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

8/25/17 - Music in the Park
Free live music!
(El Dorado State Park)

8/26/17 - Tiara Triathlon
Run-Walnut River Beach
(El Dorado State Park)

9/2/17 - 9/3/17: 2017 Campin & Cookin BBQ Contest
BBQ Contest
(Eisenhower State Park)

9/2/17 - 6TH Annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails Fundraiser
Trial Ride Fund Raiser
(Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campground)

9/8/17 - 9/11/17: Lawrence Trail Hawks-100
Trail Race
(Clinton State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Still Time For State Park Summer Fun
    PRATT – Summer is winding down and before we know it, school will start and another busy fall will be underway. However, there’s still time for some summer fun at Kansas state parks, and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Park staff are working to ensure your last days of summer will be memorable.Kansas state parks offer the best ... Read More
  • Kansas Anglers Fish Free June 3-4
    PRATT – In accordance with National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3-11, Kansas anglers will fish for free on June 3 and 4. That means that anyone may fish in Kansas without a fishing license. Landowner permission is necessary to fish any private ponds or streams unless they are enrolled in the F.I.S.H. program.Kansas Department of Wildlife, Pa ... Read More
  • Let’s Camp Kansas!
    PRATT – C’mon Kansas, let’s go camping! There are 26 Kansas state parks just waiting for you to explore, and it won’t be more fun or affordable than it will be on May 6, 2017. That’s when Kansas state parks will recognize the “Let’s Camp America!” campaign, sponsored by America’s State Parks, and offer free park entrance to visitors. In its thi ... Read More