• Overlook Trail 
      • Approx - .25 miles
      • Difficulty - Easy
    • Life on the Rocks Trail
      • ​Approx 1.2 miles
      • Difficulty - Easy/Moderate
    • Bison
    • Ferruginous hawks
    • Golden eagles
    • Mule deer
  • The Park offers guided tours only and shorter trails for those who prefer shorter distances. Visitors should please call 620-872-2061 on how to best access the Badlands.

  • Monument Rocks National Landmark

    Kansas' first National Natural Monument is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. The Niobrara chalk formation, rich in fossils, some reaching up…

    Oakley Mural

    Oakley Past & Present Mural is located downtown on the local grocery store. Buffalo Bill, the Smoky Hill Trail & railroad, Monument Rocks…

    Scott City Tourism

    Sit back and let us do the driving. No maps or GPS needed here. Join us on a bus tour to take in all of our wonderful attractions. The sites…

  • Learn More About Kansas State Parks

    You'll find adventure when you explore Kansas' 28 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…

    Other State Parks

    Kanopolis

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

    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.

    Milford

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

    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.

    Historic Lake Scott

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

    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…

    Lovewell

    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…

    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…

    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. 

    Wilson

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

    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…

    Sand Hills

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

    Clinton

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

    Kaw River

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

    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…

    Pomona

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

    Elk City

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

    Fall River

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

    Webster

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

    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…

    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…

    Cross Timbers

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

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