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Sugar Valley Lakes in Kansas
Fun at Sugar Valley and Nearby
Sugar Valley Lakes is a recreational area in Linn County, Kansas that's restricted to those owning lots or homes there. There are several lakes with camping, fishing, and boating. It's an area that's more wooded and rolling than most of eastern Kansas. It's a short drive south of Kansas City.
In the area around Sugar Valley Lakes, there are quite a few recreational opportunities. I'll feature a number of those here plus the activities at Sugar Valley Lakes as well.
In the past, I owned a prairie lot and also a lake lot at this resort. When we sold those, I realized that people have a hard time finding what lots are available. This webpage can also showcase lots or homes for sale at Sugar Valley Lakes. If you have a lot or home for sale, you can post it here.
Photo by Virginia Allain
Enjoy Fishing (Gail & Clyde Martin Caught All These at Sugar Valley Lake)
Video of Sugar Valley Lake
More Things to See and Do - Links for the area around Sugar Valley
- Fort Scott Area: Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Division
Nearby is Fort Scott where you can take trolley car rides, visit the historic fort, and go shopping. Don't miss the Good Ol Days festival in June.
- Renaissance Festival Kansas City - Fun things to do ...
KC is north of Sugar Vally. The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is a fun festival that has been around for more than 35 years. Experience the comedy, music, artisans, and entertainment of the 16th century.
Sugar Valley Lakes - Golf Course, Lake, and other SceneryClick thumbnail to view full-size
Sugar Valley Lakes
Activities at the Sugar Valley Lakes Resort
- BOATING and FISHING Activities
Look over the list of fishing tournaments planned for this year at Sugar Valley Lakes.
- Schedule of Golf Events at Sugar Valley Lakes
Don't miss out on the fun of scrambles and tournaments.
Activities Right at Sugar Valley
Events for Owners at this Private Recreational Community, Golf Course and Lake range from an Easter Egg Hunt to a Hobo Dinner of "Beans & Cornbread" (wear "Hobo Clothes") to a Chuck Wagon Dinner (Meat furnished/bring side dishes). There's fun things to do in the community all year round!
Example of a prairie lot at Sugar Valley Lakes though few have trees like this (this one is sold)
Advantages of Buying a Prairie Lot at Sugar Valley Lakes
There are fewer and fewer waterfront lots available for building on at Sugar Valley Lakes Resort. Lake lots can cost $15,000 to $25,000 in the area. Prairie lots are available for less than $500. The annual fee is the same for either type of lot and the use of the community is the same. With a prairie lot you won't have a waterfront view or a place to build your own dock for your boat.
The prairie lots sell for very modest prices and allow the owners to use all the amenities of the Sugar Valley Lakes resort. That means you can become a member of the golf course, launch a boat to fish or water ski on the lake, use the tennis courts, pool, etc.
Usually, on a prairie lot, the taxes are around $5 a year, and the annual fee for the resort is less than $150. If you live in the south-central Kansas area, it's a modest cost for the amount of recreation you can enjoy there.
NOTE: This was my experience from about 5 years ago. The prices may have gone up since then.
This Lake Lot Just Sold - Only a few left on Sugar Valley Lake
Cities Near Sugar Valley Lakes - on Google Maps
It's just a short drive to fun at the lakes with your weekend home at Sugar Valley Lakes or camping in your RV. You can zoom in to see more detail.
What is There to Do Around Sugar Valley Lakes? - Here's a list of ideas
Graphic is available from Zazzle on a mousepad: bass-largemouth by canoeriver
- Boating and water sports
- Sightseeing (Fort Scott, craft fairs, Kansas City, county fair and more)
- Pot luck dinners and a pig roast
- Nature walks and hikes
- Relaxing and enjoying life
My Folks Caught Several Award Winning Fish at the Resort
Think about spending weekends or the whole summer at the lake.
Actually some people live there full-time. Don't let them have all the fun. Join in and become part of the Sugar Valley Lakes community.
My Photos of Sugar Valley Lakes - Click on any photo to see it largerClick thumbnail to view full-size
Videos about the Area
Videos about Linn County, Kansas
Do You Like Craft Fairs?
There are lots of these around!
Maple Leaf Festival Arts and Craft Show - Drive over to Baldwin, Kansas of a crisp fall day to see hundreds of craft vendors display their goodies. I found this to be one of the most reasonably priced craft fairs that I've ever attended.
Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts - Held in October in Mound City.
Visit Nearby Fort Scott
More Info About Sugar Valley Lakes
- Sugar Valley Lakes Home Owners Association
Sugar Valley and Hidden Valley Lakes are a Private Recreational Development, located about 1 hour south of the Kansas City Area, on Highway 7. Sugar Valley Lakes has a beautiful 9 Hole Par 36 Golf Course. Both Sugar Valley and Hidden Valley Lakes off
- Sugar Valley Lakes Facebook Page
Join the group if you are a fan of Sugar Valley Lakes!
Places to Check for Lots
Many of the lots around the lake are already built on, so if you want to be on the "big lake" then start shopping. Check list just below on this webpage to see if any are listed. Check the Kansas City Craigslist. Check at the Sugar Valley Lakes office where they maintain a card file of lots for sale by owners. Look on the bulletin board there as well.
If you have a lake lot or prairie lot for sale or a house in Sugar Valley, you can list it here. Please describe it and give your contact information. (I no longer have a lot for sale of my own)
This place for people to post their lots or to inquire about available lots is a free posting and I have no stake in the sale of these lots.
You need to check back now and then to see if anyone is inquiring about your lot.
© 2009 Virginia Allain