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

4/29/17 - USA BASSIN
Black Bass Tournament
(El Dorado State Park)

4/29/17 - 4/30/17: Kansas Walleye Association
Walleye Fishing Tournament
(El Dorado State Park)

4/30/17 - American Bass Anglers
Bass Tournament
(El Dorado State Park)

5/6/17 - Lets Camp America
Free Vehicle Entrance Day
(El Dorado State Park)

5/6/17 - Let's Camp America- Cedar Bluff
Camping
(Cedar Bluff State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Tuttle Creek State Park Selected For BlueCHIP Award
    PRATT – Tuttle Creek State Park near Manhattan was recently chosen to receive a $2,500 BlueCHIP Award by BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association (KRPA). BlueCHIP Awards are issued through a community health improvement program created seven years ago by KRPA and BCBSKS to recognize and reward Kans ... Read More
  • Waconda Lake To Host Annual Youth and Women’s Pheasant Hunt
    GLEN ELDER ­– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and sponsoring partners will conduct the 2016 Youth and Women’s Celebrity Pheasant Hunt at Waconda Lake (Glen Elder Reservoir) on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event will begin at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast in the Hopewell Church basement at Glen Elder State Park, followed by a p ... Read More

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