• Waconda Springs Replica Trail
      • Length – 2.5 mile(s)
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage – Walking
  • Modern Cabins
    2
    Primitive Cabins
    0
    Primitive Campsites
    195
    Electric and Water Hookups
    120
    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.

    • Bald Eagles
    • Pelicans
    • White-tailed deer
    • Pheasant
    • Quail
    • Gulls
    • Channel catfish
    • Blue catfish
    • Flathead catfish
    • Walleye
    • White bass
    • Smallmouth bass
    • Largemouth bass
    • Crappie

    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…

  • Campsites

    • Kanza 
    • Cheyenne
    • Kaw
    Campsites are reservable at CampItKS
     

    Cabins

    • Leotie
    • Tahoe
    Cabins are reservable at CampItKS
     

    Boat Ramps

    • Kanza Boat Ramp/Dock
    • Osage Boat Ramp/Dock
       

    Other Facilities

    • Osage Fish Cleaning Station
    • Visitor Center
    • Kanza Shower Building
    • Kaw Shower Building
    • All Vault Toilets 
    • Cheyenne Shower House
  • Glen Elder’s Waconda Heritage Village

    Here, visitors can enjoy entertaining displays about the area’s unique history. The Waconda Springs replica is at the park’s highest elevation and offers unparalleled views. The historic Hopewell Church in Waconda Heritage Village is a popular wedding venue.

    World's Largest Ball of Twine

    At 17,320 lbs, 40 foot circumference, and over 7,938,709 of sisal twine, the Cawker City Community Club is the official owner/caretaker of…

    Cawker City Farmer's Market

    The Cawker City Farmer's Market is back and better than ever! Featuring homegrown, homemade and handmade items! Market Location: Grassy area…

  • 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

    Cross Timbers

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

    Kaw River

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

    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 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.

    Lovewell

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

    Clinton

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

    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…

    Fall River

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

    Prairie Spirit Trail

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

    Meade

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

    Pomona

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

    Wilson

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

    Eisenhower

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

    Kanopolis

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

    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…

    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. 

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

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

    Milford

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

    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…

    Crawford

    Where the Ozarks spill into Kansas, in the Great Depression the government gave jobs to hundreds of destitute men with the Civilian…

    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…

    Historic Lake Scott

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

    Sand Hills

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

    Elk City

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

    Mushroom Rock

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

    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…

    Webster

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

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