State Parks

Twenty-six state parks, including the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail, invite you to explore Kansas outdoors. Whatever your interest — hiking, camping, wildlife watching, fishing, bike riding, horseback riding, hunting, or just plain relaxing, a Kansas state park has what you’re looking for. Most offer utility and primitive camping and access to lakes, trails and wildlife areas. A few are preserved natural areas, so you can enjoy unspoiled, wild Kansas. Many parks host events such as concerts, festivals, and competitions. If you’ve never stayed at a Kansas state park, use this guide to find the perfect getaway. If you haven’t visited recently, look again - there’s more than meets the eye!

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

9/22/17 - 9/24/17: Critter Care's 22nd Annual Benefit Horse Trail Ride
Trail Ride Rain or Shine
(Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campground )

9/23/17 - Kansas Crappie Trail
Fishing Tournament
(Clinton State Park)

9/23/17 - Hays Bass Anglers Assoc
Fishing Tournament
(Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

9/23/17 - 9/24/17: LANTERN FEST

9/23/17 - 9/24/17: USA Bassin
Fishing Tournament
(Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Relive History at 15th Annual Fall River Rendezvous
    TORONTO – Step back in time to when mountain men and American Indians roamed the recently acquired Louisiana Purchase territory. A time when the success of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” had others clamoring to follow in their footsteps, anxious to explore the unknown. Relive this time and more at the 15th Annual Fall River Rendezvous a ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks Director Elected to National Post
    PRATT – Linda Lanterman, director of the Parks Division for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), was elected president of the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) at their annual meeting held September 5-8 in Missoula, Montana. Lanterman has worked for KDWPT for 25 years and has been Parks Division direc ... Read More
  • Sign Your Kids Up For Southwest Kansas Youth Day
    SCOTT CITY – A flurry of fun activity will be had at the upcoming 2017 Southwest Kansas Youth Day at Historic Lake Scott State Park in Scott City and youth ages 16 and younger are invited to attend. During the Oct. 1 event, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., youth can enjoy a snake presentation, shotgun and BB gun shooting, and a 3D archery sh ... Read More