Scenic Woodson County is an artistís dream. No matter what the
season, Woodson Countyís peaceful backroads and byways, with their awe
inspiring beauty, beckon nature lovers, photographers and artists alike.
Rich with the courage of its pioneer heritage, Woodson County has
matured into a progressive community for today and tomorrow.
Gateway to the crossed-timbered area of the Chautauqua Hills and to
the grasslands of the Flint Hills to its west, Woodson County provides a
remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. Forested flood plains
surrounded by terraces of prairie and hills of oak savannahs provide the
visitor with an opportunity to observe some of the more diverse flora
and fauna found in the state.
Agricultural interests dominated the early development of Woodson
County and remain an important influence today. Known as the "Prairie
Hay Capital of the World," the rich grasslands need no irrigation and
provide excellent grazing for the abundant livestock. Wheat, soybeans,
and sorghum are the prominent grain crops, giving area farmers a
diversity uncommon in many areas. Long a leading oil producing county in
southeast Kansas, an active and progressive oil industry continues in
With two state managed lakes and wildlife areas, and two Yates Center
city reservoirs, Woodson County offers many outdoor recreational
opportunities for everyone! Swimming, fishing, hunting, golfing, water
skiing, camping, boating, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, and
wildlife viewing all make Woodson County a very special place to visit.
And thereís more! Homemade arts and crafts, Quaint shops with
antiques and collectibles, historic sites, museums, beautiful sunsets,
starlit nights, friendly down-home people and a slower, easier going
pace - thatís Woodson County, Kansas! Take some time to experience
Woodson Countyís countryside, the warm country ways of its people.
Youíll surely "Fall In Love With Our Country."