Welcome to the webpage for the Altamont City Lakes
Louis P. Gartner Recreation Area / Idle Hour Lake!

The Lakes are located:

3 ½ Miles South of Hwy 160 on Ness Road.
6 ½ Miles North of Hwy 166 on Ness Road.

Directions:

From Altamont:

Leave Altamont on East 4th Street / 14000 Road / US-160E to Ness Road (at the East edge of town). Turn South. Continue South on Ness Road 3 ½ Miles. Idle Hour Lake will be on your Right.

From Oswego:

Leave Oswego on US-160W / US-59N towards Altamont about 10 Miles. Turn Left (South) on Ness Road at the edge Altamont. Continue South on Ness Road 3 ½ Miles. Idle Hour Lake will be on your Right.

From Chetopa:

Leave Chetopa on US-166W / US-59N. Turn Left on US-166W / 4000 Road. Continue West for about 10 Miles. Turn Right (North) on Ness Road. Follow Ness Road North 6 ½ Miles. Idle Hour Lake will be on your Left.

From Edna:

Leave Edna on US-166E / 4000 Road. Continue East for about 4 Miles. Turn Left (North) on Ness Road. Follow Ness Road North 6 ½ Miles. Idle Hour Lake will be on your Left.

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude: N 37 degrees 08.348 min.

Longitude: W 95 degrees 17.394 min

There are several known Geocaching sites around the lakes so bring your gear and get started!

Maps:


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