Kansas State Parks

As the weather warms up, it’s time to get outdoors! Whatever your interest is, Kansas has a state park just right for you.

Kansas State Parks, available as a free PDF download from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, makes it easy to decide which park to tackle first. A map lets you see at a glance where the parks are located, and icons show you which parks can accommodate your favorite outdoor activities:

  • Hiking.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Nature viewing.
  • Camping.
  • Fishing.
  • Hunting.
  • Archery.
  • And more!

Learn a little bit about the history of each park, what facilities and accommodations to expect, and what kinds of wildlife to watch for. Some entries even have tips for exploring the surrounding area.

Check our bookshelf or the KDWPT website periodically for revised editions of the guide. KDWPT updates the PDF from time to time as the park system evolves.

A handy general resource for planning your trip. Need more information? Check out our guide to Kansas state parks.

Helpful Resources

Kansas State Parks

Kansas State Parks
Our own guide to the parks, including information on history, directions, nature, hunting, fishing, trails, and other recreational opportunities.

Kansas Outdoor Treasures

Kansas Outdoor Treasures
More information on Kansas state parks and other outdoor destinations. A good book to keep in your car. Read our full review.

Watching Kansas Wildlife
Although somewhat dated, this little book nevertheless offers great advice on viewing wildlife in Kansas, including at state parks. Read our full review.