• El Dorado State Park Map*click to enlarge
    618 NE Bluestem Rd. El Dorado, KS 67042

    • Cross Country Course
      • Length - 1 mile
      • Usage – Hiking
      • A meandering trail in the Flint Hills, used for cross country and walk/run competitions.
    • Tallgrass Prairie Trail
      • Length - .5 miles
      • Terrain - Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Hiking
      • A scenic trail displaying the wildflowers of the Flint Hills.
    • Walnut Ridge Trail
      • Length - .57 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Hiking, Biking
      • A scenic trail accessed from the campground that follows the Walnut River
    • Teter Nature Trail
      • Length - .82 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking
      • A diverse nature trail winding through the Flint Hills down into a bottomland hardwood forest and a small stand of Paw Paw trees.
    • Walnut River Trail
      • Length - 2.5 miles
      • Terrain - Semi hardened
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Boulder Bluff Horse Trail
      • Length - 15.55 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Attributes: Camping, Correls/Pens
      • Usage – Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
      • The trail is a scenic stroll through the Flint Hills along the shoreline of El Dorado Lake. An equestrian campground is available in Boulder Bluff Area 1.
    • Double Black Diamond Trail
      • Length - 2 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Difficult
      • Usage – Walking; Mountain Biking
      • A challenging bike trail through the timber of the Walnut River
    • 1001 Turkey Creek Dr
    • (620) 245-2565

    Nestled in the Turkey Creek housing subdivision, Tall Grass Park offers a neighborhood park featuring toddler-age playgrounds, a gazebo and a 1/10 mile walking track. Local families and their visitors benefit from the secure area surrounded by beautiful flowers and tall grasses.

  • 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.

    • Pileated woodpeckers
    • Scissor-tailed flycatcher
    • Barred owls
    • White-tailed deer
    • Turkeys
    • Western kingbirds
    • Great-crested flycatchers
    • Quail
    • Crappie
    • Smallmouth bass
    • White bass
    • Wipers
    • Blue catfish
    • Channel catfish
  • Trails

    • Tallgrass Prairie Trail
      • Length - .5 miles
      • Terrain - Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy


    • ADA Archery Range
  • Kansas Oil Museum

    The Kansas Oil Museum is the one of the largest museums in the state with a focus on the history of America's early 20th-century oil…

    El Dorado Disc Golf Course

    18-hole amateur and championship level disc golf course. Offers activity and fun for the entire family and enthusiasts alike.

    El Dorado Mural

    PIE Powell City Pride Project Fund completes the first mural. Partners In Education Foundation, Inc. (PIE) is proud to announce the…

    Coutts Museum of Art

    Step into a world of artistic wonder at the Coutts Museum of Art, a cultural gem established in 1970. Embark on a captivating journey…

    El Dorado Historic District

    The Historic District of El Dorado provides us with “A significant way of preserving our history as we move towards the future.” El Dorado…

    El Dorado Civic Center

    Houses a large open hall for weddings, dances, retreats or conventions. A kitchen is located off the main hall. There are also three smaller…

  • El Dorado State Park Photos

    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks

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