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Augusta City Lake

Approximately 190 acres of water and four miles of accessible shoreline make Augusta City Lake a prime recreational attraction on Augusta’s north end. Fishing, boating, kayaking, biking, and jogging are popular pastimes for residents and visitors alike. Shryock Park located on the east shoreline of Augusta City Lake is a favorite summer destination with its large, medieval-themed Play Park Pointe and splash pad. Garvin Park on Augusta City Lake’s southwest shore hosts thousands of visitors each year for little league baseball tournaments, concerts, and disc golf. Fourth of July at Augusta City Lake is a truly unique experience. Thousands of Augustans gather along the dam and shoreline to watch the pyrotechnics launched from Augusta City Lake peninsula while the surrounding waterfront neighborhoods compete for your attention.

Fishing and Boating Fees

Recreational fishing and boating permits may be obtained from the Public Safety Building at 2100 N. Ohio Street or from the City Hall Utility Office at 111 E. 6th Avenue. Permit fees are determined based on residency (Augusta Residents refers to residents within Augusta’s corporate city limits).

Type of Permit

Annual Permit

Daily Permit


Augusta Residents (16-64 years old)



Butler County Residents



Non-Butler County Residents




Boats (less than 10 hp, canoes, kayaks)



Boats (10 hp or greater, Augusta Residents only, limit first 25)



Butler County Residents (outside Augusta city limits) limit first 25 annually



City Lake Rules and Regulations

  • Boating: Boating privileges shall be confined to the citizens of the City of Augusta and Butler County, Kansas, subject to fees and regulations established by the governing body. (Ord. 2133; Ord. 1575; Ord. 1597, Sec. 1; Code 1991, 11-305)
  • Permit Requirements: No City permit is required if you are under the age of 16, or age 65 and older.
  • State Fishing License: According to the Kansas Fishing Regulations Booklet, “…a [state] fishing license is required on all public waters.” “Residents age 16 through 74 must have a [State of Kansas] resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas, unless exempt by law. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid [State of Kansas] nonresident license to fish in Kansas.”
  • Ice Fishing/Skating: It is unlawful to stand or move across the surface of the lake when frozen. (Ord. 1996, Code 2010)
  • Wading and Swimming: It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, wade or hunt or discharge firearms or to engage in camping on or about Augusta City Lake; provided, that any person over 16 years of age may wade in the lake for the sole and only purpose of recovering fishing equipment lost or snagged in the lake. (Ord. 1575; Code 1991, 11-315)

City Lake Bathymetric Survey and Sedimentation Map

Interactive City Map

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Points of Interest

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Boat Launch:

Near the fishing dock in southwest corner of Robert Shryock Park [map]

Fishing Docks:

SW corner of Robert Shryock Park [map]

Behind The Point Event Center [map]

West City Lake Road near the spillway [map]