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

9/21/18 - 9/22/18: BNSF
Crappie Tournament/ BBQ Battle
(Boat Ramp #3)

9/22/18 - I-70 Bass Anglers
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park -Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

9/22/18 - 9/23/18: 4th Annual Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride
Benefit Trail Ride & Fundraiser for the Rockin' K Campground
(Kanopolis State Park - Rockin' K Campground)

9/23/18 - K State Bass Club
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Area)

9/23/18 - Southwest Kansas Youth Day
Youth Hunting
(South of Beach House)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • Fun In The Sun At Lovewell State Park
    WEBBER – Lovewell State Park is hosting its annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday, August 4, 2018. It’s a great day to enjoy the state park, as well as a variety of outdoor activities in a family-friendly atmosphere. Lovewell State Park sprawls along the shoreline of Lovewell Reservoir in northcentral Kansas’ Jewell County.The Fun Day events begi ... Read More
  • Spend Your 4th of July Holiday at a Kansas State Park
    TOPEKA – What could be better than watching a gorgeous fireworks display, every ember trail and brilliant explosion mirrored in a lake that’s coating you in a cool breeze? Getting to enjoy it two or three times over at Kansas state parks!Consider making a day of your visit since some parks will have special events throughout the holiday. Nearly ... Read More