About State Parks
All KDWPT offices, including state park offices, will be closed November 28-December 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, the following state park offices will also be closed Wednesday, November 27: Cedar Bluff, Crawford, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Milford, Perry and Webster. Lake Scott State Park office will only be open on Monday, November 25. Patrons who will need licenses or permits to hunt or fish on the days the offices are closed should purchase them prior to Wednesday, November 27 or utilize other vendors. The parks will be open to visitors, however, and anyone needing daily entrance or camp permits or utilities can pay for them via the self-pay stations at the parks.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism currently manages 24 state parks across the state and The Prairie Spirit Trail. Except for Sand Hills and Mushroom Rock state parks, and the Prairie Spirit Trail, all state parks provide utility and primitive camping. Most have access to reservoirs and wildlife areas. Many also have trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Fifteen state parks (Cedar Bluff, Cheney, Crawford, Cross Timbers, El Dorado, Eisenhower, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Milford, Perry, Prairie Dog, Tuttle Creek, Webster, Fall River, Pomona and Wilson) now provide cabins, both primitive and modern. Cabins are scheduled for construction at additional parks, including Hillsdale. A few parks are preserved natural areas, allowing visitors to enjoy unspoiled wild Kansas. Many parks host annual events such as concerts, festivals, and competitions. Whatever your outdoor interest - hiking, camping, wildlife observation, fishing, bike riding, horseback riding, hunting, or just plain relaxing, a Kansas state park has what you're looking for. If you've never been to a Kansas state park, click on the park guide below to print out a brochure all about Kansas state parks; or click on Locations to find the nearest one. If you haven't visited a state park recently, look again. There's a world of outdoor adventures waiting for you!