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The Great Outdoors

Sabetha Pony Creek Lake offers various outdoor recreational activities. These include but are not limited to fishing, camping, and picnics. Shelter houses are located around the lake. In addition, the Old SAbetha Lake is the spot for boating, water skiing, and jet skiing.

Sabetha Lakes are enrolled in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Community Fisheries Assistance Program (CFAP).  No local fees will be charged for fishing from the shoreline or from a boat.  All of the laws of the State of Kansas governing fishing regulations apply including license requirements. 
There are camping fees.

Rules and Regulations are Posted at the lakes and a copy can be picked up at Sabetha City Hall.

The following fees are from the regulation handbook

Daily Conditional Permit
Annual Permit
Camping w/o utilities
$10.00 / day


Camping with utilities
$20.00 / day
Annual camping permit with utilities
$10.00 / day

Annual permits will be issued on a calendar year basis (January 1 through December 31).  A $5.00 service charge will be collected for not having permits displayed on the vehicle.

Replacement of lost or damaged annual Permit-$2.00

Section Seven

Camping Regulations

7.1  Camping shall be permitted only in designated areas of the Park.  No camper shall occupy a camping space for more than seven consecutive calendar days.  All approved camping spaces are on a first come first served basis with no reservations.  Any person   desiring to set up camp shall first pay the appropriate fee.  Any camping at sites with utilities must pay the appropriate rate whether the utilities are used or not.  No camping within 100 feet of the shelter houses unless it is a designated camp site.  No more than 2 tents per camp site.


large fish caught at Pony CreekPony Creek Lake offers various outdoor recreational activities.  Primitive camping is offered with a one-day or annual permit that is available at the lake or at City Hall.

Located - Approximately 2 miles north of Sabetha in Brown County
Opened - May 20, 1995
Surface Acres - 171
Mean Depth - 13.8 feet
Contributing Watershed - 4166 acres
Volume - 2367 acre feet

Sabetha Lake provides a place to boat and water ski.  A camping permit is required, but you may boat or fish for free.

Located - Approximately 5 miles west of Sabetha in Nemaha County
Opened - 1930's
Surface Acres - 114
Mean Depth - 14 feet
Contributing Watershed - 1650 acres
Volume - 1400 acre feet


Minimum Length
Creel Limit
Channel Cat 15 inches 5 per day
Largemouth Bass 18 inches 2 per day
Walleye 18 inches 2 per day
Black/White Crappie   20 per day
Small Mouth Bass 18 inches 2 per person
Wiper 18 inches 2 per day
Flathead   5 per day