Wilson Lake Kansas Trip 2002
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Scuba Adventurer arrived at Wilson Lake
on Saturday 10-Aug-2002. We headed directly for the dam to take a look
at the water. The water looked clear, and anticipated good diving on
Sunday. We headed to Wilson State Park where we set up camp next to the
water and visited for a while. There had not been much rain in the area
which prevented open fires, so we drove into Wilson to eat at the Wilson
Recreation Center. This is a nice place with an atmosphere mixed between
a diner, restaurant and bar and grill. There dinners were priced
reasonably with chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn salad
and tea for less then $6.00.
We toured the country side from one end of the lake to the other taking dirt roads that led down to the water at different points. Some of these roads had spectacular views of hills and valleys sloping down to the waters edge. Some had tall weeds next to the road only giving a quick glimpse of the terrain during small breaks in the plant life. On these back roads there were very few people around and not a lot in wildlife for that matter, only seeing birds quick to fly out from the brush as we drove by. We headed into the wildlife areas and found much of the same with the exception of cows in the surrounding fields. There were many sites to that captured our imagination and interest from the rolling prairies to the old antique looking farm equipment left abandoned but not forgotten. The most interesting features of this area was the many strange rock formations that thinly extended from the ground and exploded into bulkiness at the top, some almost resembling mushrooms.
Overall this was a relaxing trip giving us time to talk, gaze at the bright night stars and take in the beauty of the northern Kansas prairies open up and reveal an impressive lake.
Dive Safe and Have Fun!
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