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

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)

12/22/21 - 1/6/22: PERRY OFFICE Closed
Office Closed
(Perry State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • 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

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