Big Hill lake is a fairly recent addition to the Corps lakes in Kansas. This wasn't completed until after I had left the area, but several of my friends told me I should visit. So, I did. I made this a weekend destination 2 years ago.

I stayed in the Mound Valley camping area and had managed to pick a pretty busy weekend. However, despite all the traffic, the campsite was nice and the neighbors pretty quiet. The campsite was nestled in the trees and was near the facilities. Speaking of this, everything was clean and reasonably well maintained.

Last year the Cherryvale and Mound Valley campsites were closed for most of the summer. The Corps has updated the areas and built new facilities. I am planning on getting up there again this summer.

I would recommend this for anyone traveling through Southern and Southeast kansas.

Big Hill Lake:

-- JD