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

6/28/15 - 7/5/15: Bureau of Reclamation Fireworks Ban
Fireworks Regulation - Fireworks Ban
(Lovewell State Park)

7/3/15 - Wilson Lake Area Association Fireworks Display
Fireworks Display
(North of Spillway Boat Ramp)

7/3/15 - 7/5/15: Toronto Days
Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.
(Toronto Point & City of Toronto)

7/4/15 - Fireworks Display
Fireworks display
(Glen Elder State Park)

7/4/15 - 4th of July Fireworks
4th of July Fireworks
(Pomona State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Beginner Sailing Classes to be Held for Youth Ages 8-17
    CHENEY – The Ninnescah Sailing Association’s (NSA) Jr. Sailing Camps are underway and youth age 8-17 are invited to attend. The first camp session will be offered July 6-10, and a second camp session will be offered July 20-24. All classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and will be held at the Afterdeck Activity Center at Cheney La ... Read More
  • June 20 Proclaimed American Eagle Day
    PRATT – June 20, 2015 has been proclaimed “American Eagle Day” as a way to celebrate America’s living symbol of freedom, the bald eagle, and to bring attention to this magnificent species’ dramatic recovery.For over 230 years, the bald eagle has served as the living symbol of all that America stands for: freed ... Read More
  • Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day June 13
    PRATT – How many times this summer have you heard “Mom, I’m bored!” or “Dad, can we go outside and do something?” It’s a sure sign that a child in your life is in need of adventure. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has the perfect resource for getting your kids outside and occupied, and National Get Outdoors Day, Jun ... Read More