New Strawn, Kansas is truly the City of Lakes (Three Lakes to be exact). New Strawn is the newest City in Coffey County, Kansas. First settled in 1961, and incorporated in 1970, the City was built when the construction of John Redmond Dam and Reservoir forced residents of the original City of Strawn to relocate.
New Strawn, Kansas is located 11 miles South of Exit 155 off Interstate 35, on U.S. Highway 75. 60 miles South of Topeka via U.S. Highway 75. 110 miles southwest of Kansas City via Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 75. 40 miles southeast of Emporia via Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 75.
New Strawn City Lake (3.5 acres) remodeled in 1985, the pond was cleaned and piers were added.
Coffey County Lake (5,090 acres) has proven to be one of the premier fishing lakes since opening in 1996. Dedicated exclusively to fishing, Coffey County Lake has been featured on national television programs such as Jimmy Houston’s Outdoors and Bill Saiff’s Rod and Reel. Largemouth Bass and crappie can often be hooked near areas of standing timber. The open waters are home to white bass and wipers. Along the rock-lined shores you’re likely to find walleye, channel catfish, and probably the best supply of Small-mouth Bass anywhere in the Midwest.
John Redmond Reservoir (9,400 acres) was built in 1959 and lies in a broad, flat valley along the eastern edges of the gently rolling Flint Hills. This lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. Food, bait, tackle, and fuel are available near the lake. Camping, day use, boating, and fishing are activities available to the public.
Come live in New Strawn your paradise awaits.