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

10/20/18 - 10/21/18: Kansas Bass Nation
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park, Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

10/26/18 - 10/28/18: NATRC Competitive Trail Ride
Competitive Trail Ride
(Perry State Park Horse Trails/Campground)

10/26/18 - 10/28/18: Prairie Longrifles Inc.
Mountain Man Rendezvous / Black Powder Riffle Shoot
(Kanopolis State Park (Mulberry Campground))

10/27/18 - 10/28/18: Kansas Rails-To-Trails Extravaganza
Long Distance Running
(Prairie Spirit Trail)

10/31/18 - Children's Haunted House
Children's Haunted House
(City of Garnett, Depot on the Prairie Spirit Trail)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Bike Your Park Day Coming September 29
    PRATT – Experience Kansas state parks in a whole new way: a group bike ride! As part of the Adventure Cycling Association’s biggest event in North America – “Bike Your Park Day” – outdoor lovers from all over will come together September 29 to enjoy the fun and beauty of our state parks and public lands by bicycle.If you’ve got air in your tire ... Read More
  • America’s State Parks Directors Honor The Nature Conservancy of Kansas
    TOPEKA - The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) recently honored The Nature Conservancy of Kansas (TNC) with its 2018 President’s Award. In 2016, TNC bought a 330-acre tract of land in Logan County that encompasses 250 acres of Niobrara chalk formations. The property adjoins the Smoky Valley Ranch which is owned by TNC. In 201 ... Read More
  • Fun In The Sun At Lovewell State Park
    WEBBER – Lovewell State Park is hosting its annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday, August 4, 2018. It’s a great day to enjoy the state park, as well as a variety of outdoor activities in a family-friendly atmosphere. Lovewell State Park sprawls along the shoreline of Lovewell Reservoir in northcentral Kansas’ Jewell County.The Fun Day events begi ... Read More