• Prairie Spirit Trail Map*click to enlarge
    Trail Access:
    - 1800 S Princeton Cir Dr, Ottawa, KS 66067
    (38.587992, -95.2702701)

    Iola - 1298-1204 N State St, Iola, KS 66749
    (37.934512, -95.408865)

    • White-tailed deer
    • Coyotes
    • Mourning doves
    • Wood ducks
  • The trail is accessible for electric wheelchairs in many locations. 

  • Bowlus Fine Arts Center

    Performing Arts Center bringing Family & Music Series' with the "Best Leg Room" in Kansas to their Main Stage. Also houses a Speaker Series…

    Base Camp

    A modern take on camping overlooking a recreational quarry. Free access to kayaks, fire pits, a bike challenge course, and more. All…

    Neosho River Park

    Located on U.S. Highway 25 west of Iola turn at the River bridge exit. In the Neosho River, west of Iola, you can find Channel Catfish…

    Lehigh Portland State Park

    The Lehigh Portland State Park (formerly Lehigh Portland Trails) is built on the site of a former cement plant and quarry, along the banks…

    Garnett Flowers & Gifts

    Flowers, plants, gifts, bridal registry, jewelry, kitchenware, and in season a selection of bedding plants, trees and shrubs.

    Mary L. Martin Art Gallery

    Visit the Mary L. Martin Art Gallery and enjoy the magnificent works of art from the most famous of artists to local talent that is…

    Bijou Confectionary

    Over 125 varieties of bulk candies await you in this paradise of everything sweet! Homemade macarons of every flavor, a dozen varieties of…

    Historic Bandstand

    An extra special invitation is extended to you to attend the municipal Band Concerts, featuring the oldest continuing municipal band in the…

    Iola Downtown Square

    Iola Downtown Square is the Largest Courthouse Square in the United States. It is 2 blocks wide by 2 blocks long with no division by roads…

    Humboldt Speedway

    Gates Open At 6:00; Action At 8:00. Adults-$10 / Sen. Cit. 65 & Older - $9 / Kid's (6-12)-$5 Pit Pass-$30, Non Nascar Liscense $35 / Kid's…

  • Prairie Spirit Trail State Park Photos

    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks


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


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


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

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

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

    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.

    Sand Hills

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


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


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

    Elk City

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


    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…

    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…

    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…


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

    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.


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

    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.


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

    Fall River

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

    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…


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


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

    Mushroom Rock

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


    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.

    Kaw River

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

    Cross Timbers

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

    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.