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

5/24/15 - 10/4/15: Campground Church (EVERY SUNDAY)
Non-denominational services
(Kansa Campground Shelter)

5/30/15 - CFCC & Assoc
Benefit Trail Ride
(Eisenhower State Park)

5/31/15 - Waconda Lake Assoc. Poor Man Walleye Tournament
Walleye Tournament
(Glen Elder Marina boat ramp)

6/5/15 - 6/7/15: St. Patrick's Catholic Church Fundraiser Trail Ride
Beneift Trail Ride
(Eisenhower State Park)

6/6/15 - 11th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
Youth Fishing Tournament
(Glen Elder State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • No Fishing Licenses Required June 6 and 7, 2015
    PRATT – Free Fishing Weekend, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the joys of angling. Typically held the first full weekend in June each year, free fishing weekends are two-day periods when fishing licenses are not required to fish Kansas lakes and reservoirs. Free ... Read More
  • Kansas Game Wardens Recognized for Exemplary Efforts
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) law enforcement division recently presented several game wardens with awards for their outstanding efforts both on and off the field in 2014. The following officers were recognized for their exemplary efforts:The Award of Merit was presented to Hal Kaina and Greg Salisbury. Ka ... Read More
  • 2015 Antelope Permit Application Deadline June 12
    PRATT – Firearms and muzzleloader permit applications for the 2015 antelope season, open to Kansas residents, will be accepted through June 12. Applications can be made online by visiting, or by calling the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Pratt Operations Office at (620) 672-5911.H ... Read More