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: Bureau of Reclamation Fireworks Ban

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Regulation - Fireworks Ban

Dates: 06/28/15 - 07/05/15

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Other Information:

On Wednesday June 12, 2013 the Bureau of Reclamation announced that fireworks will no longer be allowed on lands or waters owned by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR regulation 43 CFR 423.30 C) due to liability issues. Therefore, the discharge of personal fireworks at Lovewell State Park (including the Pioneer Day Use area), Lovewell Wildlife Area, Twin Coves Private Trailer area and Lovewell Private Cabin area is strictly prohibited. Persons discharging fireworks within these areas will be subject to penalties. Questions can be directed to the Lovewell State Park Office at (785) 753-4971.

City: Wilson Lake Area Association Fireworks Display

Location: North of Spillway Boat Ramp

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Friday, July 03, 2015

Contact: Wilson Lake Area Association

Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Fireworks will begin after dark.

City: Toronto Days

Location: Toronto Point & City of Toronto

Type: Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.

Dates: 07/03/15 - 07/05/15

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Toronto Days will be held July 3 - July 5, 2015. Area wide event, most events held in the City of Toronto will include: street dance, baby contest, talent contest, mud run, raffle, mud volleyball tourney, and food vendors.  FIREWORKS will be July 5, 2015 after sunset.

City: Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fireworks display

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2015

Time: 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Sponsored by Waconda Lake Fireworks.  The display will be shot from the Osage area (where it used to be in the park)

City: 4th of July Fireworks

Location: Pomona State Park

Type: 4th of July Fireworks

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Fireworks display will be at Pomona State Park on Saturday, July 4th.  Best viewing points is the disc golf area.  Fireworks will begin a dusk.

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Celebrate the Fourth at a Kansas State Park
    PRATT – If you’re still looking for the ultimate family-friendly location to spend the Fourth of July Holiday, consider visiting your local Kansas state park. With great views, access to water, and eye-catching fireworks displays, Kansas state parks are the perfect answer for a fun and memorable holiday this year. All Kansas state park Fourth o ... Read More
  • Safe On the Water
    PRATT – The Fourth of July Holiday is popular with Kansas state park patrons. It’s hot, and being outdoors close to the water draws thousands. Most parks have designated swimming beaches, buoyed for safety, but there are no lifeguards. Swimmers must obey safety rules and use common sense to prevent tragedy from marring what should be a fun, rel ... Read More
  • Beginner Sailing Classes to be Held for Youth Ages 8-17
    CHENEY – The Ninnescah Sailing Association’s (NSA) Jr. Sailing Camps are underway and youth age 8-17 are invited to attend. The first camp session will be offered July 6-10, and a second camp session will be offered July 20-24. All classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and will be held at the Afterdeck Activity Center at Cheney La ... Read More