• Cheney State Park (1)

    16000 NE 50th St. Cheney, KS 67025

    • Geifer Creek Nature Trail
      • Length- .33 miles
      • Terrain - Forest
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Hiking and Mountain biking
    • Spring Creek Wildlife Observation Trail
      • Length- .25 miles
      • Terrain – Elevated walkway
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Hiking and Mountain Biking
      • Enjoy a walk on the trail to observe wildlife and nature. Part of the trail is elevated over a wetland and running stream
    • West Side Trail
      • Length – 5 miles
      • Terrain – Forest to prairie
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Running, Mountain biking
      • The Longest trail that is available in the park.  Starts at the park office and goes all the way up the west side of the park to the boundary at South Yoder Road.
  • Modern Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Primitive Campsites
    Electric and Water Hookups
    Full Hookups

    Exploring one of the 28 Kansas State Parks provides visitors an opportunity to see the natural beauty of this amazing state. The state parks system includes a rail trail, historic structures and events.

    • Turkey

    • Deer

    • Roadrunner

    • Scissor-tailed flycatcher

    • Bald eagles

    • Pelicans

    • Gulls

    • Armadillos

    • Walleye
    • Wipers
    • White bass
    • White perch
    • Channel catfish
    • Blue catfish

    Anglers age 16 through 74, who have been bona fide residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas…

  • Facilities 

    • ADA fishing dock
    • ADA fishing jetty
    • ADA fuel dock.
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