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The Kansas State Fair is coming up on September 9th to September 18, 2016.  We have plenty of sites available for fair time so go to reserveamerica.com or call 316-542-3664 to make your camping reservation for fair time.  Sand Hills State Park is on east 56th St. north of Hutchinson, about 5 miles north on K-61 highway.  We are a nice quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of "town" but still only about 5 miles from the fair grounds.  Come see us.

Located north of Hutchinson, about one mile east of K-61 on either 56th Street or 69th Street

Sand Hills State Park, a 1,123 acre natural area, has been preserved for its sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. Popular activities at the park are hiking and horseback riding. Other activities include hunting, bird watching, wildflower walks, jogging and just simple relaxation in the country.

There are eight trails in the park which are broken down into interpretive, hiking and horseback riding trails. There are 14 miles of trails which weave in between 10 to 40-feet high sand dunes, through grasslands and trees, and around ponds. Modern facilities are limited to two vault toilets.

Campgrounds have been constructed and are open for reservations at ReserveAmerica.com

Phone:
Address:
4207 E. 56th
Hutchinson,KS    67502
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Park News - Updated: 07/21/2016

The "Exploring Sand Hills Competitive Trail Ride", a NATRC event, will be held on April 22nd and 23rd, 2016.  For more information on the ride, contact Liz Klamm @ 620-694-9336 and for reservations call the Cheney State Park office @ 316-542-3664. 

General Information
Phone:
Address:
4207 E. 56th
 
Hutchinson, KS    67502
County/Counties:

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North of Hutchinson on K-61,

Campground can be accessed off of 56th Street

Park can also be accessed off of 69th Street


History

In 1974 the Kansas Park and Resources Authority acquired 640 acres of land from Kansas State Industrial Reformatory. These 640 acres bacame the 22nd State Park in Kansas by a House Bill signed by Governor Robert Docking. Shortly after this transfer, the Dillon Family of Hutchinson donated an adjacent 320 acres. With the donation, the Park and Resources Authority was able to acquire another adjacent 163 acres with Federal Land and Water Funds, thus establishing the present 1,123 acre Park.

Sand Hills Areas
Sand Hills Trails
Tallgrass
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.079 W97 50.033

Pond trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.474 W97 50.313

Cottonwood trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.672 W97 51.101

Bluestem
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.358 W97 50.609

Prairie trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.89999997615814 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.458 W97 51.206

Dune trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.17000007629395 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 06.936 W97 51.502

Woodland trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 06.948 W97 51.806

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