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

10/28/17 - 10/29/17: Kansas Rails-to-Trails Fall Ultra Extravaganza
Ultra Running
(Celebration Hall and the Prairie Spirit Trail- 220W 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067)

10/28/17 - 10/29/17: Heartland Coursing Assn.
HCA Lure Coursing
(Clinton State Park)


11/11/17 - 11/12/17: Lawrence Trail Hawks-Sanders
Trail race
(Overlook Area)

11/11/17 - Kansas Crappie Club
Veterans Day Shootout at Perry Lake
(Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Learn About Trapping And Predator Calling At Tuttle Creek State Park
    MANHATTAN – Tuttle Creek State Park staff, along with local experts, invite the public to attend a free afternoon workshop on the ins and outs of trapping and calling predators. The Nov. 4 workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the park office, 5800 A River Pond Rd, in Manhattan. Preregistration is not required to attend.Thirteen furbea ... Read More
  • Hike Into The Night Oct. 6 at Tuttle Creek State Park
    PRATT – If stepping into the unknown and going on an expedition is something that sounds fun to you, and you’re not too scared of the dark, here’s an event with your name on it – Tuttle Creek State Park’s Nite Hike. On Oct. 6, adventure-seeking hikers will embark on an hour-long hike through Tuttle Creek State Park from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Th ... Read More
  • Tuttle Creek State Park To Host Guided Bike Ride
    PRATT – Clip on a helmet, stretch out your legs, and prepare to experience Tuttle Creek State Park in a whole new way! In celebration of national Bike Your Park Day on Sept. 30, a 5-mile guided bike ride will be offered at Tuttle Creek State Park, 5800 River Pond Rd A, Manhattan. The free, family-friendly event will take place from 7:30 a.m. - ... Read More