• Eisenhower State Park Map*click to enlarge
    29810 S Fairlawn Rd. Osage City, KS 66523

    • Ike's Archery Trail  - Made up of 20 targets set at various ranges and difficulties. The trail coincides with our Five Star Bike Trail, so be sure to follow all trail rules while enjoying the trail!
      • When on the range, display the TRAIL IN USE sign.
      • Vehicles must display valid park passes.
      • Know ALL the safety rules of archery before entering (i.e. Red Flag Rule).
      • Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on trails.
      • Practice good sportsmanship and common sense.
      • No Broadheads allowed.
      •  Archery equipment is not available for rent in the park.
    • Scooter Trail
      • Length- 1.5 miles
      • Terrain - Gravel
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking, Mountain Biking
      • Motorized scooters, 50cc and under, are allowed on the trail, and it is open to everyone during hours when motorized scooters are NOT present. Motorized scooters are only allowed on the trail from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
    • Five Star Bike Trail
      • Length- 5 miles
      • Usage – Walking and Mountain Biking
    • Horse Trail
      • Length- 20 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
    • 18 Hole Disc Golf
      • Usage - Walking and Disc Golfing
      • Scorecards may be obtained from the office
  • Yurts
    Modern Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Primitive Campsites
    Electric and Water Hookups
    Electric Only 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.

    • White-tailed deer
    • Coyotes
    • Quail
    • Scissor-tailed flycatchers
    • Blue birds
    • Turkeys
    • Pelicans
    • Gulls
    • Warblers
    • Crappie
    • Smallmouth bass
    • Channel catfish
    • Blue catfish
    • Walleye
    • White bass
  • Melvern Lake

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    Eisenhower Yurts

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  • Eisenhower State Park & Melvern Lake Photos

    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks

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    Prairie Spirit Trail

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