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

6/28/15 - 7/5/15: Bureau of Reclamation Fireworks Ban
Fireworks Regulation - Fireworks Ban
(Lovewell State Park)

7/3/15 - 7/5/15: Toronto Days
Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.
(Toronto Point & City of Toronto)

7/4/15 - Fireworks Display
Fireworks display
(Glen Elder State Park)

7/4/15 - 4th of July Fireworks
4th of July Fireworks
(Pomona State Park)

7/4/15 - Free Coffee and Donuts
Free Coffee and Donuts by Friends of Pomona State Park
(Pomona State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Celebrate the Fourth at a Kansas State Park
    PRATT – If you’re still looking for the ultimate family-friendly location to spend the Fourth of July Holiday, consider visiting your local Kansas state park. With great views, access to water, and eye-catching fireworks displays, Kansas state parks are the perfect answer for a fun and memorable holiday this year. All Kansas state park Fourth o ... Read More
  • Safe On the Water
    PRATT – The Fourth of July Holiday is popular with Kansas state park patrons. It’s hot, and being outdoors close to the water draws thousands. Most parks have designated swimming beaches, buoyed for safety, but there are no lifeguards. Swimmers must obey safety rules and use common sense to prevent tragedy from marring what should be a fun, rel ... Read More
  • Beginner Sailing Classes to be Held for Youth Ages 8-17
    CHENEY – The Ninnescah Sailing Association’s (NSA) Jr. Sailing Camps are underway and youth age 8-17 are invited to attend. The first camp session will be offered July 6-10, and a second camp session will be offered July 20-24. All classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and will be held at the Afterdeck Activity Center at Cheney La ... Read More