Sunflower Summer 2023 Kansas State Parks


From May 26th through August 13th the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will be partnering with the Kansas Department of Education to offer Kansas students (K - 12) with free outdoor recreational opportunities through the Sunflower Summer Program. Kansas students and their families can enter each Kansas State Park one time with a free vehicle permit provided by this program (vehicle permits must be picked up at Park Office or Gate House same day as visit). Along with park access, listed below are our special camping events offered through this program. For more information about each of our state parks click "Find a State Park" under the STATE PARKS tab.



Sunflower Summer Family Campout - Eisenhower State Park - July 13th-14th
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Kansas State Parks invite you and your family to come stay with us for an afternoon and evening full of outdoor activities. Tents will be available for 30 families wanting to take part in this campout. Families MUST Pre-Register to attend this event. Tents will be provided for each family (up to 6 family members per tent). Supper will be provided for all registered families.

(More information about the campout and activities will be provided after registration)


To register for the Sunflower Summer Campout contact Riston Landwehr at or call 620 672 0741  
Sunflower Summer Mini Camp Nights

Kansas State Parks will offer one night camping opportunities for Sunflower Summer participants. Three Kansas State parks will be hosting one night camping opportunities throughout the Sunflower Summer Program. Up to five campsites will be available per park per camp night (pre-registration is required). These camp nights will include a one-night stay at a state park campsite, a tent (tents can fit up to 6 family members), and a day permit to access the state park. Registration for each camp night closes a week prior to the event.

(More information about these camp nights will be provided after registration)

State Parks hosting camp nights include:

Milford State Park

Camp Nights at Milford are full. Please contact the park office about our Waitlist.

~Friday, June 2nd
~Saturday, June 3rd

To register contact the Milford State Park Office: 785 238 3014            

Cheney State Park
~Friday, June 9th
~Saturday, June 10th

To register contact the Cheney State Park Office: 316 542 3664

Historic Lake Scott State Park
~Friday, June 16th
~Saturday, June 17th

To register contact the Historic Lake Scott Park Office: 620 872 2061



State Park Special Events

Kansas State Parks offer several special events throughout the Summer which are open to Sunflower Summer participants. Check out the Kansas State Parks calendar to see all our events. Our calendar can be accessed by clicking on "Kansas Outdoor Events" under the Events Tab. See Gate House or Park Office to receive your daily vehicle permit when participating in these events.