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: Campground Church (EVERY SUNDAY) 8:30 am

Location: Kansa Campground Shelter - Pomona State Park

Type: Non-denominational services

Dates: 05/24/15 - 10/04/15

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Other Information:

Non-denominational church service every Sunday at the Kansa Campground Shelter.

Bring your lawn chairs.

City: St. Patrick's Catholic Church Fundraiser Trail Ride

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Beneift Trail Ride

Dates: 06/05/15 - 06/07/15

Contact: Rhonda Stark

Phone No: 785-793-2660

Time: 3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

City: 11th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Scott Waters

Phone No: 785-545-3345

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Youth Fishing Tournament! Along with OK Kids - prizes for every participant!!

City: National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Other Information:

Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking or mountain biking one of seven trails at Fall River. Or check out the new Badger Creek Trail just recently completed by the Kansas Trails Council, it's connected to our Bluestem Trail located in the Quarry Bay Area. Insect repellent, water, and sunscreen are recommended. Check with the office for a guided hike.

City: National Trails Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Celebrating National Trails Day! Cross Timbers has five trails for you to enjoy nearly 15 miles total. Check with the office for special guided hikes.

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Officer Logbook 6.1.15
    Days off Sunday through Tuesday.  Lot of rain throughout the whole week.  Attended training involving downed aircraft response and protocol.  Met with Ft. Wardens and was shown Law Enforcement Center on base and protocol with dealing with individuals who are active duty and on post.  Helicopter tour over Ft., ... Read More
  • 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