Well’s Overlook

Well’s Overlook

Well's Overlook Tower

From atop the tower at Well’s Overlook, one an see for miles in all directions around the Lawrence, KS area.

From http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/pw/pw_countyparks.aspx – “Wells Park was donated in 1971 to Douglas County by William Well. An observation tower offering a great scenic view of the City of Lawrence is the park’s main focal point. The park also contains a short nature trail for hiking. Follow the winding entry-road to the top of the hill to enter the parking lot. The park is located ¾ mile east of US 59 on the south side of County Route 458 (N. 1000 Road).”

This is one of my favorite outdoor spots in the Lawrence area. The view from atop the tower is awesome in all directions. It’s great for sunrises, as well as sunsets. It’s also a nice spot, not too far from town, to view the stars with less light pollution. Although not ideal, you can get some decent Milky Way photos out there. It’s typically not crowded. When my family and I watched the Persied meteor shower here last year, there were less than a half dozen people. The park has a small hiking trail, as well as picnic tables. Make sure to check it out if you’re in the Lawrence area!

This image was shot using the Sony α6000 mirrorless camera with a Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 lens and stabilized using the MeFoto Roadtrip tripod. Processing was done in Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz Lab’s Impressions plug-in.