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: Trail Nerds Association

Location: Perry State Park Bike Trails

Type: Mountain Bike

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016

Contact: Trail Nerds Associaton

Phone No: 816/810-8440

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

City: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Pokemon Go in the Park

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016

Contact: Cedar Bluff State Park Staff

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Cedar Bluff State Park will be hosting a Pokemon Go Hunt from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. putting Pokemon lures in the north side of the Park. With 3 gyms and 10 Pokemon stops in just a small area, you are sure to "catch them all!"

City: Pokemon in the Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Family Fun

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016

Contact: Cedar Bluff Office

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Have you been looking for a good place to hunt for Pokemon? Cedar Bluff State Park is your Place. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is sponsoring free vehicle permits so there is no cost to hunt pokemon! Bluffton Area has 10 Stops and 3 Gyms. Page Creek has 2 Stops and 1 Gym. We will be placing Lures at 3 different locations for 10 hours each, 10am to 8pm in the Bluffton Area Campgrounds.
Need a charge? If you pack your charger, any unused electrical spot will be available for free phone charging!
This will be great family fun, so take advantage of the cooler weather at this all free event! 
Here at Cedar Bluff State Park we encourage everyone to use safety and get outside and get some healthy fun!

City: Crusin the Shoreline

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Car Parade

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016

Contact: Denny Tyron

Phone No: 785.554.5846

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Other Information:


Special interest cars/trucks of all years, makes and models will cruise though Perry State Park Oct 1 2016.  This 30 mile drive from Perry KS to Lake Ridge Estates is due to travel through PERRY STATE PARK Campgrounds approximately 2:30.  October 1 is Free Entrance Day at all State Parks. No Vehicle Permit is required. Watch the car parade and enjoy a free daily stay at Perry State Park.

Lake Ridge Estates Home Association

Questions? Contact Denny Tyron 785.554.5846 or Donna Tyron 785.845.2794

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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