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

6/21/18 - 6/23/18: Kicker Country Stampede
Country Music Festival
(Tuttle Creek State Park)

6/23/18 - Beatrice Bassmasters
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

6/30/18 - 7/1/18: Multiple Sport Marketing LLC
Mountain Bike and Trial Running Event
(Perry State Park Hike/Bike Trails)

6/30/18 - Fireworks @ KDWPT-Webster State Park
(Webster State Park)

6/30/18 - Lovewell Lake Association Fireworks Display
Fireworks Display
(Lovewell State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • What To Expect At Kansas State Parks Memorial Day Weekend
    PRATT – If ever there was a weekend designed for a perfect getaway out-of-doors, Memorial Day weekend is it. And while Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28, that doesn’t mean you still can’t make last-minute Memorial Day plans. Here’s a list of helpful tips when planning your we ... Read More
  • Your Summer Adventures Await At Kansas State Parks
    PRATT – Whatever your outdoor interests, you’ll find something you enjoy at a Kansas state park this summer. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff have our state parks groomed and ready for visitors, and many special events are scheduled. Your outdoor experience can be exactly what you want it to be: quiet and relaxing, exhilar ... Read More
  • Volunteer For ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ State Park Cleanup
    ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*** (UPDATED 04/18/2018)TOPEKA – Whether you’re looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like “giving back,” consider volunteering for the 2018 “Keep It Clean Kansas” state park cleanup event on April 21, 2018. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in cooperatio ... Read More