• Lake Scott State Park Map*click to enlarge
    101 W Scott Lake Dr. Scott City, KS 67871

    • Lake Scott West Loop
      • Length – 2.9 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level -  Easy
      • Usage - Hiking
    • Sunflower Trail
      • Length – .5 miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking
  • 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.

    • Redheaded woodpeckers

    • White-tailed deer

    • Turkeys

    • Buffalo

    • Pheasant

    • Coyotes

    • Bobcats

    • Crappie
    • Walleye
    • Bluegill
    • Channel catfish
    • Largemouth bass
  • Campgrounds

    • Big Spring
    • Horsethief Cove
    • Spillway Camp
    • Circle Drive Sites 13, 28, and 42
    • Lakeview Sites 4 and 7



    • Self Pay Station #1
    • Fishing Pier W1
    • Fishing Pier E1
  • Majestic Theatre

    Dinner guests feel like stars entering a movie premiere as they move toward the entrance. 8-ft leaded-glass doors open to a scene that…

    El Cuartelejo Pueblo Ruins

    Located within Historic Lake Scott State Park are the remains of a small seven-room pueblo and an extensive Plains Apache village…

    Keystone Gallery

    Keystone Gallery is a combination museum, art gallery and gift shop. The museum section contains an extensive, scientific collection of…

    Duff's Buffalo Ranch Tours

    There's a lot to see and do in our area. We are located on highway 83 and are part of the Western Vistas Historic Byway. You can choose to…

    Spencer Flight & Education Center

    Are you or someone you know a pilot or aviation enthusiast? Bring your group to tour the Spencer Flight and Education Center. Learn about…

  • Historic Lake Scott State Park Photos

    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks

    Lehigh Portland State Park

    Visit the newest State Park in Kansas - Lehigh Portland Trails, a vast network of hiking and biking trails around Elk's Lake in Iola.

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

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

    Sand Hills

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


    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…


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

    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…


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


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

    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…

    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.

    Fall River

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


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

    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…


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

    Prairie Spirit Trail

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


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


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

    Kaw River

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


    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…


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


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


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

    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…

    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. 

    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.


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

    Cross Timbers

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