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

9/5/15 - John Rodgers Chili Cookoff
Open air chili cookoff - Open to the public
(El Dorado State Park)

9/6/15 - Tye-Dye Shirt Project
Tye Dye
(Eisenhower State Park - Basketball Court)

9/6/15 - Ninnescah Sailing Association Labor Day Fireworks
Community Event - Fireworks
(Cheney State Park (Ninnescah Sailing Association))

9/6/15 - Logan Mize Concert - Music in the Park
Community Event
(El Dorado State Park - Walnut River Campground)

9/8/15 - Hillsdale Range Novice Handgun Training
Novice Handgun Training
(Hillsdale State Park )

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Enjoy a Splashing Good Time at Elk City State Park August 1
    INDEPENDENCE – If cruising in a kayak, floating around on a paddleboard, and getting splashed by water balloons are activities your child would enjoy, consider bringing them to Elk City State Park on August 1 for the park’s annual End of Summer Bash and OK Kids Day.Activities will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and al ... Read More
  • Lovewell to Host Annual Fun Day August 1
    WEBBER – Lovewell State Park staff invite your family to join them on Saturday, August 1 for the park’s annual Lovewell Fun Day. The day’s events will kick off with a 5K and 10K Predict Walk and Run. Registration for the walk and run will open at 7 a.m. at the mud volleyball pit.Following the walk and run, a co-ed mud volleyball tournament will ... Read More
  • Families Enjoy 2015 Capital Campout
    TOPEKA– Kids and families from the Topeka area discovered the great outdoors at the Second Annual Capital Campout on Saturday, July 11 at MacLennan Park in Topeka. Even though the Friday night camping portion was cancelled due to inclement weather, more than 50 children and adults came out the following morning from 8 a.m. to noon to enjoy a va ... Read More