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: USA Bassin

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 07, 2016

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316 734 1430

Time: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

City: OK Kids Day

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Kids Outdoor Day

Date: Saturday, May 07, 2016

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Outdoor Kansas Kids Day - sponsored by Kansas Wildscape Foundation, featuring their WildLifer Challenge!  Kids meet and begin the morning at 8am with a fishing derby at the kids pond.  Then meet back in Fredonia Bay for skeet shoot and archery.  A hot dog lunch and prizes will be given.  Bring the kids out for this fun outdoor Kansas kids day!

City: KS Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament

Location: Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 07, 2016

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

City: Olathe Bass Club Tournament

Location: Eisenhower State Park - East Ramp

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 07, 2016

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

City: Webster State Park OK Kids

Location: Webster State Park


Date: Saturday, May 07, 2016

Phone No: 7854256775

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

OK Kids Day will be May 7 starting at 9 AM. Please call the office to pre-register the youth for the activities between April 4 - April 27 to be eligible for a T-Shirt. Registration will be taken up to and including that day but no guarantee of a T-Shirt.

Activities include, Wet a Line; Skins and skulls; Set Your Sights; Nature Craft; k-9 Demonstration; Boater Safety; Nature Hike (Wear closed toed shoes); Build a Fort. Lunch will be served around 12:30 with the drawing to follow. All children who have completed 4 or more activities AND in attendance for the drawing will be included in the drawing for a Lifetime Hunt, Fish or Fur Harvester License. (The child must be a current Kansas resident to be eligible for the lifetime license. The Lifetime Hunt, Fish or Fur Harvest License prize is nontransferable. If the drawn name currently has all the listed licenses a new name will be drawn.)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • KDWPT Holiday Closings
    PRATT – There’s plenty to enjoy and be thankful for over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and this year, we hope the great outdoors makes your list. While most Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices will be closed Nov. 26-29, we hope you will take time to enjoy hiking, hunting or fishing with family at one of the many public ... Read More