Cave Falls - Toronto, Kansas
Cave Falls is an attractive small falls just east of 180 acre Woodson County State Fishing Lake and about 6 miles east of Toronto, Kansas. We would never have found Cave Falls, but high water had closed Fegan Road at the lake's outlet and we were driving an alternate route. The cave was clearly visible from the road and when we stopped to photograph the cave, we discovered the falls feeding the pool which fills the floor of the cave. The falls is about 60 feet from the road on Cave Creek.
So far, we have only been at Cave Falls in the spring, so we do not know if the waterfall flows year around. Another, much larger waterfall called Woodson Falls is located about 2/3 mile south of the Cave Falls in the outflow from the lake. There are no signs to help you find either waterfall.
Woodson State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area is managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. Both primitive and recreational vehicle camping are allowed at the 2,885 acre wildlife. There are no electrical hookups, but picnic tables and fire rings are available at 20 sites, and there are vault toilets, a dump station, and a potable water supply.
The long, narrow lake was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933 and was originally called Lake Fegan.
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