Banner Creek Reservoir
Banner Creek Reservoir is a 535 acre reservoir suited for many outdoor activities.
Banner Lake is a camper's paradise. 62 RV spaces include individual electric and water hookups. Primitive camping is also available. Shelter houses, bathhouses, a chapel, a playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit are also available. Shelter houses and the chapel require reservations. Reservations may be made by contacting the park office.
Water related activities include fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and swimming. Fish found in Banner Lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, redear sunfish, bluegill and walleye. Boat ramps, docks, fish cleaning stations, bath houses, campsites and swimming beaches are located on both the north and south sides of lake.
Information about price and availability of facilities can be found at http://ks-jackson.manatron.com/BannerReservoir/tabid/7047/Default.aspx.
More than twelve miles of trails wind around Banner Lake, including a 5k course. The trails are packed earth and grass with occasional bridge crossings. Rated from easy to moderate, they are well suited for hiking or biking. Just over three miles of the trail is handicapped accessible and more than six miles is approved for horseback riding. The trail leads you by many features and amentities available at Banner Lake. You will also be guided by informative trail markers pointing out many of natures amentities, including wooded areas, wildflowers, wildlife and birds.
The lakes is home to many different animals. More than 25 species of birds can be counted at the Lake, including a pair of majestic bald eagles. The pair have called the lake home for more than 5 years and have raised many babys in their ever-growing nest.
Banner Creek Science Center is located on the north west side of the Lake. Limitless educational opportunities are available at the science center. Technical and educational equipment is available including multiple labs and Jackson County Tourism Council classroom. Ciriculum is being expanded to include astronomy, mathematics, physics, culture and history. Facilities located at the science center include an observatory, planetarium, water study lab and educational exhibits about the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nations history and culture.
Chamber of Commerce,
Jackson County Tourism Council
105 W. 4th Street
Holton, KS 66436
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