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    4207 E 56th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502

    • Pond Trail
      • Length- 1.5 miles
      • Terrain - Prairie
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
    • Cottonwood Trail
      • Length- .5 miles
      • Terrain - Forest
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
    • Woodland Trail
      • Length- 2.2 miles
      • Terrain – Prairie and forest
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
    • Bluestem
      • Length- 1.2 miles
      • Terrain – Sand dunes
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
    • Prairie Trail
      • Length- 1.9 miles
      • Terrain – Prairie and sand dunes
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
    • Dune Trail
      • Length- 2.17 miles
      • Terrain – Sand dunes and prairie
      • Difficulty level – Moderate
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
  • Modern Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Primitive Campsites
    Horse Pens
    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
    • Quail
    • Turkeys
    • Coyotes
  • 19 ADA campsites.

    Strataca/The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Located 650 feet beneath the earth's surface in a salt bed…

    Hutchinson Art Center

    This downtown Hutchinson art gallery and education center is operated by the Hutchinson Art Association. Since 1949, the Hutchinson Art…

    Downtown Hutchinson

    Downtown is proud to be home to many treasures such as it's Antique District, Unique Boutiques, Arts, Theaters, Avenue A Park and much more!

    Downtown McPherson

    Stroll along historical Main Street where storefronts offer enticing displays, art galleries amuse the imagination, speciality shops boast…

    McPherson Murals

    Downtown McPherson plays host to a mural collection funded by the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Each mural depicts a historical…

    Reno County Museum

    Adjacent to beautiful George Pyle Park, the Reno County Museum showcases a lovely courtyard, exhibits, programs and special events that tell…

  • For thousands of years, the Arkansas River carried sediment from the Rocky Mountains into this area. Prevailing southwesterly winds blew the fine sand out of the river valley forming a narrow band of unstable sand dunes. The sand shifted and changed shape until vegetation established a foothold and stabilized the dunes. This line of sand dunes created a diversity of unique habitats. The area is limited to walk-in access in order to help protect the natural features of this area.

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    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks

    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…


    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…

    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…

    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.

    Prairie Spirit Trail

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

    Mushroom Rock

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


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

    Kaw River

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


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


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

    Elk City

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

    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.

    Cross Timbers

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

    Historic Lake Scott

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


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


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

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

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


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


    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…


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


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

    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…

    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…


    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…

    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.