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

3/21/18 - Frinds of the Prairie Spirit Trail. Trail Birthday Bash, Dinner and Auction
Trail Dinner and Silent Auction
(Anderson County High School-Commons Area)

3/23/18 - 2018 Anderson County Spring Fling Beginner Angler Education
Beginner Angler Education
(Shelter House #1 and #2 at Garnett South Lake (Crystal Lake), Garnett, KS)

3/24/18 - 3/25/18: Prairie Spirit Trail 100 Mile, 50 Mile and 50 K Ultra - Timer Guys
Ultra Running
(Prairie Spirit Trail - 220 W 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067)

4/7/18 - Kansas UltraRunners Society 20th Annual Rockin' K Ultramarathon Trail Run
50-Mile Run & Trail Marathon
(Kanopolis State Park)

4/21/18 - Catfish Chasers Tournament Series
Fishing Tournament
(Perry State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Tuttle Creek State Park To Remain Open Amid Tuttle Creek Dam Improvements
    MANHATTAN – Three major construction projects, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are in-the-works near Tuttle Creek Dam. Areas of focus include service gates 3 and 4 located in the lakeside intake tower, the Stilling Basin located below the dam, and the Spillway Bridge Deck, east of Tuttle Creek Dam. Construction is set to begin soon, an ... Read More
  • Hike It Off With Friends And Family Jan. 1
    PRATT – You don’t have to feel guilty about the sweets and treats you indulged in over the holidays, because staff at Kansas State Parks have a fun way for you to get “back on track” with the New Year.A total of 18 “First Day Hikes” will be hosted around the state Jan. 1 at select Kansas state parks where park staff will be excited and ready to ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks Offering Free Entrance on Black Friday
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has a Black Friday deal that will give your wallet and your mind a rest. How does free sound? This Black Friday, take “free” to a whole new level and free yourself from the shopping chaos by enjoying a Free Park Entrance Day at any Kansas state park on Nov. 24.KDWPT state park ... Read More