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

11/20/18 - 11/26/18: Perry Office Closed - Thanksgiving
Office closed for the Holiday
(Perry State Park Office)

11/23/18 - Opt Outside this Black Friday
Opt Outside this Black Friday
(Cedar Bluff State Park)

12/1/18 - Kansas Crappie Club
Crappie Tournament
(Clinton State Park Boat #2)

12/11/18 - Free State High School Fishing Club
Fishing Club
(Free State High School)

12/22/18 - 12/26/18: Perry Office Closed - Holiday
Office Closed for the Holiday
(Perry State Park Office)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Opt For a Better Black Friday With Kansas State Parks
    TOPEKA – On Black Friday, Nov. 23, skip the hassle-filled combat shopping, and ditch the lethargic day of watching sports on television. Kansas state parks have something better – like a leisurely hike on well-maintained trails through some of Kansas’ prettiest scenery; or, taking a slow guided bike ride near the shores of a gorgeous lake and t ... Read More
  • Bike Your Park Day Coming September 29
    PRATT – Experience Kansas state parks in a whole new way: a group bike ride! As part of the Adventure Cycling Association’s biggest event in North America – “Bike Your Park Day” – outdoor lovers from all over will come together September 29 to enjoy the fun and beauty of our state parks and public lands by bicycle.If you’ve got air in your tire ... Read More
  • America’s State Parks Directors Honor The Nature Conservancy of Kansas
    TOPEKA - The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) recently honored The Nature Conservancy of Kansas (TNC) with its 2018 President’s Award. In 2016, TNC bought a 330-acre tract of land in Logan County that encompasses 250 acres of Niobrara chalk formations. The property adjoins the Smoky Valley Ranch which is owned by TNC. In 201 ... Read More

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