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

5/25/19 - Cedar Bluff Park Party
Park Party
(Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Park- Broken Spur Campground)

5/26/19 - Cougar Pass Shelter
Private Event
(Perry State Park)

5/26/19 - Family Movie Night in the Park
Outdoor movie with popcorn at the lake
(Cedar Point Campground)

5/31/19 - 6/2/19: Hell Creek Hoedown
Bluegrass Music
(Pine Shelter-Otoe Park)

6/1/19 - National Trails Day
Trail Hike/Bike
(Fall River State Park)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • Rains Won’t Stop State Park Fun
    TOPEKA – Widespread spring rains haven’t dampened the outdoor spirit at Kansas state parks, although there will be impacts to some park facilities in eastern Kansas. However, many state parks in the western portion of the state were mostly unaffected by the rainy weather and are open and ready to welcome visitors. They include Wilson, Meade, Ce ... Read More
  • 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 The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission repealed the regulation that requires trail access permits at the Commission’s Nov. 15, 2018 public meeting in Russell ...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