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

5/23/15 - Friends of Tuttle Creek State Park
Camper Breakfast
(Tuttle Creek State Park, Man Kan shelter)

5/23/15 - Lantern Fest 2015
El Dorado CVB
(El Dorado State Park)

5/23/15 - Kansas Team Trail
Bass Tournament
(Eisenhower State Park)

5/23/15 - Kid's Activities
Kid's Activities
(Southwind Shelter House)

5/23/15 - Memorial Day Event - Band at the Marina
Band - Jeremy Butcher and the Bail Jumpers
(Marina Parking Lot - Rain location - Southwind Shelter House)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Tuttle Creek Lake Association To Hold Kids Fishing Clinic for 21st Year
    MANHATTAN – For the past 20 years, the Tuttle Creek Lake Association (TCLA) has sponsored an event that teaches fishing skills to about 100 kids each year. This year’s Annual Youth Fishing Clinic, to be held May 29-30, marks the 21st year for this outstanding event, which is open to youth ages 8-12. All young anglers must be accompanied by an ... Read More
  • Kids Fishing Clinic at Lovewell State Park June 7
    WEBBER – Whether your child has yet to be introduced to fishing, or is already proficient at baiting a hook and casting, consider treating them to a free Kid’s Fishing Clinic at Lovewell State Park on June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is open to youth ages 7-16 and will cover fish identification, knot tying, casting, lure selection, and ... Read More
  • Two Kansas Duck Zone Boundaries Information Nights Left
    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones and two meetings remain. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend one of the informational nights listed below. ... Read More