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!

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Trial Ride
(Perry State Park)

9/25/20 - 9/28/20: BNSF Railroad CANCELLED
Fishing Tournament and BBQ Tournament
(Perry State Park)

9/26/20 - 9/28/20: KANSAS BASS NATION YOUTH
(PERRY State Park)

(Perry State Park)

9/26/20 - *FULL* Little Jerusalem 9-26
Off Trail Hike
(Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Walk Off the Holidays with a First Day Hike
    PRATT – First Day Hike events will be held on New Year’s Day at 22 of Kansas’ state parks, providing the perfect opportunity to walk off some of those holiday calories, enjoy nature, and welcome in the New Year with family and friends. If you need more convincing, free First Day Hike t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis ... Read More
  • Opt Outside at Kansas State Parks this Black Friday
    PRATT – Skip the long lines on Black Friday this year, Kansas state parks are offering something better. Instead of walking through stuffy shopping centers shoulder to shoulder, spread out and enjoy the gorgeous scenery at Kansas state parks for free. That’s right – on Nov. 29, 2019, entrance fees at all Kansas state parks will be waived. Park ... Read More