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

7/25/18 - Perry Office Opens at 10:00
Office Open at 10:00
(Perry State Park)

7/27/18 - 7/28/18: DAM MUSIC FEST


8/4/18 - Lovewell Fun Day
Outdoor Games and Recreation
(Lovewell State Park)

8/4/18 - 8/5/18: Knotheads 5th Annual Bowfishing Tournament
Fishing Tournament
(Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp)

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State Parks Guide
State Park News
  • 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
  • What To Expect At Kansas State Parks Memorial Day Weekend
    PRATT – If ever there was a weekend designed for a perfect getaway out-of-doors, Memorial Day weekend is it. And while Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28, that doesn’t mean you still can’t make last-minute Memorial Day plans. Here’s a list of helpful tips when planning your we ... Read More
  • Your Summer Adventures Await At Kansas State Parks
    PRATT – Whatever your outdoor interests, you’ll find something you enjoy at a Kansas state park this summer. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff have our state parks groomed and ready for visitors, and many special events are scheduled. Your outdoor experience can be exactly what you want it to be: quiet and relaxing, exhilar ... Read More