Woodson County is located in Southeast Kansas. A short drive to many attractions and large cities. The communities within its boundaries are Yates Center, Toronto, Neosho Falls and Piqua. Home to Cross Timbers State Park, Woodson State Lake and Yates Center Reservoir, Woodson County is a great county to fish, hunt and just enjoy the outdoors. As of April 2020, the population of Woodson County was 3,115. The county covers approximately 504 square miles.

Scenic Woodson County is an artist’s dream. No matter what the season, Woodson County’s peaceful back roads 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 corn 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 the county.

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 there’s 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 - that’s Woodson County, Kansas! Take some time to experience Woodson County’s countryside, the warm country ways of its people. You’ll surely "Fall In Love With Our Country."

Woodson panorama