The City of Belleville strives to serve the public by providing quality recreation opportunities through the establishment and maintenance of the parks and grounds system. Facilities at Rocky Pond include rest rooms, RV hookups, sewer dump, playground equipment, a boat dock, shelter houses and picnic areas.
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Originally used as a water supply for steam engines on the Rock Island Railroad, Rocky Pond was later deeded to the City of Belleville for recreational use. Rocky Pond and the surrounding land covers 48 acres.
The citizens of Belleville have been using the pond for years as a means for fishing, boating and other leisure. Over the past five years, Rocky Pond has been stocked with blue gill, channel cat and bass. In the past, Rock Pond has been stocked with trout through grant funds from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Since Rocky Pond is stocked by the State of Kansas, a fishing is required and normal fishing laws apply.
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If fishing for trout, a trout stamp must also be obtained. Water and electric connects are accessible at each spot. Only 50 amp hookups are available. A sewer dump is located by the Rest Rooms.
Camping in tents and use of the shelters and picnic areas are free, on a first come first serve basis. No reservations are taken for camping spots.
Rocky pond recreational area
For more information, contact the City Office. Canoes, row boats and other small water craft are allowed on Rocky Pond, but no gas engines, only electric. High amounts of rainfall in caused extensive damage to the dam at the south end of Rocky Pond.
The bridge which is used to haul rail cars to the Hansen-Mueller Grain Elevator, was also in disrepair from years of use.
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Bythe dam was failing, and would either need to be replaced or removed, and the Pond would have to be drained. Through the combined effort of the Mid States Port Authority, the State of Kansas, and the City of Belleville, a new dam, spillway and track bed was built, essentially saving Rocky Pond. Estimates of the depth of silt in the pond are around 17 feet. Dredging was preformed around the perimeter of the pond, increasing the water levels from feet to 10 feet.
With the help of Kansas Department of Wildlife funds, a new boat dock was installed in This boat dock can be used to tie your boat up during a day of fishing, or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the area. The Hookups Kansas rock City Park is located in the northern part of the City. Other facilities at the City Park include baseball and T-ball diamonds, tennis courts, playground equipment, soccer field, basketball courts, restrooms and shelter houses.
Rocky Pond Recreational Area Facilities at Rocky Pond include rest rooms, RV hookups, sewer dump, playground equipment, a boat dock, shelter houses and picnic areas. Fishing Over the past five years, Rocky Pond has been stocked with blue gill, channel cat and bass. Boating Canoes, row boats and other small water craft are allowed on Rocky Pond, but no gas engines, only electric. Improvements High amounts of rainfall in caused extensive damage to the dam at the south end of Rocky Pond.