Parks & Nature

Kansas has 28 state parks with over 10,000 campsites. Reserve a cabin or even a yurt for a weekend on the lake. Kansas parks are a great place for disc golf, archery, hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, and floating. Kansas features some of the best hiking trails in the midwest with difficulties varying from beginners to advanced.

Kansas is also host to world-renowned national parks and wildlife preserves, including the largest remaining tallgrass prairie reserve in the world. 

Plan A Parks & Nature Vacation

Byways + Highways

Kansas has a network of highways and byways that are in excellent condition, convenient, and scenic. Explore all the places they can take…

Flint Hills

Engage in the vast beauty of rolling hills and breathtaking views along the Flint Hills in east-central Kansas.

Lakes + Rivers

Getting out and exploring aquatic activities across the state is fun for all ages. Kansas' lakes, reservoirs, and rivers can provide…

Community Parks

Stretch your legs at some of the community parks throughout the Sunflower State. These parks are perfect for a family reunion or a simple…

State Parks

In a nation of natural treasures, Kansas’ state parks shine like diamonds.

Trails

All Kansas state parks and many wildlife areas and fishing lakes have hiking trails available that encompass a diverse variety of terrain…

Bird Watching

Take a close look at Kansas and you'll begin to see a wild and untamed side to the state.

Gardens + Arboretums

Kansas is known for the beautiful, native wildflowers that thrive here. Find peace in a prairie meadow or stroll away the afternoon in one…

Zoos + Animal Parks

Lions and tigers and bears...oh hi! Kansas is home to reserves for plains inhabitants like bison, elk, and antelope. The state is also home to hundreds of unique species found in world-class zoos and animal parks.

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