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!

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

7/27/24 - SHELTER 7 Family Event
Private Family Event
(PERRY STATE PARK)

7/27/24 - 7/29/24: Off Road Rage Adventures
ORIENTEERING RACE- Dust til Dawn
(PERRY STATE PARK)

7/27/24 - 7/28/24: Hi-Plains Bassmasters Club Tournament
Club Fishing Tournament
(Cedar Bluff State Park- Overland Ramp)

7/27/24 - 7/28/24: Knotheads Bowfishing
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

8/3/24 - 8/4/24: Night Train - Outlaw 100
Night running
(Prairie Spirit Trail - Garnett, KS start)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Kansas State Parks to Offer New Year’s Day Hikes
    For Immediate Release:December 27, 2023 Contacts: Nadia Marji CMP®, Chief of Public Affairsnadia.marji@ks.gov Jessica Ward, Communications ManagerJessica.ward@ks.gov Kansas State Parks to Offer New Year’s Day HikesSHAWNEE – Celebrate the New Year with fun, fresh air, and scenic views by participating in a First Day Hike at a Kansas State ... Read More
  • Kansas State Parks Receive Accessibility Grant From Ford Bronco Wild Fund
    For Immediate Release:December 27, 2023 Contacts: Nadia Marji CMP®, Chief of Public Affairsnadia.marji@ks.gov Jessica Ward, Communications ManagerJessica.ward@ks.gov Kansas State Parks Receive Accessibility Grant From Ford Bronco Wild FundPRATT –Kansas State Parks, in partnership with the Ford Bronco Wild Fund, are excited to announce that Tu ... Read More
  • Annual Permits, 2024 Campsite Reservations for Kansas State Parks Coming Soon
    For Immediate Release:November 9, 2023 Contacts: Nadia Marji CMP®, Chief of Public Affairsnadia.marji@ks.gov Jessica Ward, Communications ManagerJessica.ward@ks.govAnnual Permits, 2024 Campsite Reservations for Kansas State Parks Coming SoonSHAWNEE – Whether you’ve had your eye on a waterfront cabin, are slowly working through a state park “bu ... Read More

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