Located at 10,040 & 10,050 NESS RD, ALTAMONT, KS 67330.
Call 620-784-5582 for reservations.


     In 2007, many local fishermen had a vision. They looked at an overgrown lake, previously used for the City of Altamont water supply, and dreamed of a camping and fishing mecca.  These fine citizens not only dreamed a dream, but they volunteered many hours to create a beautiful, quiet escape to camp, fish or picnic with family and friends.

     Initially, there were nine RV sites for camping.  We have enlarged to the south bringing our total RV sites to 20.  Each RV site is equipped with electric, water, sewer, FREE wi-fi, a picnic table, a fire ring and a grill.  A dump station, rinse out area and bathroom facilities with showers are also available.  A small bathroom has been added to the south camping area. Two shelters are conveniently located on the north and south side.  A boat ramp is located on the North side of the lake.  There are playground areas around the lakes.

     A lake committee with the help of many volunteers throughout the years are responsible for the many changes.  The lake went from an overgrown wasteland to a beautiful, inviting area for families to enjoy.  Our lake capacity has a surface area of 34 acres.

     The lakes are stocked with bass, catfish and crappie.  The lake is busy every weekend with many visitors throughout the summer.  It is also a favorite picnic spot to many local families as well as visitors. Idle Hour Lake is a great place for a bike ride or hike.  We are very proud the lake has been utilized for birthday parties, family and class reunions, group camping, memorial activities and many get-togethers.

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Tent campers are always welcome.

Idle Hour Lake offers an 18 hole disc golf course.
In 2014, a PDGA tournament was hosted
at Idle Hour Lake with nationally known disc golfers.

Each year the Altamont Police and Masonic Lodge #69
sponsor a FREE Kid’s Fishing Derby
the first Saturday of June at the Altamont Idle Hour Lake.

We invite you to come over to Altamont
and enjoy the Louis P Gartner Recreational area
3 1/2 miles south of town on Ness Road.