Hayes Lake State Access Area



Place or area set aside for recreation or preservation of a cultural or natural resource and under some form of government administration; not including National or State forests or Reserves.
See also: Dams and Locales
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
44.3680376°, -101.0120878°
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1949 ft. (594 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Hayes Lake State Access Area is covered by the Hayes South, SD US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Palco, KS 361 mi
Oakley, KS 362 mi
Grinnell, KS 363 mi
Zurich, KS 364 mi
Grainfield, KS 364 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Hayes Lake Water 0.4 mi
Hayes Dam Man-made 0.5 mi
Fratzke Ranch Man-made 0.6 mi
Ralph Hedman Dam Man-made 1.5 mi
Ralph Hedman Ranch Man-made 1.6 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is FORT PIERRE 17 which is approximately 19 miles away and has an elevation of 1,590 feet (359 feet lower than Hayes Lake State Access Area). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .34" 30.8° 5.3°
February .46" 37.8° 12.8°
March 1.20" 49.1° 22.8°
April 1.91" 63.2° 34.2°
May 2.74" 74.7° 46.0°
June 2.59" 84.5° 55.5°
July 2.22" 91.9° 60.8°
August 1.63" 91.6° 58.3°
September 1.30" 81.0° 47.1°
October 1.43" 65.9° 34.5°
November .59" 45.9° 20.0°
December .35" 34.1° 9.1°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 80% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 87% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 81% of other locations on record.