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: Dam Music Festival

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Festival-WR Amphitheater

Dates: 07/28/17 - 07/29/17

Contact: El Dorado Park Office

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm

Other Information:

A lake, beach, partying, swimming, drinking, super fun Music Festival! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!

Two Concerts...Ten Bands!!!

City: SSG Adventure Race

Location: Perry State Park Lake View Shelter

Type: Sunflower State Games Adventure Race

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Contact: COMMISSIONER Tiara Adams,

Other Information:

This is a SSG (Sunflower State Games) Event Hosted By Off Road Rage Adventures.

Meet at Lakeview Group Shelter at Perry State Park.

Check-in: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.

Pre-Race meeting: 7:45 a.m.

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

VEHICLE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE STATE PARK.  $5.00 per day per vehicle or ANNUAL ones are available for $25.00.  Contact the State Park for questions about vehicle permits all other questions about the event contact: SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES and or Tiara Adams,

City: Target Archery

Location: Eisenhower Archery Range

Type: Youth

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Phone No: 785-528-4102

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

City: USA Bassin

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

City: Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, Rock/Paper/Scissors Tournament, Sandpile Treasure Hunt Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than August 3rd.

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Kansas Anglers Fish Free June 3-4
    PRATT – In accordance with National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3-11, Kansas anglers will fish for free on June 3 and 4. That means that anyone may fish in Kansas without a fishing license. Landowner permission is necessary to fish any private ponds or streams unless they are enrolled in the F.I.S.H. program.Kansas Department of Wildlife, Pa ... Read More
  • Let’s Camp Kansas!
    PRATT – C’mon Kansas, let’s go camping! There are 26 Kansas state parks just waiting for you to explore, and it won’t be more fun or affordable than it will be on May 6, 2017. That’s when Kansas state parks will recognize the “Let’s Camp America!” campaign, sponsored by America’s State Parks, and offer free park entrance to visitors. In its thi ... Read More
  • Tuttle Creek State Park Selected For BlueCHIP Award
    PRATT – Tuttle Creek State Park near Manhattan was recently chosen to receive a $2,500 BlueCHIP Award by BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association (KRPA). BlueCHIP Awards are issued through a community health improvement program created seven years ago by KRPA and BCBSKS to recognize and reward Kans ... Read More