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SPRING INTO SUMMER AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

March 21, 2014Free entry to all Kansas state parks, along with special events for the familyTOPEKA­ – Harsh winter weather has people longing for warmer days ahead, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has the perfect remedy for cabin fever. KDWPT invites outdoor enthusiasts to “Spring Into Summer” on Saturday, March ... 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


LOVEWELL STATE PARK SENDS OFF SUMMER WITH TWO DAYS OF EVENTS

Sept. 5, 2013 Saturday, Sept. 7th, Lovewell State Park will host its first-ever “Tailgating Saturday” PRATT ­­– Lovewell State Park will celebrate the end of the summer with two days of events Sept. 7 and 8, including a free park entrance day on Sunday. Events include a football-themed campsite decoration party, a chili cook-off conte ... Read More


ROAD WORK SLOWS DRIVE TO PERRY STATE PARK

Road Work Slows Drive to Perry State Park TOPEKA ­– The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently announced that K-237, the highway leading to Perry State Park from US-24, will be closed to all traffic round the clock through mid-September 2013 for utility and paving work.  KDOT has provided a marked detour via Thompsonville ... 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


WILSON STATE PARK’S SWITCHGRASS BIKE TRAIL “EPIC”

November 1, 2012Ruggedly scenic shore of Wilson Reservoir perfect mountain bike trail settingPRATT—The Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail at Wilson State Park was recently given an “Epic Award” from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) at the organization’s World Summit in Santa Fe, N.M. According to IMBA’s website, “Switchgrass ... 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