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

10/10/15 - Friend of El Dorado Lake Mud Run & Garden Tractor Pull
Mud Run
(El Dorado State Park)

10/10/15 - 10/11/15: Friends of Eisenhower State Park Fundraiser
West Point Benefit Trail Ride
(Eisenhower State Park)

10/10/15 - 10/11/15: North American Trail Ride Conference
Competitive Trail Ride
(Kanopolis State Park (Rockin'K Campground and trails))

10/17/15 - 10/18/15: Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride for Rockin'K Horse Campground
Benefit Trail ride and Chili cook-off
(Kanopolis State Park (Rockin'K Horse Campground))

10/18/15 - Wild Wilthin You, LLC "Hell Creek on Heels"
5k, 30k, 50k Trail Run
(Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Eisenhower State Park to Host Benefit Trail Ride
    OSAGE CITY ­– October can offer ideal weather for just about any outdoor activity, but especially horseback riding. That’s why staff at Eisenhower State Park invite equestrian enthusiasts from around the state to participate in a special benefit trail ride on Oct. 10-11. In an effort to raise money for the park’s West Point Equestrian Camp, pre ... Read More
  • Lake Scott State Park to Host Youth Day
    PRATT – Staff at Lake Scott State Park, located 14 miles north of Scott City, invite youth age 16 and younger to join in on outdoor shooting fun Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. as part of the 2015 Southwest Kansas Youth Day. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot shotguns, BB guns, and archery equipment, as well as enjoy live sna ... Read More
  • Free Entrance and Healthy Fun at Kansas State Parks Sept. 26
    TOPEKA – If it’s been a while since you’ve visited a Kansas state park, consider this you’re formal invitation to come on back! The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) to offer Healthy Fun at the State Parks Day, Sept. 26; a day when admission to all Kansas state park ... Read More