Horsethief Day-Use Area

GPS: N38 38.610' W097 59.189'

Map of Location

Campsites cannot be Reserved

No Camping is available on this Area

Other Information:

ADA vault toilet, trail head B & C, boat ramp & picnic area

Area Facilities

Buzzard Bay picnic/camping shelter

Wildlife Viewing Area
  • Type of Cabin: Wildlife Viewing
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N 38 38.786' W097 59.390'
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    A .61 mile trail around 2 ponds with 5 photo blinds and an elevated board walk over a marsh and interpretive signs along the way.


Buzzard Bay Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.331' W097 59.637'

Buzzard Bay Boat Ramp
  • Type of Cabin: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.225' W097 59.591'
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    2 lane boat ramp, courtesy dock available


Horsethief Area Gatehouse
  • Type of Cabin: Gate House
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.610' W097 59.189'
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    Fee booth in the middle of the road just before you get to the state park office. This is a seasonal facility, when the gatehouse is not open please purchase permits at the office or self-pay station in front of the office.


Kanopolis State Park Office
  • Type of Cabin: Office/Ranger station
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.709' W097 59.244'
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    This office is the headquarters for personnel that work at Kanopolis State Park.


Wildlife Viewing Area Photo Blinds
  • Type of Cabin: Photo blinds
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.786' W097 59.390'
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    Concrete photoblinds with a wire arbor top, vines growing in the arbor for camoflage


Wildlife Viewing Area Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.786' W097 59.390'

Buffalo Tracks Canyon: Trailhead C
  • Type of Cabin: Trailhead
  • Location of Facility: N38 40.309' W097 59.975'
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    Asphalt parking to access the Kanopolis Multi-use Trail System and the Buffalo Tracks Canyon Nature Trail


Horsethief Canyon Vault Toilet
  • Type of Cabin: Vault Toilet
  • Location of Facility: N38 40.096' W097 59.909'

Trailhead B
  • Type of Cabin: Trailhead
  • Location of Facility: N38 40.096' W097 59.909'
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    Gravel Day-Use Parking area for horseback riders to access the Kanopolis Multi-use Trail System with ADA horse mounting ramp


Horsethief Canyon Boat Ramp
  • Type of Cabin: Boat Ramp
  • Location of Facility: N 38 40.098' W097 59.971'
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    Small boat ramp, great for launching jet skis and small boats.


Indian Rock Picnic Shelter
  • Type of Cabin: Picnic Shelter
  • Location of Facility: N38 39.90 W98 0.083
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    Picnic Shelter overlooking Indian Rock and the lake, a great place to bird watch in the winter


Sandyshore Campground
  • Type of Cabin: campground
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.413' W097 59.863'
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    Shoreline camping on a natural sand beach with lots of cottonwood trees for shade, picnic tables and firerings.


Buzzard Bay Fish Cleaning Station
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Cleaning Station
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N38 38.331' W097 59.637'
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    Modern Fish Cleaning Station with plug-ins for electric knives, grinder and cutting table