• Spiderleg Bridge Trail
      • Length- .5 miles
      • Terrain - Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
      • ADA Accessible
    • Drywood Creek Mountain Bike Trail
      • Length- 7 miles
      • Terrain - Dirt/Gravel/Grass
      • Difficulty level – Challenging
      • Usage – Walking, Mountain Biking
      • **This trail is a formidable route for mountain bikers who want a challenge in this part of southeast Kansas. It is 7 miles long, and with twists and turns and ups and downs it will give you a good workout. It goes around the entire lake and has been used many times to host mountain bike race events.
    • Deer Run Nature Trail
      • Length- .75 miles
      • Terrain - Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
      • ADA Accessible
    • CCC Memorial
      • Length- .25 miles
      • Terrain - Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
      • ADA Accessible
  • Modern Cabins
    5
    Primitive Cabins
    0
    Primitive Campsites
    28
    Electric and Water Hookups
    60
    Electric Only
    31
    Full Hookups
    0
     

    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.

    • White-tailed deer
    • Turkeys
    • Gray squirrels
    • Painted buntings
    • Barred owls
    • Whip poor wills
    • Bluegill
    • Channel catfish
    • Crappie
    • Largemouth bass

    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…

  •  ADA accessible trails:

    • Spiderleg Bridge Trail
    • Deer Run Trail
    • CCC Memorial Trail
  • Bone Creek Reservoir

    This 540 acre reservoir is just off U.S. 69 between Fort Scott and Pittsburg and is stocked with monster-size largemouth bass, catfish and…

    Frontier Military Historic Byway

    The Frontier Military Historic Byway abounds with history. The Forts tell the stories of the early military development to protect westward…

    Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Approximately 26,000 visitors come to Fort Scott National Historic Site each year. Representing a military fort of the 1840s, much of Fort…

    Pittsburg Town Center

    Anchored by The Home Depot, Pittsburg’s TownCenter features a variety of dining choices including Chili’s, Subway, Rib Crib and Buffalo Wild…

    Downtown Pittsburg Artwalk Mural

    Pittsburg ArtWalk commissioned 6 Artists to complete a mural on the side of the 501 N Broadway building. Each artist had their own space on…

    Hepler City Park

    Playground, restrooms, basketball court – adjacent to Hepler Ruritan Rodeo Arena

    Downtown Girard Square

    Downtown Girard is built around a traditional courthouse square. The statue of a deer and a marker on the southwest corner of the square…

    Pittsburg Historical Mural

    Located on the east side of the old Saunders Cooke building, which was built in 1914. The Mural highlights the areas of immigrant and…

    Mined Land Wildlife Area

    A story of environmental devastation and successful habitat restoration. The mined land wildlife area, better know as the Strip Pits, is in…

  • Learn More About Kansas State Parks

    These public lands are a perfect escape no matter what your interest may be - hiking, camping, wildlife watching, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and so much more! You'll find adventure when you…

    Other State Parks

    Hillsdale

    Hillsdale State Park is only minutes away from the 2 million-plus people of the greater Kansas City area. It’s a place where…

    Kanopolis

    Carson and Custer once explored the jagged prairies in what’s now Kanopolis State Park on horseback.

    Sand Hills

    Rather than water, it’s the work of the wind that draws people to Sand Hills State Park.

    Tuttle Creek

    Tuttle Creek State Park is a story of two special places. One sits where both land and lake are expansive, with a campground on classic…

    Glen Elder

    Long before civilization, native people came to be healed within the sacred waters of Waconda Springs. The springs are now deep within Glen…

    Prairie Dog

    On the high plains of northwest Kansas, Prairie Dog State Park is a rare and welcome place to play in the water and shade.

    El Dorado

    El Dorado State Park’s 4,000 acres makes it Kansas’ largest. Yet you can be as secluded or social as you like amid landscapes…

    Kaw River

    On the Kansas River kayaks and canoes often float in solitude as they pass towering cottonwoods, nesting bald eagles, kingfishers, otters…

    Webster

    Far from any sizable cities, many might consider Webster State Park “in the middle of nowhere.” Those who know the park will…

    Perry

    Perry State Park sits well within Kansas, but with long ridges of hickory and assorted oaks it wouldn’t look out of place in the…

    Clinton

    Clinton State Park is a 1,400 acre island of unspoiled nature amid the suburban sprawl of northeast Kansas.

    Pomona

    For decades visitors have come to Pomona State Park by automobile. Now, they’re also coming by horseback and bicycle.

    Milford

    Kansas’ largest, Milford Reservoir has enough shoreline to reach from Kansas City to Salina. The waters within that 161 miles of land…

    Flint Hills Trail State Park

    It’s the kind of place where you can travel many miles in near silence as your hiking boots or bike tires move over a surface velvety…

    Prairie Spirit Trail

    A century ago Kansans took the train from town to town, watching the countryside lazily pass as they road the rails.

    Cheney

    The park’s 1,900 acres are laced with good trails and dotted with shaded cabins and campsites. In the reservoir you can sample some of…

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

    Welcome to the "Badlands of Kansas" - Little Jerusalem State Park in Western Kansas is truly a sight to see!

    Wilson

    Terms like “world-class” and “one of the nation’s best” are usually unwarranted. Both are accurate for Wilson…

    Fall River

    Life’s easy at Fall River State Park, where crowds are few but recreational possibilities are many.

    Historic Lake Scott

    Just north of Scott City lays a stunning canyon nestled among the prairie and natural springs.

    Elk City

    Elk City State Park sits in a gorgeous valley with natural greatness on both sides. 

    Cross Timbers

    Southeast Kansas’ Cross Timbers region is a narrow, rugged, 50-mile finger of steeply timbered hillsides that rise to towering…

    Lovewell

    It’s been called the “Serengeti of the Sky”, when hundreds of thousands of northward migrating snow geese arrive at…

    Meade

    “Oasis” may be the best way to describe this 400-acre paradise shaded by tall cottonwoods, with an 80-acre lake of cool…

    Eisenhower

    Within Eisenhower State Park sits 1,000 acres of some of the last wild prairie in eastern Kansas. 

    Mushroom Rock

    Just south of Salina stands one of Kansas' many natural wonders - Mushroom Rocks.

    Cedar Bluff

    A few minutes south of the hustle and hassle of I-70 in western Kansas, life goes relaxingly slow at Cedar Bluff State Park. 

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