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

City: Friends of Eisenhower State Park Fundraiser

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: West Point Benefit Trail Ride

Dates: 10/10/15 - 10/11/15

Contact: Jim Thomas

Phone No: 785-633-4761

Time: 12:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Schedule of Events:

  • 10/10/15: Trial ride from 12:30-4:30pm
  • 10/10/15: Dinner catered by Friends of Eisenhower State Park at 6:00pm at Ike's Shelter, Transportation provided starting at 5:30pm, Auction & Door Prizes
  • 10/11/15: Breakfast catered by Friends of Eisenhower State Park at 7:00am-8:00am
  • 10/11/15: Trail ride on Blue Trail from 9:00am-12:00pm

Each rider's fee is $30 (Kids 12 & Under $15). Proceeds will go directly toward the West Point Equestrian Camp. No vehicle fee is required for this event, and camp sites can be reserved for West Point camp sites by calling, 785-528-4102.

Monetary donations and auction items welcome!

City: North American Trail Ride Conference

Location: Kanopolis State Park (Rockin'K Campground and trails)

Type: Competitive Trail Ride

Dates: 10/10/15 - 10/11/15

Contact: Erin Glassman

Phone No: 620-617-7221

Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a 2 day competitive trail ride for members of the North American Trail Ride Conference.  Non-members are encouraged to come and learn about the sport.  Novice and Veteran riders, ride trails, do obstacles for judges and the horses condition is checked at vet check stations.

City: Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride for Rockin'K Horse Campground

Location: Kanopolis State Park (Rockin'K Horse Campground)

Type: Benefit Trail ride and Chili cook-off

Dates: 10/17/15 - 10/18/15

Contact: Tracy McIntye

Phone No: 620-680-0935

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Saturday, October 17th, guided trail ride at 10am, that evening there will be a chili cook-off between "barns", auction.  Sunday breakfast and trail ride if folks are interested.  $25.00 per person, includes chili cook-off between barns, 1 raffle ticket, Sunday morn breakfast.  Become a sponsor of $50.00 and get 1 free t-shirt (the $25 does not include a t-shirt)  T-shirts are $15.00.  All proceeds for to the Rockin'K Campground for updating and improvements.

City: Wild Wilthin You, LLC "Hell Creek on Heels"

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: 5k, 30k, 50k Trail Run

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

City: Prairie Longrifles Inc.

Location: Kanopolis State Park (Mulberry Campground)

Type: Mountain Man Rendezvous / Black Powder Riffle Shoot

Dates: 10/23/15 - 10/25/15

Contact: Barbara Long / Luke Long / Jimmy Lewis

Phone No: Barbara or Luke Long 785-667-4612, Jimmy Lewis 785-827-5784

Time: 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Events: Men, Women & Juniors - Rifle, Pistol, Knife & Hawk, Supervised Pre-Junior Shoot, Under the Table Shoot, Kids Events.


All shooting from bag, Round Ball ONLY, Open Sights, NMRLA Rules Apply, Range Officers have FINAL WORD


Saturday Evening Meal for Registered Guests, $3.00 for Non-Registered Guests


SHOOTING HOURS: Saturday 8:00 - 3:00, TRADERS WELCOME - $15.00 Fee or Donation, Prize of Equal Value

SHOOTING FEE: $15.00 Single, $25.00 Family

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Kick It at Kanopolis This October
    MARQUETTE – If you’re looking to get outside and kick your weekends up a notch, consider heading to Kanopolis State Park for a weekend event the whole family is sure to enjoy. From trail rides and shoots, to chili cook-offs and raffles, Kanopolis State Park is your good-time headquarters for the month of October.OCTOBER 9-11Head over to the Roc ... Read More
  • Eisenhower State Park to Host Benefit Trail Ride
    OSAGE CITY ­– October can offer ideal weather for just about any outdoor activity, but especially horseback riding. That’s why staff at Eisenhower State Park invite equestrian enthusiasts from around the state to participate in a special benefit trail ride on Oct. 10-11. In an effort to raise money for the park’s West Point Equestrian Camp, pre ... Read More
  • Lake Scott State Park to Host Youth Day
    PRATT – Staff at Lake Scott State Park, located 14 miles north of Scott City, invite youth age 16 and younger to join in on outdoor shooting fun Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. as part of the 2015 Southwest Kansas Youth Day. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot shotguns, BB guns, and archery equipment, as well as enjoy live sna ... Read More