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: Eagles Day

Location: Free State High School, with Viewing Field Trips to Clinton State Park

Type: 22nd Annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Contact: Kipp from US Army Corp of Engineers

Phone No: 785-843-7665

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

All activities will be at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Dr., Lawrence

FREE ADMISSION 

Presentations - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 am and 1:15 - 2:45 pm - Kansas' Nesting Bald eagles and Live Raptors (Mike Watkins and Marty Birrell)

Activities for Kids of All Ages - Make an eagle, dissect owl pellets or join in many other fun activities in the exhibit area throughout the day.

Eagle-Viewing Field Trips to Clinton State Park. 10:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m  FREE Bud rides for field trip are available.  First come, first serve.  Dress for weather.    (IF you follow the bus in with your personal vehicle - we will waive the daily vehicle permit.)

City: Seasonal Site Applications DUE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Seasonal (aka Summer Long-term) Site Applications Due

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785 246 3449

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Seasonal, (aka Summer Long-term) Site Applications for the Camping Lottery Draw are DUE.  Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Monday, January 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM. (Postmarked, hand delivered, or emailed no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 22, 2018). The drawing will be held Monday Jan 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The drawing is open to public. If interested or for questions regarding the summer seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information.

City: PERRY STATE PARK

Location: PERRY STATE PARK OFFICE

Type: OFFICE IS CLOSED ALL DAY

Dates: 01/23/18 - 01/26/18

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785.246.3449

Other Information:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com

Daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained by using the self-pay station north of this office, at the Campground Entrance, at the Bike Trails and at the North Boat Ramp.

City: SEASONAL LOTTERY DRAW 2018

Location: Perry State Park

Type: LOTTERY DRAW for Seasonal (aka Summer Long-Term Camping)

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 7850246 3449

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

The drawing is open to public and will be held at the office.  The drawing will be held Friday Jan 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Seasonal, (aka Summer Long-term) Site Applications were DUE for the 2018 Seasonal Summer Camping Lottery Draw at the Perry State Park Office on January 22 2018.   For questions regarding the seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information.

City: Office Closed

Location: PERRY STATE PARK OFFICE

Type: Office close All Day

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

Other Information:

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or through the more than 600 license vendors across the state.  Park daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office. Reservations can be made online at:

 reserveamerica.com 

 kshuntfishcamp.com

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Hike It Off With Friends And Family Jan. 1
    PRATT – You don’t have to feel guilty about the sweets and treats you indulged in over the holidays, because staff at Kansas State Parks have a fun way for you to get “back on track” with the New Year.A total of 18 “First Day Hikes” will be hosted around the state Jan. 1 at select Kansas state parks where park staff will be excited and ready to ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks Offering Free Entrance on Black Friday
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has a Black Friday deal that will give your wallet and your mind a rest. How does free sound? This Black Friday, take “free” to a whole new level and free yourself from the shopping chaos by enjoying a Free Park Entrance Day at any Kansas state park on Nov. 24.KDWPT state park ... Read More
  • Kansas Trails Advisory Board to Meet in Wichita
    PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Trails Advisory Board will hold a public meeting Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC), 6232 E. 29th Street N, in Wichita. The Board will hear and discuss projects previously submitted for funding under the Recreational Trails Fund Act. The meeting will beg ... Read More

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