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The restroom is closed for the season and the water is shut off to the dump station.  The dump station can be used if you use the water from your own tank.  There are pit toilets available on the trails.

Most of the sites at Sand Hills have frost-free hydrants and long term sites are available with water, sewer and electric year round.

Reminder:  Permits and licenses for 2016 are now on sale.  Annual camping permits can be purchased at a reduced price until April 1st and reservations for the 2016 season, including State Fair time, can be made at reserveamerica.com.  Lock in your favorite spot now.  The "Exploring Sand Hills Competitive Trail Ride", a NATRC event, will be held on April 22nd and 23rd, 2016.  For more information on the ride, contact Liz Klamm @ 620-694-9336 and for reservations call the Cheney State Park office @ 316-542-3664. 

All Wildlife and Parks offices will be closed on March 10th and 11th, 2016 so that staff can attend training.

 

Located north of Hutchinson, about one mile east of K-61 on either 56th Street or 69th Street

Sand Hills State Park, a 1,123 acre natural area, has been preserved for its sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. Popular activities at the park are hiking and horseback riding. Other activities include hunting, bird watching, wildflower walks, jogging and just simple relaxation in the country.

There are eight trails in the park which are broken down into interpretive, hiking and horseback riding trails. There are 14 miles of trails which weave in between 10 to 40-feet high sand dunes, through grasslands and trees, and around ponds. Modern facilities are limited to two vault toilets.

Campgrounds have been constructed and are open for reservations at ReserveAmerica.com

Phone:
Address:
4207 E. 56th
Hutchinson,KS    67502
County/Counties:
Park News - Updated: 09/07/2015

New projects are horse manure bunks and pads for the dumpsters to set on.  Future plans include a shelter and year-round bathroom.  We are working on the bunks and pads now but are hopeful to start the other plans soon.

Trail permits are no longer required at Sand Hills State Park. It is now like other state parks in Kansas where a vehicle permit is required on vehicles entering the park or parking in the lots.

Another future endeaver will be cabins. We are looking forward to having 3 cabins available for use some time soon. Plans are under way at this time. Be sure to check out the cabin at the State Fair to see what the cabins will resemble.

 

Healthy Fun at the State ParksLocation: Sand Hills State ParkDate: Saturday Sept. 26thTime: Tentatively 9am - 2pm Scheduled events:

  • Registration in maintenance shed.
  • Boy Scouts (Travis Oden) - Kayaking, BB Gun Range,
  • Rednecks for Christ (Brian Teichman) - Archery
  • Park Ranger (Shayn Koppes) - Nature walk and Lookout Hill,
  • Campfire cookout - Hot dogs, chips, water, etc.. Will grill if too windy.
  • Larry Wortman & Janice Jaggard - camphosts - help organize activities during the day.
  • Potted tree give away drawing after lunch.
  • Guess how many. Jars of candy or other stuff give aways. After lunch
  • other events and activities not listed yet
General Information
Phone:
Address:
4207 E. 56th
 
Hutchinson, KS    67502
County/Counties:

Sand Hills SP (PDF 229.86 kB)

North of Hutchinson on K-61,

Campground can be accessed off of 56th Street

Park can also be accessed off of 69th Street


History

In 1974 the Kansas Park and Resources Authority acquired 640 acres of land from Kansas State Industrial Reformatory. These 640 acres bacame the 22nd State Park in Kansas by a House Bill signed by Governor Robert Docking. Shortly after this transfer, the Dillon Family of Hutchinson donated an adjacent 320 acres. With the donation, the Park and Resources Authority was able to acquire another adjacent 163 acres with Federal Land and Water Funds, thus establishing the present 1,123 acre Park.

Sand Hills Areas
Sand Hills Trails
Tallgrass
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.079 W97 50.033

Pond trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.474 W97 50.313

Cottonwood trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.672 W97 51.101

Bluestem
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.358 W97 50.609

Prairie trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.89999997615814 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.458 W97 51.206

Dune trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.17000007629395 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 06.936 W97 51.502

Woodland trail
  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 06.948 W97 51.806

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