Wellington Lake


Contact Information

Lake Maintenance Building -- 452 West 50th Street South    
Mayfield, KS 67103    
Doug Kinney -- Lake Supervisor    
PH -- 620-434-5554    
Fridays TBD
Saturdays TDB

Sundays TBD


Mondays CLOSED
Tues/Weds/Thurs: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fridays 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sundays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fridays 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sundays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wellington Fishing

Permits may still be obtained at the City Administration Building(M-F 8am-5pm), the Lake Office building(M-F before 3:30pm), or at one of two permit drop boxes(24 hours a day) located at the Lake Office building and near the east restroom. Permits for watercraft require proof of insurance to be provided.


*** KDWP Fishing Report***  

Wellington Lake Has So Much To Offer!

  • Beautiful campsites! Electric and water hook-ups available. (Wireless Internet Coverage)
  • Three (3) large boat ramps.
  • Handicap-accessible fishing pier is well lit and safe.  A new fish cleaning station has been installed with access to water and electricity.
  • Well-maintained covered picnic areas with grills.
  • Two shower/restroom facilities
  • Swimming area away from boat and fishing activity.
  • Duck blind rentals available in the fall.

** No Campsite Reservations are Made **

Lake Brochure
2016 Wellington Lake Walleye/Wiper Fishing Tournament Recap

The Best Fishing Lake Around        

The Wellington Lake Dam Project in 1993 increased the Lake's surface area by 50%. This quickly maturing water, combined with low fishing pressure has made Wellington Lake the best kept fishing secret in South Central Kansas.

The Lake has 674 acres of surface water and 10.2 miles of shoreline. There are quality populations of channel cat, crappie, walleye, largemouth, wiper, saugeye, and flathead.

The Wellington Lake Department staff numbers two full time employees and four part time employees, who are supervised by the Lake Supervisor under the general management of the Director of Public Works. Lake Department employees are responsible for the following functions and services:

  • Maintenance of all roadways around the lake, which include 8 miles of rock and gravel and 2 miles of camping trails. The department also hauls the material needed for the roadways and trails.
  • Patrol 675 acres of water surface to insure safe waters for fishermen and boaters, also provide two fish feeders to help ensure healthy fish, replace batteries and fill feeders once a week from May through September, create fish habitat by installing brush piles, line shores with concrete from city projects, assist the state when net testing and stocking fish for the lake, assist Wal-Mart for the Kids Fishing Tournament, put on a Wellington Lake Walleye Tournament.
  • Provide for repair and maintenance of three boat ramps, five boat docks, and one handicap fishing pier and two restrooms with showers, which are washed down weekly through the camping season.
  • Remove floating debris from lake waters, maintain twenty-five no wake and no boat buoys.                                 
  • Maintain seven electrical camp areas with fifty-nine electric boxes that total one hundred seventy-seven hookups, with access to water hookups, maintain three dump stations for disposal of wastewater from campers, upkeep fifty-two picnic tables, seventeen shelterhouses, twenty five fire rings, and eight trash cans, that are dumped weekly.
  • The mowing of 10.2 miles of shorelines and roadsides and several acres of camp areas, planting of trees in campgrounds, maintain four swing sets, one merry-go-round, one slide, and one multi-feature play structure.
  • Maintain a storm shelter which can hold around one hundred people, with lights and seating and also battery backup lights.
  • Storm spot when paged to do so and sound storm siren to warn lake patrons, when necessary.
  • Provide 33 duck blind spots for waterfowl hunting, patrol and check for hunting license and provide one rental blind location.
  • Lake is patrolled various hours during the week and weekend by lake employees. Lake office is also provided to issue required permits and licenses and to assist people requiring information about the lake.
  • Lake employees participate with other city departments in the removal of snow from city sidewalks and streets and provide other assistance when needed by other departments


Wireless Internet is available through local provider click here for estimated coverage map.