Rutlader Outpost is depicted as an Ole West Border Town on the border of Missouri and Kansas. Between the years of 1838 and 1845 a military road was constructed through the Indian Territory to connect Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott (Kansas) Fort Gibson (Oklahoma). This was done to protect the western border of the United States which was the Missouri Kansas line. The old route has been replaced by Highway 69, and considered the Frontier Military Scenic Byway.
This state fishing lake and wildlife area is located just 7 miles south of Louisburg Kansas and right next to Rutlader Outpost RV Park. The lake has a diverse, high-quality sportfish population including largemouth bass, saugeye, white bass, wiper, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. The lake is unique in that it offers fishermen several different types of aquatic habitats including a dam, creek channel, brush piles, standing timber, and mud flats.
The wildlife area includes 220 acres around the lake and an adjacent 125 acre Rutlader wildlife area. Wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to see deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, rabbit, and waterfowl. Hunting and archery are permitted.
Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center
Cedar Cove Felines is a wonderful sanctuary for big cats…primarily Tigers. A non-profit organization, Cedar Cove is devoted to the care and preservation of endangered large cats while educating the public on their behavior, physiology, habitats and the threats & dangers of extinction.
Keepers at Cedar Cove are educated and trained in the care of Large Exotic Felines or “Big Cats.” The goal is to ensure that all the felines at the facility are maintained in a stress-free environment and are not exploited. On a daily basis, each and every animal at the park is given one-on-one attention so as to enhance and enrich its life.
When the leaves begin turning red and gold in the fall, Kansas area thoughts turn to Ciderfest Festivities!
Here in Louisburg, Kansas, for two exciting weekends every autumn, Louisburg Cider Mill brings you some good old fashioned apple cider fun. Ciderfest is always held on the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. You can buy a cup of fresh hot or cold cider, munch on a cider doughnut, try a freshly dipped caramel apple, be there for the pancake breakfast, or sample a Lost Trail Root Beer — one of the soda treats that Louisburg Cider Mill has become famous for. There is no admission or parking fees to attend Ciderfest.
Activities begin with the Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast. Other activities such as pony rides, inflatable slide, plus cider and donut-making. Craft booths are ongoing throughout the day.
The area also features vineyards, wineries, and antique shops.
The park combines the unique history of the area with all the amenities of a full service RV park. Highlights include a beautiful private fishing pond, wildlife area, and cowboy church. The park has two meeting rooms for group events.
Rutlader is under new ownership. Stop by and meet Richard Lord and experience his new vision to make Rutlader even better in the near future.
33565 Metcalf Road, Louisburg, KS