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Tuttle Creek Lake (Randolph & Carnahan Horse Trails)

Tuttle Creek Lake (Randolph & Carnahan Horse Trails) – Riley/Pottawatomie Counties – 

Randolph State Park

Randolph State Park – Almost 15 miles multi-use trail with 2 trailheads. Well marked trails through wooded areas. Modern camp split into two riding units north and south of Hwy 16. Toilet, showers, potable water throughout camp, dump station, 20 electric hookup and water sites. Four full hookup sites available, Randolph #208-211.  Camp host in the campground. From Manhattan, take Hwy 24 north to Hwy 77, which goes north to Hwy 16; follow east across bridge, right to Randolph State Park. 785-539-7941; kdwpt.tuttlecreeksp@ks.gov, ksoutdoors.com. Reservations for Randolph Campground can be made through www.reserveamerica.com.

 Carnahan Park

Carnahan Park – Corps of Engineers 5-mile loop trail or 12-mile linear trail to Garrison Lake access road. Trails are rocky and more challenging; can be hard to follow. Trails subject to high water/mud during wet weather. Nice views of lake. Primitive overnight camping. Vault toilet, small shelter house. Future plans will connect Randolph State Park trails with Carnahan Creek trails. From Manhattan, cross Tuttle Creek Dam on Hwy 13; turn left on Carnahan Rd. and continue to Park Road; turn left on Park Road. Sign at corner reads “Carnahan Rec Area”; follow Park Road a little further to Rec Area sign. Maintained by Pottawatomie County, 785-457-2888.