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    13037 State Hwy 261 PO BOX 431 Norton, KS 67654

    • Steve Mathes Nature Trail
      • Length – 1.4 miles
      • Terrain – Concrete, and dirt
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage - Walking
      • First 1000ft are ADA accesible.
  • Modern Cabins
    2
    Primitive Cabins
    2
    Primitive Campsites
    154
    Electric and Water Hookups
    67
    Electric-only Hookups
    13
    Full Hookups
    10

    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.

    • Prairie dogs
    • Owls
    • Coyotes
    • Turkeys
    • Pheasant
    • Waterfowl
    • Bald eagles (sesasonal)
    • Golden eagles (seasonal)
    • Largemouth bass
    • Wipers
    • Crappie
    • Saugeye
    • Channel catfish

    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…

  • The first thousand feet of the trail is ADA.  There are 15 ADA campsite pads.
  • The Last Adobe House in Kansas

    Visitors can tour an adobe building that was originally built in 1892. The house was preserved by a group of activists during the park’s creation.

    The Hillmon Schoolhouse

    This one-room schoolhouse, built-in 1887, was relocated to Prairie Dog State Park in the 1960s.

    Destination Kitchen

    Your “destination” for top brand kitchen ware, gadgets and supplies. Enjoy lunch with signature sandwiches, salads, brick oven pizza…

    Norton Aquatic Center

    "2 water slides, 2 diving boards, zero depth entry, baby pool, lap pool, bath house, concession area and Red Cross certified swimming…

    Norton County Historical Museum

    1938 WPA Stone Library, Historical Society and Museum. The Museum has been housed in Norton's original Public Library since 1992. This…

    Norton Elmwood Park Speedway

    Configuration: Semi-Banked Oval, Length: 1/2 mi., Surface: Dirt Directions: 1 mile south of US 36 and US 283 intersection. Turn east after…

    Norton Historic Theatre

    The Norton Theatre is a twin movie theatre showing premier and non-premier movies 6 days a week. The Theatre is staffed with volunteers…

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