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

11/23/19 - Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt
Pheasant Hunt for Youth 11 thru 16 yr olds and all Women
(Glen Elder State Park)

11/24/19 - 12/1/19: Perry Office Closed - Thanksgiving
Office closed for the Holiday
(Perry State Park Office)

11/26/19 - Little Jerusalem
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

12/3/19 - Little Jerusalem
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

12/10/19 - Little Jerusalem
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Kansas State Parks Open for Labor Day Holiday
    PRATT – As the Labor Day holiday nears, boaters, anglers, campers and the like can count on Kansas state parks to be open. Earlier this year, significant rains and subsequent flooding left many Kansas state parks damaged and in need of repair, but thanks to the ongoing efforts of dedicated park staff, Kansas state parks are ready for visitors.& ... Read More
  • Rains, Flooding Affect Some State Parks
    TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reported today that frequent heavy rains are impacting some state parks in eastern Kansas. High water levels at many reservoirs have flooded campgrounds, overtopped roads, closed boat ramps and beaches and dampened visitors’ enthusiasm for any outdoor activities. Most state p ... Read More

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