Although last week in June finds some parks soggy, hopes rise with lower waters

A variety of Independence Day events are set to launch the summer season in Kansas state parks. While some parks have experienced high water levels and some flooded or soggy campgrounds in recent weeks, most park facilities are ready for Fourth of July festivities. These events highlight July at Kansas state parks, but other events are planned throughout the month. Many events are educational, and all make park visits more fun.

The following is a list of Kansas state park events for July:

  • July 4-6 -- Independence Day celebration at Cross Timbers SP's Toronto Point;
  • July 4 -- fireworks display at Pomona SP;
  • July 4 -- fireworks display at El Dorado SP;
  • July 5 -- volleyball tournament and Beloit Eagles fireworks display at Glen Elder SP;
  • July 5 -- Wilson Lake Area Association Poker Run boat race and fireworks display at Wilson SP;
  • July 5 -- Osage County Fireworks Festival at Eisenhower SP;
  • July 5 -- Independence Day fireworks display at Lovewell SP;
  • July 5 -- fireworks Display at Kanopolis SP;
  • July 6 -- fireworks display at Cedar Bluff SP;
  • July 12 -- Kansas Catfish Tournament at Pomona SP;
  • July 12 -- Waconda Lake Association blues festival at Glen Elder SP;
  • July 13 -- Kansas Walleye Association fishing tournament at Eisenhower SP;
  • July 14 -- National Get Outdoors Day nature trivia walk at Pomona SP;
  • July 18-20 -- Vietnam veteran's reunion, campout and water activities for the physically challenged at El Dorado SP;
  • July 19 -- bass fishing tournament at Cedar Bluff SP;
  • July 20 -- sand castle/sculpture contest at Lovewell SP;
  • July 25 -- Prairie Port Concert at El Dorado SP;
  • July 26-27 -- Great Plains Personal Watercraft Race at El Dorado SP;
  • July 26 -- Women In The Outdoors equestrian trail ride at Hillsdale SP; and
  • July 26-27 -- Sunflower State Games Middle of the Trail Distance Riders Association equestrian trail ride at Perry SP.