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!
Volunteer For ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ State Park Cleanup***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*** (UPDATED 04/18/2018)TOPEKA – Whether you’re looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like “giving back,” consider volunteering for the 2018 “Keep It Clean Kansas” state park cleanup event on April 21, 2018. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in cooperatio ... Read More
Tuttle Creek State Park To Remain Open Amid Tuttle Creek Dam ImprovementsMANHATTAN – Three major construction projects, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are in-the-works near Tuttle Creek Dam. Areas of focus include service gates 3 and 4 located in the lakeside intake tower, the Stilling Basin located below the dam, and the Spillway Bridge Deck, east of Tuttle Creek Dam. Construction is set to begin soon, an ... Read More
Hike It Off With Friends And Family Jan. 1PRATT – You don’t have to feel guilty about the sweets and treats you indulged in over the holidays, because staff at Kansas State Parks have a fun way for you to get “back on track” with the New Year.A total of 18 “First Day Hikes” will be hosted around the state Jan. 1 at select Kansas state parks where park staff will be excited and ready to ... Read More