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List of Live Animals on display in the Park Office

Live / Office Animals

Come and visit our State Park Office to see a collection of common animals found in Kansas.

In our office we've got quite the collection of turtles, snakes and fish on display.  Whether you want to identify a snake or just want to know what to look out for, this is the perfect place to do it. Our office display started in 1998 with just a Copperhead and a Timber Rattlesnake. Now we currently have a total of 3 different types of snakes native to Kansas, 5 different types of turtles & native fish.

(The three venomous snakes that were in our office over the years have been donated to the Hay's University History Museum in December 2013.  If you're ever out that way check out the Timber Rattlesnake, Copperhead and Massasauga Rattlesnake.)

Contact us today for a FREE Show & Tell! Gather your group, be it Scouts, School, Church Group or you'd like to bring your whole family. We can schedule a "Show & Tell". Get a private tour and a hands on experience for all to enjoy! (Minimum of 10 per group.)

Snakes- Black Rat Snake, Prairie Kingsnake & our famous Coachwhip Snake (Slick).   You'll see his photo in many of our postings.   He goes to all of our Animal Show-n-Tell Nature Programs.   After we talk about identification and fun facts we give those who are interest the chance to touch or hold him and get their picture taken.  

Native Fish Aquarium has - Currently two catfish and gold fish.

99 Gallon Fish Aquarium it has - Snapping Turtle, Red Earred Slider, Painted Turtle & Musk Turtle (Also known as Stink Pot Turtle) along with fish. 

Spiny Soft Shell Turtle - We have a female soft shell turtle enclosure.  These secretive turtles are very interesting to observe. 

Displays - White Faced Hornets Nests, Deer Antlers, Quail, Zebra Mussels, several items found on old homestead foundations through out the park, Skins and Skulls of all kinds!

Clinton Marina Information

The Clinton Marina is located in the State Park. It's locally and independently owned. At the Marina you can grab breakfast, have one of their specialty wraps, pizza or build your own sub sandwich at the Submarina.   Located inside their store. 

It is generally open starting weekends from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Call the Marina for more information.

Call: 785-749-3222 or Email: clintonmarina1@aol.com

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday's - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED ON MONDAY'S! (execept Holiday's)

They offer: Slips to lease or rent, 24 Hour Security, Dry Storage available, Rentals of Fishing and Pontoon Boats.

Food: Snacks, Candy, Sandwiches, Assorted Drinks and Beer. Merchandise: Clothing, Boating Accessories, Ski Shop and Fishing Gear. Bait: Minnows, Worms and Nightcrawlers

Call: 785-749-3222 or Email: clintonmarina1@aol.com

Hiking Biking Trail Map from Park Office

North Shore Trail that starts at the Corp of Engineers Overlook Area and ends at the West end of our State Park. 

Cabin Prices, Pictures & Locations

Cabin Rental Prices, Pictures of inside Cabins, Amenities & ORDER they sit in on the bluff.

The cabins are outfitted very nicely inside and out. 

  • They have a refrigerator/freezer, four burner electric stove/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and all off the utensils you'll need. 
  • The bathroom is very comfortable with a walk-in shower, vanity/mirror and of course a flush commode.
  • One Bedroom Cabins - Sleep 5 or 6 - In the master bedroom there is a full bed and a sofa.  The futon in the living are folds down to a full size bed.  On one wall in the living area there is a pull down twin Murphy bed. 
  • Two Bedroom Cabin - Sleep 8 or 9 - In the master bedroom there is a full bed and a sofa.  The futon in the living are folds down to a full size bed.  The second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds (4 twin mattresses)
  • The outside cabin site is fit with a nice large campfire ring, a stand-up BBQ grill, picnic table and concrete patio. 

 You should plan to bring your bedding to make up the beds, towels for showering and of course your food and beverage items. 

A reminder if you stay with us:  NO PETS of ANY kind in or around the cabins and NO SMOKING inside the cabins

After 2 pm on the day you are scheduled to arrive, you may go ahead and enter into your cabin by using the last four digits of your reservation # for that cabin as the door entry code.  

Special Event Form

If you would like to have a Special Event (Scout Group, Church Group, School Group, Bike Race, Trail Run or Fishing Tournament) Please complete the attached Event Form. If you would like an Excel spreadsheet that you can complete electronically, email us at clintonsp@ksoutdoors.com.

Selfpay Station

If you arrive after hours you'll need to visit one of our three Self Pay Stations to pay fees. Once you enter your information on the provided envelope and insert your cash or check payment, you'll deposit said envelope into the iron box.   Keep the back portion of the envelope as your receipt and display it on your vehicle's front windshield as proof of payment. 

Vehicle Permits are $5.00/each Day, Camping fee per camping unit is $8.00/night and the utility charge for a site with 30/20 amp electricity & water service is an additional $11.00/night.    If you use a site with 50/30/20 amp electricity you'll pay and additional $2.00/night.   There is an additional $3.00/per STAY transaction fee. 

Clinton Cabins

We now have Seven Cabins total. 

One Bedroom Cabins are...  Chicken Creek, Camp Creek, Deer Creek, Coon Creek, Washington Creek, & Elk Creek Cabins feature One Bedroom and have a Full size bed and couch in the bedroom area and a Full size futon & twin Murphy bed in the front living area.  They sleep 5-6 people. 

Two Bedroom Cabin - Wakarusa Valley - features a Full size bed and couch in the bedroom area and a Full size futon in the living area with 2 Twin Bunk Beds (4 Twin beds) in the second bedroom.   Sleeps 8 people comfortably!    

Located in the North East corner off of Campground #1 in the State Park.

(They're like a roomy one/two bedroom apartment with fully stocked kitchen & bathroom with shower.)

11/22/14 - Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt
Pheasant Hunt for Youth 11 thru 16 yr olds and all Women
(Glen Elder State Park)

11/8/14 - Johnson Co. - Shawnee
Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session
(Shawnee Civic Center)


August 29, 2014Popular park in Reno County now offers camping facilitiesHUTCHINSON - Visitors can now reserve a campsite at Sand Hills State Park, located just north of Hutchinson, two miles east of the K-61/56th Street intersection. The park is a 1,123-acre natural area of sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. It features 64 utility ... Read More