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

10/21/16 - 10/22/16: Prairie Longrifles Inc.
Mountain Man Rendezvous / Black Powder Riffle Shoot
(Kanopolis State Park (Mulberry Campground))

10/29/16 - 10/30/16: Epic Ultras - Kansas Rails-to-Trails Fall Ultra Extravaganza
Ultra Running
(Prairie Spirit Trail - 220 W 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067)

10/29/16 - Tuttle Creek State Park
Basic Predator Calling and Trapping Workshop
(Tuttle Creek State Park)

10/29/16 - Little Apple Glow Paddle - Tuttle Creek State Park
float trip
(Kansas River Manhattan)

10/31/16 - Friends of the Prairie Spirit Trail- Children's Haunted House- "Haunted Hoedown"
Children's Haunted House
(Garnett Depot in Garnett, KS)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Lovewell State Park 3D Shoot and Free Park Entrance Day Sept. 11
    WEBBER – Lovewell State Park, in Jewell County, is sponsoring a 3D archery shoot on Sunday, Sept 11. Beginning at 9 a.m., participants can register at the state park archery range, located just north of Cottonwood Campground. All shooters must complete the course by 12 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested to enter and prizes will be awarded fo ... Read More
  • Free Entrance at Kansas State Parks April 23
    PRATT – Soak up the sun, hike a trail, build a craft, enter a 5K, shoot some archery – whatever floats your boat, chances are you’ll be able to enjoy it at a Kansas state park on April 23 during the 2016 Open House event and the best part is, it may only cost you the gas it takes to get there.In an effort to showcase the many exciting and fun t ... Read More
  • Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Grants Available
    PRATT – The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) is a part of the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is administered in Kansas by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). ORLP awards substantial one-to-one matching grants to help urbanized communities provide outdoor recreational ... Read More