State Parks

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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

10/8/22 - Kansas Buddy Bass
Tournament
(Perry State Park)

10/8/22 - Halloween in the Park
campsite decoration, trick-or-treat, costumes, trunk-or-treat
(Meade State Park)

10/12/22 - Little Jerusalem 10-12
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

10/14/22 - 10/16/22: Renegades
Trail Ride
(Perry State Park)

10/19/22 - Little Jerusalem 10-19
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Governor Laura Kelly Announces $24.8 Million for Improvements to Flint Hills Trail
    For Immediate Release:August 16, 2022 Contact: Cassie Nicholscassie.nichols@ks.govGovernor Laura Kelly Announces $24.8 Million for Improvements to Flint Hills TrailTOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks today announced that Kansas is the recipient of a $24.8 million federal grant, made possible by the U.S ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks Director Honored With National Award
    For Immediate Release:November 30, 2021 Contact: Nadia Reimer CMP®, KDWP Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.reimer@ks.govKansas State Parks Director Honored With National AwardPRATT – Linda Lanterman, State Parks director for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, was recently honored with the Fran P. Mainella Award by the Clems ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks Offering Free Entrance on Black Friday
    For Immediate Release:November 23, 2021 Contact: Nadia Reimer CMP®, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.reimer@ks.govKansas State Parks Offering Free Entrance on Black FridayPRATT – There’s no better deal than “free” and this Friday, there’s no better place to snag that deal than at a Kansas state park. This Black Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 ... Read More

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