Named for Kansas' most famous native son, Eisenhower State Park lies on the edge of Melvern Reservoir, which offers 6,900 surface acres for boating and fishing. This eastern Flint Hills park also provides 195 electrical campsites and numerous other facilities, and a marina nearby. The adjacent Melvern Wildlife area harbors a variety of wildlife. Hunting is allowed except on the 1,100 waterfowl refuge, which is open to wildlife viewing except during the hunting season, when it is closed to all activity.
The park has a swimming beach, horseshoe pits, and playground equipment, and an interpretive nature trail allows visitors to take a one-half-mile self-guided walk. A 22-mile horseback trail follows the south side of the lake. In the summer, a variety of entertainment and educational programs take place, including a Junior Naturalist Program.