State Parks

Twenty-eight state parks 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

4/3/20 - *Canceled* Little Jerusalem
*Canceled* Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

(Perry State Park)

4/4/20 - 4/5/20: Kansas Bass Nation
Fishing Tournament Jr High & High School
(Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

4/18/20 - 4/19/20: Lexington Ambassadors
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

4/18/20 - Kansas Bass Nation
Bass Fishing Tournament -Junior High
(Milford State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Walk Off the Holidays with a First Day Hike
    PRATT – First Day Hike events will be held on New Year’s Day at 22 of Kansas’ state parks, providing the perfect opportunity to walk off some of those holiday calories, enjoy nature, and welcome in the New Year with family and friends. If you need more convincing, free First Day Hike t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis ... Read More
  • Opt Outside at Kansas State Parks this Black Friday
    PRATT – Skip the long lines on Black Friday this year, Kansas state parks are offering something better. Instead of walking through stuffy shopping centers shoulder to shoulder, spread out and enjoy the gorgeous scenery at Kansas state parks for free. That’s right – on Nov. 29, 2019, entrance fees at all Kansas state parks will be waived. Park ... Read More
  • Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park to Open October 12
    TOPEKA – Updated 9/20/2019 - The wait is finally over. The Nature Conservancy and Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism (KDWPT) announce the much-anticipated Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park will open on Saturday, October 12. Located in southern Logan County, Little Jerusalem is easily accessed from Interstate 70 and U.S. Highwa ... Read More