Attractions and Recreation
Woodson County is the home of Toronto Reservoir and Cross Timbers State Park along with Woodson State Fishing Lake. Yates Center features two lakes, South Owl Lake and the Yates Center Reservoir, which has been designated one of the top five fishing lakes in the state of Kansas. There is also a sand hills golf course located adjacent to South Owl Lake.
Hunting is a popular sport in Woodson County. During hunting season, the population swells to include hunters from all over the Midwest, especially for deer. Hunting opportunities also include hunting lodges like Lone Pine Hunting Preserve.
Woodson County is part of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. A countywide museum is located in Yates Center that includes an original school house and church. One of the earliest log cabins built in the county was donated, restored and now sits on the grounds of the museum. The Yates Center Square and 42 buildings, including the brick streets, are on the State and National Historic Register. The Woodson County Courthouse was designed by George P. Washburn and still operates as a courthouse today.
Woodson USD No. 366
K-12 School Districts
Woodson USD 366
Colleges and Technical Schools
We are located within 20 miles of Allen County Community College and within 30 miles of Neosho County Community College.
Neosho Memorial Regional Hospital
Allen County Hospital
Coffey County Hospital
Woodson County Chamber of Commerce
108 S. Main
Yates Center, Kan. 66783