Lovewell Wildlife Area
ELECTRONIC DAILY HUNT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO HUNTING AT LOVEWELL WILDLIFE AREA, CHECKOUT IS REQUIRED AFTER HUNTING IS COMPLETE REGARDLESS OF HUNT SUCCESS.
Lovewell Wildlife Area is located in north-central Kansas approximately 14 miles east of Mankato, KS. More information can be found at the KDWPT location website (click here)
Lovewell State Park on the north-east side of the reservoir is CLOSED TO HUNTING. Camping is available in the State Park. All Vehicles entering the park must have a valid permit.
A REFUGE area is located near the dam and is closed from October 1 to March 1 each year. The refuge is open for access through the KDWPT Special Hunt Program.
Also, there are two Archery/Shotgun Only areas. These areas are open for all species but only archery equipment or shotguns are valid weapons.
2446 250 Rd
Webber, KS 66970
GPS: 39.905853 -98.04631
Area Manager: Rob Unruh
A Google Earth Map is now available of the entire area.
Lovewell Wildlife Area has 2,215 acres of public hunting area available around the reservoir. Lovewell Dam impounds approximately 3,000 surface acres of water and is situated on White Rock Creek. Lovewell is an irrigation reservoir with seasonally changing water levels. Expect lower water levels in the late summer through winter months but the reservoir is refilled annually by diverting water from the Republican River at Guide Rock, Nebraska into a canal that empties into the northeast corner of the reservoir. This area is small and receives heavy hunting and fishing pressure.
- Special Hunts and Refuge Areas are in effect October 1 - March 1.
- Camping is only allowed in designated areas as a companion activity to hunting and fishing.
- Horses are restricted to maintained roads and are not allowed off roads.
- ATV's are prohibited anywhere on the area.
- A permit to access a designated ADA vehicle access area is available from the manager to persons meeting the requirements