Welcome to Kansas State Parks

HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

Oct. 16, 2014State park and wildlife area cabins can serve as great base camps for huntersPRATT – Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season. Often located within just a few miles, some even within ... Read More


THREE KANSAS STATE PARKS MAKE “TOP 36 STUNNING STATE PARKS” LIST

May 8, 2014Out of more than 7,500 U.S. state parks, Kansas makes the list three timesPRATT – While compiling a list of some of our country’s best state parks, The Active Times couldn’t ignore the state of Kansas; in fact, they couldn’t ignore the sunflower state three times. Out of more than 7,500 U.S. state parks to choose from, three Kansas s ... Read More


STATE PARK CABINS SERVE AS IDEAL BASE CAMPS FOR HUNTERS

Oct. 17, 2013Lodging at a comfortable state park cabin can save hunters money and timePRATT – Hunters have to factor in a lot of components when planning a hunt, and one of the most important aspects focuses on timing. Whether you are figuring out what time to wake up, when to change locations, how soon to call an animal in, or even when you sh ... Read More


KANSAS STATE PARKS AND WILDLIFE AREAS REMAIN OPEN

Oct. 3, 2013Wildlife areas and state parks operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism NOT affected by federal government shutdown.PRATT – The Kansas Department of Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is a state agency and all offices, wildlife areas, education centers and state parks operated by the agency remain ope ... Read More


CLINTON STATE PARK TO HOST SPECIAL KIDS EVENT

Aug. 1, 2013Youth can complete up to eight of the 15 required activities for the WildLifer Challenge during this one day eventPRATT­– For those visiting Clinton State Park Aug. 10, Saturday will be anything but ho-hum. From free park entrance, a fishing derby loaded with tons of prizes to a reptile “show and tell” session that will showcase ven ... Read More


EL DORADO STATE PARK NAMED TOP “WATERPARK”

Aug. 23, 2012
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation lists eight best parksEL DORADO — El Dorado State Park has been voted by fans of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing campaign as one of eight best “waterparks” in the country. This summer, RBFF fans visited the organization’s Facebook page to parti ... Read More


LAKE SCOTT BOASTS ONE OF USA TODAY’S 51 GREAT BEACHES

June 21, 2012
Publication ranks best beaches in each of 50 states plus District of ColumbiaPRATT — To kick off the start of summer, USA TODAY asked local experts to select their favorite beach in each state and the District of Columbia. Scott State Park, north of Scott City, was tagged as having the “best” beach in Kansas.“Lake Scott opens lik ... Read More