Rainbow Trout Season is held annually at Crystal Lake from approximately November 1 thru April 15. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks requires that Kansas anglers 16 through 74 years of age and non-Kansas residents 16 and older must possess a valid fishing license. All anglers over 16 must possess a state trout permit. Anglers 15 years and younger no longer must possess a trout permit to fish in designated trout waters. However, there is a daily creel limit of two (2) trout unless they purchase a trout permit which allows a full daily trout creel limit. The daily creel limit is 5 trout.
Contact City Hall to reserve and check availability 785.448.5496
South Lake - Crystal Lake
409 W. South Lake Drive
Crystal Lake was constructed in 1879 and it's first name was Hazel Dell Lake. It was purchased from J.Q. McAfee in 1890 and renamed "Crystal Lake".
Crystal Lake (aka-South Lake) is a body of water comprised of 14 surfaces acres, 80 acre feet. When necessary, the lake serves cooling water to the Garnett Municipal Power Plant and is also home to the water treatment facility; however, water is not pulled directly from this water source at this time.
Game fish stocked in Garnett’s lakes include Walleye, Wiper, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Bullhead, White Bass, Green Sunfish, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Black Buffalo, Red-ear Sunfish, Large mouth Bass and Rainbow Trout.
Other Amenities and Facilities within NLP:
Shelter Houses (contact City Hall to reserve)
Pictured: Rainbow Trout, 9 lbs, 1 oz. caught at Crystal Lake by Ed Meyer.