About State Parks

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The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism manages 26 state parks including The Prairie Spirit Trail. Except for Sand Hills and Mushroom Rock state parks and the Prairie Spirit Trail, all state parks provide utility and primitive camping. Most have access to reservoirs and wildlife areas. Many also have trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Nineteen state parks (Cedar Bluff, Cheney, ClintonCrawford, Cross Timbers, El Dorado, Eisenhower, Fall RiverGlen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Milford, Perry, PomonaPrairie Dog, ScottTuttle Creek, Webster and Wilson) now provide cabins, both primitive and modern. Cabins are scheduled for construction at additional parks, including Hillsdale. A few parks are preserved natural areas, allowing visitors to enjoy unspoiled wild Kansas. Many parks host annual events such as concerts, festivals, and competitions. Whatever your outdoor interest - hiking, camping, wildlife observation, fishing, bike riding, horseback riding, hunting, or just plain relaxing, a Kansas state park has what you're looking for. If you've never been to a Kansas state park, click on the park guide below to print out a brochure all about Kansas state parks; or click on Locations to find the nearest one. If you haven't visited a state park recently, look again. There's a world of outdoor adventures waiting for you!