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: MOTDRA Competitive Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Horse Trails/Campgrounds

Type: Competitive Trail Ride

Dates: 09/30/16 - 10/02/16

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

City: Wild Wilthin You Fitness Adventures LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

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

Date: Sunday, October 02, 2016

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785 650 1620

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

City: Eisenhower State Park Benifit Trail Ride

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Equestrain Trail Ride

Dates: 10/07/16 - 10/09/16

Contact: Jim Thomas

Phone No: 785-633-4761

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

$30 dollar registration.  Join us for a weekend of riding that will include Eisenhower State Park trails and the Corps of Engineers land open through special use permit.   Dinner on Saturday night with door prizes and a live auction to raise additional proceeds.  Hot breakfast provided before the Sunday ride.    Additional sites and corrals are limited so reserve sites through our office. 

City: Milford State Park-Catfish Chasers

Location: Rush Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

City: North American Trail Ride Conference

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

Type: Competitive Trail Ride

Dates: 10/14/16 - 10/15/16

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.

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Lovewell State Park 3D Shoot and Free Park Entrance Day Sept. 11
    WEBBER – Lovewell State Park, in Jewell County, is sponsoring a 3D archery shoot on Sunday, Sept 11. Beginning at 9 a.m., participants can register at the state park archery range, located just north of Cottonwood Campground. All shooters must complete the course by 12 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested to enter and prizes will be awarded fo ... Read More
  • Free Entrance at Kansas State Parks April 23
    PRATT – Soak up the sun, hike a trail, build a craft, enter a 5K, shoot some archery – whatever floats your boat, chances are you’ll be able to enjoy it at a Kansas state park on April 23 during the 2016 Open House event and the best part is, it may only cost you the gas it takes to get there.In an effort to showcase the many exciting and fun t ... Read More
  • Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Grants Available
    PRATT – The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) is a part of the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is administered in Kansas by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). ORLP awards substantial one-to-one matching grants to help urbanized communities provide outdoor recreational ... Read More

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