Cimarron National Grassland
242 East Highway 56
P.O. Box 300
Elkhart, KS 67950
Phone (620) 697-4621
Cimarron National Grassland is one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Located within Morton and Stevens Counties in southwest Kansas, the Cimarron National Grassland encompasses 108,175 acres.
It is the largest area of public land in Kansas and the only parcel managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Rock cliffs, cottonwood groves, grassy fields, yucca and sage brush are scattered throughout the land. Elevation ranges from 3,150 to 3,540 feet. Seasonal variety is provided by native grasses and riparian vegetation along the Cimarron River. The geology of the area is sandstone, shale, limestone, sand and gravel.
Bird watching, scenic driving, hunting, picnicking, camping, fishing and experiencing history are favorite activities.