• Clinton State Park Map

    798 N 1415 Rd. Lawrence, KS 66044

    • Bunker Hill Trail
      • Length – 1.94 miles
      • Terrain – Natural
      • Difficulty – Moderate
      • Usage – Biking and Hiking
    • Cross-Country Ski Trail
      • Weather dependent
      • Length- 1.73 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, and Biking
    • Blue Trail
      • Length- 8.77 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking and Biking
    • ADA Trail
      • Length - .5 miles
      • Terrain – Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Hiking
    • Skills Loop - For Biking Enthusiasts!
      • Length - .58 miles
      • Terrain – Natural
      • Difficulty - Difficult
      • Usage – Biking and Hiking
      • For biking enthusiasts looking for a chance to practice tricks and skills, this circuit includes obstacles such as bridges, ramps and balancing boards.
    • White Trail
      • Length – 12.89 miles
      • Terrain – Natural
      • Difficulty level – Difficult
      • Usage – Hiking and Biking
    • Red/Shore Trail
      • Length- 1.41 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Extremely Difficult!
      • Usage – Hiking and Biking
  • Modern Cabins
    7
    Primitive Cabins
    0
    Primitive Campsites
    173
    Electric and Water Hookups
    205
    Full Hookups
    0
    Group Camp Sites
    3

    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.

    • Bald eagles
    • White-tailed deer
    • Turkeys
    • Barred owls
    • Chuck-will’s-widows
    • Indigo buntings
    • Bluebirds
    • Scissor-tailed flycatchers
    • Yellow-Rumped Warbler
    • Meadowlarks
    • Blue-winged teals
    • Bufflehead
    • Turkey vultures
    • Snowy Owl
    • Raccoons
    • Foxes
    • Coyotes
    • Black crappie
    • White crappie
    • Bluegill
    • Green sunfish
    • Blue catfish
    • Bullhead catfish
    • Channel catfish
    • Walleye
    Clinton Lake has a youth-only fishing pond that is perfect for youth anglers! Each year, children can participate in the Fishing Derby during the "OK Kids Day!"

    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…

  • Kids-Only Fishing Pond

    Located in the picnic area of Clinton State Park is a kids-only fishing pond, perfect for youth anglers. Each year, children can participate in the Fishing Derby during the OK Kids Day.

  • The land of Clinton State Park was once owned by the Fellenstein family, with ruminants of the Barber School one-room schoolhouse made of limestone still standing. Clinton State Park is located just outside Lawrence, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas and notable civil war conflicts of raids by the members of the William Quantrill gang. The area was key for the Underground Railroad. Also located near the city of Lecompton, Kansas home to the first State Capital of Kansas when Kansas was known as a territory before statehood. Learn more at the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum in Bloomington Park East at Clinton Lake.

  • Trails

    •   ADA Trail 
      • .5 miles
      • Paved Terrain
         

    Fishing Dock

    •   Courtesy Dock #2
       

    Boat Ramps

    • Boat Ramp #1
       

    Campgrounds

    • Prairie Clover Campground 
      • Primitive Camping: 70
      • Water, Electric: 89
      • Sites not reservable
         

    Cabins

    Cabin is reservable at CampItKS 
    • #1 Chicken Creek
       

    Other Facilities

  • Clinton Lake Outlet Park

    In 1995, the Lawrence City Commission approved leasing approximately 1500 acres from the United States Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton…

    Downtown Lawrence

    Downtown Lawrence has been the heart of the city since its founding in 1854. It is a rare slice of Main Street, America, that continues to…

    Clinton Lake Marina

    One of the best full-service marinas in Kansas sits within Clinton State Park. Boat rentals, a deli, outdoor supplies, fishing and hunting…

    Clinton North Shore Trails

    Nearly 25 miles of trails weave and wind, climb and fall along the lake’s northern shore. Most of the trails are through heavily timbered…

    Combat Air Museum

    The Combat Air Museum has on display 45 military aircraft, from WWI to the present day, in addition to multiple static displays of missiles…

    Lawrence Nature Park

    The result of the three combined purchases and the Lichtwardt’s donation adds approximately 100 acres of green space in the northwest growth…

    Downtown Topeka

    A warm and welcoming mix of boutiques and specialty stores, offering all sorts of unique and useful treasures. Add a host of independent…

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