Elk City Lake is located about 5 miles northwest of Independence, Kansas, and is well known among fishermen and hunters. Elk City Lake is also a great place for boaters, swimmers, skiers, and sightseers to come and enjoy nature.

Elk City Lake offers three attractive park areas with picnicking and camping sites, both with and without electricity. The parks also include swimming areas, boat launching ramps, water hydrants, sanitary facilities, showers, fireplaces, playgrounds, and group shelters.