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

12/12/17 - 12/14/17: PERRY STATE PARK

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

12/15/17 - 2018 License and Permit Sales
2018 License and Permit Sales
(El Dorado State Park)

12/16/17 - Kansas Crappie Trail
Fishing Tournament
(Clinton State Park)

12/18/17 - 2018 Reservations
2018 Reservations-GO LIVE
(El Dorado State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Kansas State Parks Offering Free Entrance on Black Friday
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has a Black Friday deal that will give your wallet and your mind a rest. How does free sound? This Black Friday, take “free” to a whole new level and free yourself from the shopping chaos by enjoying a Free Park Entrance Day at any Kansas state park on Nov. 24.KDWPT state park ... Read More
  • 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