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

4/23/19 - 4/26/19: Perry Office will be Closed
Office closed
(Perry State Park)

4/27/19 - Kansas Special Olympics
Crappie Tournament
(Clinton Lake Boat Ramp #2)

Trail Running
(Perry State Park)

4/28/19 - Saddle and Sirlion Club of Kansas City
Horse Trail Ride

5/4/19 - Sunflower Team Series
FIshing Tournament
(Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • KDWPT To Remove Access Fees at Two Major Trails
    PRATT ­– Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, visitors at Prairie Spirit Trail State Park and Flint Hills Trail State Park will no longer be required to purchase trail access permits. The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission repealed the regulation that requires trail access permits at the Commission’s Nov. 15, 2018 public meeting in Russell ... Read More
  • 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