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Sylvan-Grove is a tiny town located in Lincoln County in north-central Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 324 residents. Although small, Sylvan Grove offers visitors unique attractions. It is located in the heart of Stone Post County, which is famous for its limestone quarries. The rock is still quarried today north of Sylvan Grove. One the areas most recognized landmarks is a double-arched stone bridge, located nine miles north of Sylvan Grove on Highway K-181. It was a meeting place for three different ethnic groups in the settling days of this area. Over two-thirds of the businesses on Sylvan Groves main street are housed in limestone buildings. Wilson Lake, which is located on the Saline River, is just ten minutes west of Sylvan Grove. Offerring 9,000 acres of water and 100 miles os shoreline, Wilson Lake is one of the most popular in the state of Kansas. Activities at the lake include fishing, boating, swimming, camping, volleyball courts and picnicking. Wilson Lake is known for its abundance of fish varieties. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks stock the lake with millions of fish, including walleye, white bass, small mouth bass and striped bass.

Surrounding areas: Kanopolis, Kansas (24.2 mi), Beloit, Kansas (34.5 mi)

Sylvan Grove Vacation Rentals

Sylvan Grove Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn1400 N Hwy 156Ellsworth, KS21.2 mi.(785) 472-3116
Super 8 Russell1405 S FossilRussell, KS26.5 mi.(785) 483-2488
Americinn Lodge & Suites1430 S FossilRussell, KS26.7 mi.(785) 483-4200

Sylvan Grove Weather & Climate

Central Kansas has a humid continental climate. Over the course of a year, temperatures range from an average low of 15 degrees F. in January to an average high of nearly 93 degrees F. in July. The temperature falls below the freezing point an average of 188 days per year. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. The area receives 35 inches of precipitation per year, with the most in May and June. Snow depth of at least one inch occurs an average of 20 days per year. Severe weather is possible, in the form of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Thunderstorms may produce large hail and lightening.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 16°F 0.51 in. -
February 45°F 20°F 0.60 in. -
March 54°F 29°F 2.07 in. -
April 65°F 40°F 2.27 in. -
May 74°F 51°F 3.96 in. -
June 86°F 61°F 3.18 in. -
July 92°F 67°F 3.63 in. -
August 90°F 65°F 3.52 in. -
September 81°F 55°F 2.11 in. -
October 69°F 43°F 1.89 in. -
November 53°F 30°F 1.30 in. -
December 42°F 21°F 0.62 in. -

Sylvan Grove Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Salina Municipal airport (SLN) located about 42 miles southeast of Sylvan Grove in Salina, Kansas, the Hays Regional airport (HYS) located approximately 48 miles west of Sylvan Grove in Hays, Kansas, the Great Bend Municipal airport (GBD) located roughly 52 miles southwest of Sylvan Grove in Great Bend, Kansas, and finally the Hutchinson Municipal airport (HUT) located around 71 miles south of Sylvan Grove in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Sylvan Grove Attractions

Golf Courses
Ellsworth Golf Municipal CourseEllsworthKS21.5 mi.
Russell Memorial Park Golf CourseRussellKS25.9 mi.
State Parks
Wilson State ParkKS8.9 mi. 
Glen Elder State ParkKS34.1 mi. 
Kanopolis State ParkKS36.4 mi. 
Smoky Hill MuseumSalinaKS43.7 mi.(History)
Red Barn Studio MuseumLindsborgKS49.1 mi.(History)
Birger Sandzen Memorial GalleryLindsborgKS49.1 mi.(Art)
Sternberg Museum of Natural HistoryHaysKS50.9 mi.(Science)
Fort Hays State Historic SiteHaysKS50.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS70.2 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS98.5 mi.
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS107.5 mi.

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