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: Topeka Retriver Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Retriever Field Trial

Dates: 10/02/15 - 10/04/15

Contact: Susan Lagergren

Phone No: 816-808-5613

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

City: OK Kids Day

Location: Bluestem Point, El Dorado State Park

Type: Free Outdoor Events for Kids

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015

Contact: Tyler Burt

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

This will be the 15th year that kids get to come out and enjoy a free, fun filled day at the Park. The day includes a free lunch and prizes for all. A fishing contest (sponsored by the Bill Higgins family) allows for some friendly competition. Don’t tell the kids, but they’re actually learning skills and science facts during the day too!

City: Hays Bass Anglers Association

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015

Contact: Clayton Rudman/Klint VonFeldt

Phone No: 785-639-1496/785-628-6667

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Start time is safe light

City: Maverick Disc Golf

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Disc Golf Tournament

Dates: 10/03/15 - 10/05/15

Contact: Rob Martin

Phone No: 785-764-2229

Time: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Other Information:

If you have questions call or email Rob Martin. Email address is

City: Wild Within You, LLC Hell Creek on Wheels

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: Mountain Bike Race

Date: Sunday, October 04, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Eisenhower State Park to Host Benefit Trail Ride
    OSAGE CITY ­– October can offer ideal weather for just about any outdoor activity, but especially horseback riding. That’s why staff at Eisenhower State Park invite equestrian enthusiasts from around the state to participate in a special benefit trail ride on Oct. 10-11. In an effort to raise money for the park’s West Point Equestrian Camp, pre ... Read More
  • Lake Scott State Park to Host Youth Day
    PRATT – Staff at Lake Scott State Park, located 14 miles north of Scott City, invite youth age 16 and younger to join in on outdoor shooting fun Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. as part of the 2015 Southwest Kansas Youth Day. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot shotguns, BB guns, and archery equipment, as well as enjoy live sna ... Read More
  • Free Entrance and Healthy Fun at Kansas State Parks Sept. 26
    TOPEKA – If it’s been a while since you’ve visited a Kansas state park, consider this you’re formal invitation to come on back! The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) to offer Healthy Fun at the State Parks Day, Sept. 26; a day when admission to all Kansas state park ... Read More