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

11/22/17 - 11/27/17: Perry Office Closed - Thanksgiving
Office closed for the Holiday
(Perry State Park Office)

11/23/17 - 11/26/17: Office Closed - Thanksgiving Break
Office Closing
(Cedar Bluff State Park Office)

11/24/17 - Opt Outside
Get Outside
(Prairie Spirit Trail - and all other State Parks)

12/12/17 - 12/14/17: PERRY STATE PARK
OFFICE CLOSED ALL DAY
(PERRY STATE PARK OFFICE)

12/12/17 - 12/13/17: Office Closed- Staff Training
Office Closure
(Cedar Bluff Office)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Kansas Trails Advisory Board to Meet in Wichita
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Trails Advisory Board will hold a public meeting Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC), 6232 E. 29th Street N, in Wichita. The Board will hear and discuss projects previously submitted for funding under the Recreational Trails Fund Act. The meeting will beg ... Read More
  • Learn About Trapping And Predator Calling At Tuttle Creek State Park
    MANHATTAN – Tuttle Creek State Park staff, along with local experts, invite the public to attend a free afternoon workshop on the ins and outs of trapping and calling predators. The Nov. 4 workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the park office, 5800 A River Pond Rd, in Manhattan. Preregistration is not required to attend.Thirteen furbea ... Read More
  • Hike Into The Night Oct. 6 at Tuttle Creek State Park
    PRATT – If stepping into the unknown and going on an expedition is something that sounds fun to you, and you’re not too scared of the dark, here’s an event with your name on it – Tuttle Creek State Park’s Nite Hike. On Oct. 6, adventure-seeking hikers will embark on an hour-long hike through Tuttle Creek State Park from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Th ... Read More

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