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

12/10/16 - Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt
Pheasant Hunt for Youth 11 thru 16 yr olds and all Women
(Glen Elder State Park)

12/24/16 - 1/2/17: Office Closed- Holiday Break
Office Closing
(Cedar Bluff State Park Office)

1/1/17 - First Day Hike
Hike
(Walnut River Campground)

1/1/17 - First Day Hikes
Community Event
(Statewide)

1/1/17 - First Day Hike
Hike
(Agave Ridge Trail)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Waconda Lake To Host Annual Youth and Women’s Pheasant Hunt
    GLEN ELDER ­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and sponsoring partners will conduct the 2016 Youth and Women’s Celebrity Pheasant Hunt at Waconda Lake (Glen Elder Reservoir) on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event will begin at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast in the Hopewell Church basement at Glen Elder State Park, followed by a p ... Read More
  • 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

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