View of the north end of Milford Lake from the Wakefield Causeway
Milford Lake is the largest man-made lake in the state of Kansas, having 15,709 surface acres of water. The lake was authorized by Congress in 1954, construction by the Army Corps of Engineers began in 1961 and it was completed in 1966. In 1991 the Milford Lake Wetlands Restoration Project began with a goal of improving the wetlands along the Republican River and the upper portions of the lake, the project includes 2300 acres. The lake receives an average of 500,000 visitors a year, who come to fish, boat, camp, and picnic, it's a great place to observe birds in any season.
Ring-billed and Franklin's Gulls at the Wakefield boat launch area
Great Blue Heron