HERE, THE GREAT OUTDOORS DESERVE TO BE CALLED GREAT
Poets and painters have called the Flint Hills one of the most beautiful places in America. In the heart of these hills, where the Republican and Smoky Rivers meet to form the Kansas River, you’ll find Geary County. It’s a place of vivid blue skies and golden fields of grain waving in a near-constant breeze. Overhead, you can see bald eagles soaring in the wind. On the ground, there is a world of outdoor fun to be had. In Junction City – Geary County, the great outdoors means you always have a great number of ways to enjoy yourself.
Milford Lake “The Fishing Capital of Kansas”
Milford Lake offers 16,000 surface acres of water and 163 miles of shoreline for camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, RVing, ATVing or motorcycling, Milford is known as the fishing capitol of Kansas. It holds healthy populations of white bass, walleye, wiper, catfish and smallmouth bass. It’s also home to the largest hunting grounds in the state, where you can take quail, pheasant, prairie chicken, turkey, waterfowl, whitetail deer and more.
The Custer Hill Golf Course
Like to golf? There’s a championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones that is consistently rated as a “Best Place to Play” by Golf Digest magazine. The Custer Hill Golf Course, located on Historic Fort Riley’s Custer Hill, is a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course design. It offers challenges from tee to green on every hole for all level of golfers. The course is an 18-hole championship course that plays over 7,072 yards from the tips.
Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Rated 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest as one of the top places to play golf in Kansas, stretches over 160 acres of north central Kansas. Designed by nationally recognized architect Richard Watson, the course opened to the public in April, 1981, after three years of construction. Tree-lined, bent and rye-grass fairways, twenty-nine sand bunkers and six ponds combine to challenge golfers of all levels. True to its name, the rolling hills of the Flint Hills and open prairie vistas make this a course to visit again and again.
Junction City Parks
Junction City is proud to be a city of parks, nineteen to be exact. Our community is full of outdoor places with playgrounds, ball diamonds, picnic areas, walking trails, historic monuments and memorials. Take a walk, plan a family picnic, enjoy a softball or baseball game, take the kids to the playground or sit quietly to enjoy the natural environment. Junction City has a park that can offer you an outdoor experience any time of the year.