Fall River Dam is located on Fall River, a tributary of the Verdigris River, in Greenwood County, Kansas. It is about four miles northeast of the town of Fall River and 17 miles southeast of Eureka.
The vicinity in which Fall River is located has long been noted for its rolling prairies and tree-dotted valleys, sheltered by limestone-capped ridges. The lake is about a mile wide at the Damsite and stretches up the picturesque Fall River for 15 miles. The scenic beauty of the area with its profusion of native wildlife and vegetation beckons all nature enthusiasts.
For birdwatchers, there are more than 400 species of birds in the area, including migratory waterfowl and other species that spend the summers in Kansas, as well as those inhabiting the area the year round. In the spring and again in the fall, there are wildflowers in the open pastures, along fence rows and in the wooded areas. Hedgerows and former farmsteads produce persimmon, Osage orange, redbud and dogwood.
Opportunities for outdoor family fun and recreation at the park areas surrounding Fall River include swimming, boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking and sightseeing. Facilities available at these areas include picnic and camping sites, boat ramps, sanitary facilities, etc.
Fall River enjoys a moderate climate. Sun washed summers and mild winters provide for many high quality recreational days.
Fishing is productive through the year with the greatest activity in the spring. Species of sport fish include crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, channel and flathead catfish.
Most land and water at Fall River are open for public hunting with the exception of Kansas State Park lands, developed camping and picnicking areas, dam and project operations sites, and refuge areas. Game species managed by Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Corps of Engineers are primarily bobwhite quail, mourning dove, greater prairie chicken, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, and whitetail deer.