Byron Walker Wildlife Area

Byron Walker Wildlife Area

4,685-acre state game preserve
The Kingman State Fishing Lake is 144-acres.  Fishing and waterfowling are allowed.  Part of the lake is a refuge (affects hunting only--open the attachement befow to see the refuge boundry).  Please, no swimming, sailing, or recreational power boating/skiing on the lake.  

In Kingman from the intersection of Hwy 14 and US Hwy 54, go 7 miles west to the State Lake entrance and 9 miles west to the Wildlife Area Headquarters.

8685 West Hwy 54
Kingman, KS 67068
Phone:  (620) 532-3242
Website:  Byron Walker Wildlife Area


  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Fur Harvesting
  • Camping--FREE
    • ​primitive camping--no designated sites or utilities or dump station 
    • no reservation needed
    • no hardened sites
  • ​Picnic Tables & Fire Rings
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Bird Watching
  • Archery Range
  • Group Shelter

Frequently asked Question

From the Byron Walker Wildlife Area, how far is it to the nearest gas station, food, and lodging?

  • ​Cunningham has a restaurant and gas station located 8 miles west of the headquarters and 10 west of the lake.
  • Kingman has food, lodging, and gas 7 miles east of the lake and 9 miles east of the headquarters.