CHENEY LAKE, Kan. (KAKE) -- People across the state flocked to area lakes to enjoy the last few days of the summer season. 

Cheney State Park expected around 50,000 visitors over the Labor Day weekend. Hundreds made their way to Cheney Lake to boat, swim and fish. 

"I got to fish with my big brother. We caught some small and big fish," said Rylen Bergn. "We started at the swim area and swam for awhile, and then we got to fish on the dock." 

The busy three-day weekend caps a busy summer season. Kevin O'Brien, Owner of O'Brien's Marine, said business has been steady all summer. 

"With restrictions on travel to other states and quarantine, a lot of people are off their jobs, and there was a lot of people that were looking for something to do," said O'Brien. "They came out to the lake and enjoyed the outdoors."
O'Brien said people have been following guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while at the lake. 
Larry Goode has lived near the lake since he was a boy. He hooks his boat up to his tractor and makes his way to the water as often as he can.
"We've got a nice place here," said Goode. "I try to get out here every weekend if I can."
His time on the lake brings back fond memories of enjoying the water with his six children. Goode said he enjoys water skiing while spending time in the sun.
"You're going to have more people coming out here because of the virus thing, it's a nice recreation thing."