION OF PERMITS:
A permit to do any act shall authorize the same only insofar as it may be performed in strict accordance with the terms and conditions thereof and in compliance with all Reservoir regulations. Any violation of the terms and conditions thereof or any reservoir regulation shall constitute ground for revocation by the county or authorized representative whose acting therein shall be final. In case of revocation of any permit, all monies paid for on account shall, at the option of the County, be forfeited to and be retained by it, and the holder of such permit, together with his agents or employees who violated such terms and conditions, shall be jointly and severally liable to the County for all damages and loss suffered by it in excess of money so forfeited and retained. Neither the forfeiture of the fees nor the recovery or collection of damages, shall in any manner relieve such collection of damages, shall in any manner relieve such person or persons from liability and conviction of any violation of any provision of the Reservoir regulations.
NO CHARGE FOR FISHING/UNPOWERED BOATS
Reservoir Area Day Use Permit
Extra Vehicles/Lost Permits
Boating Permits (for any vessels except canoes or un-powered boats)
Jet Ski’s or personal water craft
Family Pass: Includes: 3 day use, and 1 Boat Permit for immediate family residing at the same address. No personal water craft.
Camping without hookups
Camping w/ electric, water hookups
Shelter House (reservation required)
Dump station for non-campground use
Hunting & Trapping Daily Permit (per person)
2.06 PERMIT FEES:
Charged and collected for such permits, as set forth herein, may be revised and amended by the county from time to time and shall be effective and in force upon posting at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office and at the Reservoir entrance. The Permit Fee Schedule may be revised and amended without requiring alteration or publication of other sections of the Reservoir regulations.
2.07 A $5.00 PENALTY WILL BE COLLECTED FOR NOT HAVING PERMITS PLACED IN THE PROPER DESIGNATED AREA
See section two, sub-section 2.03 for proper designated placement areas.
2.08 REPLACEMENTS OF LOST OR DAMAGED ANNUAL PERMITS:
Replacements are available at the Banner Creek Reservoir Office, or from Reservoir Personnel. A fee of $5.00 will be charged.
2.09 SALE OF PERMITS:
The Banner Creek Reservoir Office, or Reservoir Personnel are authorized
to sell the permits required by this article.
Permits shall not be transferable or assigned to any other vehicle, vessel, or person. Annual permits shall be issued on a calendar basis, expiring on December 31 of each year not withstanding the date of issue.
The first 1.5 miles of trail was completed in 1999 around the wooded coves at the southeast portion of the lake off the south park entrance on 222nd Road. In 2000, 1.1 miles across the dam was added. Currently, with the help of a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks grant, the trail is being extended to 13.8 miles. The trail now circles the reservoir and includes a three mile handicapped trail on the north side of the lake. This handicapped portion winds through native grass areas, woodland areas, campgrounds, along the lake and near a pond. There are several benches with scenic views of the lake. Other features along the trail include a fishing pier, fish cleaning station, boat docks and ramps, swimming area, showerhouse, parking and restrooms. The surface is recycled fly-ash.
As you leave the handicapped trail on the southeast side of the lake you enter a self- interpretive trail which was the original trail. The information focuses on the flora and fauna around the lake. The trail passes near two old-growth Burr Oak trees and crosses several rustic foot bridges. The trail winds leisurely around lake coves, entering a densely wooded riparian area.
The remaining trail winds through woodlands, native grass areas, wildflower plots, by ponds and the reservoir itself. Several benches are located along the trail with breathtaking views. The trail is maintained six feet wide to allow for travel corridors for hikers and wildlife alike. The south side of the trail passes through mostly native grass areas, wildflowers, and small farm ponds converting to small wetlands. The southwest side of the trail will be the most primitive where the trail narrows and winds through woodlands and open hay meadows. It has no vehicle access for four miles. The northwest side of the trail winds through newly developed woodlands, meadows, and an abandoned road. It is known for its inspiring views across the lake, sunsets and sunrises.
The trail is rated easy to moderate for hikers and moderate for bicyclists. There are four areas to allow access to the trail. The trail is well marked with wooden signs at the entrances, blue carsonite posts along the hiking/biking trail and brown carsonite posts along the handicapped trail. Blue paint marks designate the trail along the wooded areas. Information about the trail can be found at the north and south main park entrances.
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