State Parks

Click HERE to download "Kansas State Parks: Economic Contributions to Regional and State Economies" – A new study by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University showing Kansas parks have a positive economic impact across the state and across several industries.

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

11/24/21 - 11/30/21: PERRY OFFICE Closed
Office Closed for Holiday
(Perry State Park)

11/29/21 - Little Jerusalem 11-29
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

12/3/21 - Little Jerusalem 12-03
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

12/6/21 - Little Jerusalem 12-06
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

12/10/21 - Little Jerusalem 12-10
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Governor Laura Kelly Announces Study Showing Kansas Parks Good for Economy
    TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced a new study by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) at Wichita State University showing Kansas parks have a positive economic impact across the state and across several industries.“This study confirms that our wildl ... Read More
  • How To Safely Enjoy Kansas State Parks During Memorial Day Weekend
    PRATT – Kansas’ 28 state parks, 63 state fishing lakes, and more than 100 wildlife areas remain open to the public and will be popular destinations over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From camping and horseback riding, to boating and disc golf, there’s no shortage of fun to be had at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) a ... Read More

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