Boating and Watercraft
Boating and Watercraft
Santa Fe Lake is home to a steadily growing sport-- Kayaking! SFL has the sights and the calmer lake waters well suited for kayaking. The SFL river system is a gorgeous paddle with tiny coves to explore. Expect to see turtles and ducks aplenty. Although lakes can be hard to kayak because of their size, SFL has the 'medium' size feel that allows for a non-exhausting adventure but certainly enough to explore time and time again!
Are You a PWC Enthusiast?....Listen UP!
PWC fans appreciate Santa Fe Lake for the closeness to home, accessible waters, and non-stressful ramps. It is the perfect place to go for a quick run and not worry about packing for traveling. But why stop here? SFL has unique shorelines that have little 'cubbies' for you to slip your ski in. Don't have to worry about sharp rocks here! Most of the lake floor is made of soft clay native to Kansas lakes. SFL also supports a ramp and 6 additional boat slips to tie up your boat when unloading. If you are looking for a quick place to relax and enjoy, come experience the Lake Effect and check out Santa Fe Lake.
Are you looking for a place to escape from everyday life, a place to lose yourself, a place to find yourself, or a place to come together with your family and friends, well visit Santa Fe Lake and "experience the lake effect." Getting in touch with nature is the best way to refresh the mind, body and spirit and Santa Fe Lake has an abundance of nature located right on the edge of city living. Santa Fe Lake offers a medley of South Central Kansas's natural charm and beauty and is characterized by natural stone shorelines, towering cottonwoods, native hardwood trees, and a variety of wildflowers, plants and grasses that encompass the lake, nature trails and the waterfalls.
Here's a few features that make Santa Fe Lake an accommodating camping spot:
Accessible Restrooms and Showers
20, 30 and 50 amp RV Electric Sites
City of Augusta stores within 10 minutes
Dog BeachDoggies need a place to swim too! Santa Fe Lake now features a dedicated beach and swim area on the south end of the east beach for your four-legged buddies to join in the fun!
FishingAt this time all Fishing is CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY.
Fishing is all about relaxing-- and even doing a whole lot of nothing. Weather you're boating for the day or camping, about every campsite backs up to the lakefront. So you can't help but toss in a line for a little while.
Whether you are a child or full grown adult, fishing at Santa Fe Lake is a great opportunity to explore the shoreline and surrounding areas. Fishing is another way to tap into the natural beauty surrounding the lake. For some it's about exploring--for some, its about being lazy and doing absolutely nothing.
Wherever you fit in between, it is just one more way to experience the Santa Fe Lake Effect!
Stand Up PaddleboardingSanta Fe Lake has a multi-year partnership with Flatwater Fitness and Fun to offer stand up paddleboarding tours and yoga classes on the water! Explore the natural shorelines to find special nooks and hideaways and extend the adventure into Dry Creek. Take a guided tour or join us for open rentals and private parties.
Santa Fe Lake has two sand beaches for plenty of swimming fun--or maybe you just feel the need to sit back and relax. Santa Fe's divided beaches offer protection from boating traffic yet allow for a quick swim off the jet ski. Bathrooms are conveniently located within walking distance of both beaches.
Hiking and Biking Trails
Santa Fe Lake has quickly grown into a destination hiking and biking location with the recent expansion of our trail system through our partnership with Kansas Single Track Society. Our North and South mountain bike trails are currently ranked as the #2 and #3 best trails in the entire State of Kansas by MTB Project.com.
"This side of the creek can be accessed from the north side parking lot or by using the low water bridge. The north side [4.8 mile loop] is a combination of three pieces of singletrack that are connected by access roads."
- MTB Project -
" This [1.7 mile loop] trail is full of fast descents, climbing challenges and fun technical sections! Just when you think youre worn out, theres an open meadow that lets you catch your breath before diving back in. By leveraging 20 year-old existing pieces of trail and adding lots of new trail, weve revitalized this trail and made it one that is sure to get your heart pumping!"
- MTB Project -