|Overnight fishing opportunity at Lexington Lake Park set for Sept. 16|
The final Overnight Fishing Saturday being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in 2017 is also the first-ever at the recently-opened Lexington Lake Park.
The Sept. 16 Overnight Fishing Saturday at Lexington Lake Park is the last of nine overnight dates presented at four parks since mid-May. The new park opened to the public on July 8.
Front and center of the 465-acre park is the 27-acre lake, originally constructed in the 1950s as a private fishing lake. The lake is considered a high-quality fishery with crappie, and large-mouth bass.
After 11 p.m., Lexington Lake Park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. Park safety officials noted state law requires a white light be on at all times on boats on the water after sunset.
To find this overnight fishing event in the My JCPRD Activities catalog, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog the keyword for this program is “fishing.”
Before fishing, area anglers ages 16 to 64 will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park & Recreation District fishing permit, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. District fishing permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building C, 6501 Antioch Road, at the Visitor Services Counter in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at local sporting goods outlets.
Lexington Lake Park is located at 8850 Sunflower Road, De Soto. To get to the park, take Kansas Highway 10 west from Interstate 435 towards Lawrence. Exit at Lexington Avenue in De Soto and turn right going south under K-10 to 95th Street. Turn right (west) onto 95th and go approximately 1 mile to the Sunflower Road intersection. Turn right (north) onto Sunflower Road and go approximately one-half mile, passing back under K-10 to the park entrance on your left.
For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Visitor Services at (913) 888-4713.