Clinton Lake – Lawrence, Douglas Co – Approximate 50-mile trail system along south shore of Clinton Lake. Official trailhead in Rockhaven Public Use Area. Trails open to both hikers and horseback riders; camping allowed only at Rockhaven in designated camping areas. Upper blue trails are rockier and have steeper hills. Middle trails (yellow) are generally more level with fewer rocks. Lower trails (orange) have least amount of rocks and varied terrain. West beyond Bradley Pass, 10-15 miles of trail cross onto land leased by Kansas Wildlife and Parks for hunting. This area is restricted to hunting during hunting seasons.
Rockhaven Horse Camp: 48 camp sites (18 with electric), hitching posts, 4-unit shower//toilet building, 52 corrals, and 5 water hydrants available throughout camp. New shelter house. Playground near shelter house under construction. Campground open Apr 1-Nov 30 (Reservation System, www.recreation.gov, applies to electric sites April 1–September 30). Day Use Parking with vault toilet open year around.
Trails are maintained by Friends of Rockhaven Park, a volunteer group committed to keeping trails cleared of fallen trees and other obstructions. To report obstructions or to become a volunteer, contact Clinton Lake Manager’s Office at 785-843-7665 or Friends of Rockhaven Park on Facebook.
US Army Corps of Engineers – New website, under construction, will include campground maps, general trail maps, individual trail maps, and a Clinton Lake brochure: http://nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/ClintonLake.aspx.
The location of Rockhaven Horse Camp is within 20-30 minutes of both I-70 to the north and I-35 to the south.