• Meade State Park Map*click to enlarge
    13051 V Rd. Meade, KS 67864

    • Stumpy Arroyo Loop 
      •  Length - 0.5 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and grass
      • Difficulty Level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking and biking
    • CCC Trail Loop (via Stumpy Arroyo Loop)
      • Length - 0.68 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and grass
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking and Biking
    • Lake Loop
      • Length - 2 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and grass, asphalt 
      • Difficulty Level - Easy
      • Usage - Hiking and biking
  • 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.

    • White-tailed deer
    • Armadillos
    • Roadrunners
    • Quail
    • Turkey
    • Porcupine
    • Bobcat
    • Raccoon
    • Channel catfish
    • Flathead catfish
    • Bluegill
    • Largemouth bass
    • Rainbow trout
    • Saugeye
    • Crappie
  • ADA accessible restrooms on both sides of the lake. The Southside restroom by the main office is open year-round. The Northside restroom is open during the summer season only. The primitive sites, day-use area, boat ramp, and fishing dock are ADA accessible
  • Meade Fish Hatchery

    Initially constructed in the 1930s, the Meade Fish Hatchery is the only hatchery in southwest Kansas. Fish are raised in 16 ponds.  Twelve of these ponds have been chemically lined.  All ponds cover 23.52 surface acres (89.97 acre-feet).  Largemouth and smallmouth bass are spawned, eggs hatched, and fry raised in an intensive propagation building.  Walleye eggs, fry, fingerlings, and intermediates are raised in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), tanks in another building.  Channel catfish, sunfish sp., largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, koi carp, and grass carp are among the fish species cultured at the Meade facility. Tours are available by appointment by calling (620) 873-2701. The best times to see fish are April and May and late September to early October.

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  • Meade State Park Photos

    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks


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


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

    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…


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

    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…

    Prairie Spirit Trail

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

    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.

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

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


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

    Mushroom Rock

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

    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.


    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…

    Historic Lake Scott

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


    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…


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

    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…


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


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

    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. 

    Sand Hills

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

    Cross Timbers

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

    Fall River

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


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

    Kaw River

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


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

    Elk City

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


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