State Parks

Twenty-six state parks, including the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail, 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

7/25/19 - 7/27/19: Dam Music Fest
Music Fest
(El Dorado)

7/27/19 - Cougar Pass Shelter
Private Event
(Perry State Park)

8/3/19 - Lovewell Fun Day
Outdoor Games and Recreation
(Lovewell State Park)

8/3/19 - 17th Annual Fall River Star Party
Stargazing
(Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area - Casner Creek Campground)

8/10/19 - Summer Splash
Water slides, sprinklers, and snow cones
(Cedar Point Campground)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Rains Won’t Stop State Park Fun
    TOPEKA – Widespread spring rains haven’t dampened the outdoor spirit at Kansas state parks, although there will be impacts to some park facilities in eastern Kansas. However, many state parks in the western portion of the state were mostly unaffected by the rainy weather and are open and ready to welcome visitors. They include Wilson, Meade, Ce ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks To Host New Year’s Day Hikes
    TOPEKA ­– On New Year’s Day, Kansas state park staff want to help you get some exercise and experience some of Kansas’ finest hiking trails. First Day Hike events will be held at 19 Kansas state parks, and all hikers get a free “Hike Local” long-sleeved t-shirt.“It’s just an amazing way to get things started for a New Year,” said Linda Lanterma ... Read More

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