Parks & Nature in Kansas

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, hikingbikinghorseback riding, and boating. Kansas features some of the best hiking trails in the Midwest with difficulties varying from beginners to advanced.

Plan A Parks & Nature Vacation

State Parks

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


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

Wildlife + Nature

Kansas is rich with ecological diversity and natural beauty. From the tallgrass prairie to the high plains, or the wetland marshes and…

Lakes + Rivers

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

Scenic Areas

Kansas is a state full of natural beauty and wonder. Find spots to look out over the tallgrass prairie, see natural stone, and be captivated…

Photo-Ready Scenic Views

Wanting to put your photography skills to the test? Or maybe you're just starting out as a photographer and you're looking for…

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…

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…

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…

Bird Watching

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