Thacker Cottages

Two complete homes in Lucas that hold up to 7 people. Perfect if you have an entourage, $200 - $250 per week.  Call (785) 525-7739.

"The Roost" - Luray, Kansas

When you are too tired to go, come on in to roost. Small house that can sleep 6. Current (non-hunting) rate $75 a night for up to three guests. Fully equipped house with w/d. Call Marita an d Bob Cederberg at (785) 698-2459 or email at

Woody House Bed & Breakfast - Lincoln

​(785) 524-4744 Rates: $35 to $45 for more details go to


Lots of camping around the lake with some areas having trailer connections

The Corps of Engineers operates 2 sites - Right below the dam in the Sylvan Park AREA and at the marina area in MINOOKA PARK - (785)-658-2551 Click here for more info

The state has camping and cabins available in the OTOE and HELL CREEK AREA and camping in the LUCAS PARK AREA (785)-658-2465 Click here for more info

Cedar Ridge Cabins


There are two new rental cabins with a beautiful view overlooking the Wilson State Park area. About 100 yards south of the Hell Creek State Park entrance, make a right on the gravel road and drive vertically, or so it seems. With the right wind, you could fly slope from your deck! They will sleep 4 to 6 people, $75 - $95 per night, less for extended stays.  Contact Darrell Depperschmidt at (785) 628-1347.


House In Lucas

Furnished house in Lucas, just down the street from Garden of Eden, sleeps 8, $25 per person per night. Contact Bill Harlow at (785) 525-7725.


House in Sylvan Grove

Lovinhunt Jone's house $50 a night 2 bedrooms fully equipped in Sylvan Grove 8 miles from Wilson Lake. Contact Mark & Coleen Lovin at (785) 525-6366 or (800) 290-1582.



Lucas, Kansas is the focal point for this event.  A number of sites exist in close proximity to the City of Lucas.  The "Primary" sites are surrounding Wilson Lake approximately 10 miles south of Lucas on Hwy.232.



Simple Haven Bed & Breakfast - Wilson

Another classy place, 7 miles from the lake. Rates $85 to $110, tea & cookies and breakfast included. Call for details (785) 658-6814 or go to their website:

Smokey Hills Cabin

Sylvan Grove, it is a family cabin now rented out to hunters, fishermen, and visitors. This is about 8 miles from the lake. Info on the web at: or call (316) 943-5058 or (253) 380-3398 or email:

Sportsman's Lodge - Wilson

​This is a single unit with 4 - 6 beds and cooking facilities. Call (785) 658-2424.

Midland Railroad Hotel


Welcome to the wonderful Midland Railroad Hotel. You will find it a delightful blend of historic charm and modern convenience - a place welcoming weary travelers and comfort seekers for over 100 years.  Tuesday through Saturday The Sample Room Tavern is open from 5pm to 9pm. Friday and Saturday come in for dinner or to have a drink in our relaxing Sample Room Tavern from 5pm to 10pm. As a new addition to our Sample Room Tavern, the Midland Railroad Hotel and Restaurant added a game room with pool, darts, and many other fun games. Come in and relax and have a drink in our fun new game room.  There will be free pool on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Contact us at (785) 658-2284 or email: for Glenda Buttenhoff, Assistant General Manager Address: 414 26th Street, Wilson, KS 67490.

Set In Stone Cabin And RV Park - Lucas, Kansas


Quiet, comfortable lodging for the overnight guest. Set In Stone Cabin microwave, fridge, and a large 3/4 bathroom.  Directions: Travel north from exit 206 off Interstate 70 along the Post Rock Scenic Byway to the Junction of Highway 232 and Highway 18, Lucas, Kansas at 647 East 1st Street. Contact: Dr. Christina Denslow

Phone: (785) 337-3790



Lazy Cedars - Luray, Kansas


This is a three bedroom house in Luray which is about 15 miles from the lake and 8 miles from Lucas. The peaceful house is on land which is preserved for hunting. Wood burning stove and equipped kitchen. Non-hunter reduced rates are $37 per person or $50 per couple so quite a deal for all you sloping "couples". Contact Joann and Mark Paschal at (866) 564-6419 or email at

Motels In Russell (25 miles West)


Russell's Inn: (785) 483-2107

Americ Inn: (785) 483-4200

Days Inn: (785) 483-6660

Super 8: (785) 483-2488

Post Rock Hotel - Lincoln

This is the closest "traditional" motel to the site, 24 miles. Individual units with bath, phone and TV. Located next to highway K-18. Single $28, double $40, some rooms with 3 beds, (800) 770-7047 or (785) 524-4424.


Midwest Slope Challenge 2023

May 18 - 21, 2023

Check-in starts at 7:00 on Wednesday, May 17th

in the K-18 Cafe in Lucas, Kansas