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

8/1/15 - Lovewell Fun Day
Outdoor Games and Recreation
(Lovewell State Park)

8/1/15 - Little Apple Paddle - Tuttle Creek State Park
float trip
(Kansas River Manhattan)

8/1/15 - End Of Summer Bash/OK Kids Day
Family Recreation
(Elk City State Park)

8/8/15 - Hays Bass Anglers Association
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

8/8/15 - 8/9/15: Knotheads Bait Shop/Kansas Bowfishing Night Series (Carp Bowfishing)
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Lovewell State Park’s Annual Sand Castle Contest July 19
    WEBBER – Lovewell State Park, located in Jewell County in northcentral Kansas, is gearing up for its annual Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest on Sunday, July 19. The event, which is open to teams consisting of up to five members, will be conducted at the Southwinds Beach area. Teams must register at the Lovewell State Park office between 8 a.m ... Read More
  • Celebrate the Fourth at a Kansas State Park
    PRATT – If you’re still looking for the ultimate family-friendly location to spend the Fourth of July Holiday, consider visiting your local Kansas state park. With great views, access to water, and eye-catching fireworks displays, Kansas state parks are the perfect answer for a fun and memorable holiday this year. All Kansas state park Fourth o ... Read More