• Tuttle Creek State Park Map (1)*click to enlarge
    5800A River Pond Rd. Manhattan, KS 66502

    • Western Heritage Trail
      • Length- 1.25
      • Terrain - Paved
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
      • This trail parallels the Blue River, through the scenic Rocky Ford fishing area, and ends at the bridge located on Dyer Barnes road.
    • Cedar Ridge
      • Length- .75 miles
      • Terrain - Gravel
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
      • Trail winds through forested areas, but also tallgrass prairie.
    • Cottonwood Trail
      • Length- .5 Miles
      • Terrain - Natural
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
    • Fancy Creek Mountain Bike
      • Length- 6 miles
      • Terrain - NA
      • Difficulty level – NA
      • Usage – Walking, Mountain Biking
      • The trail tracks up and down hills of cedar forest and native grasslands. Rock outcrops and ridges provide challenges.
    • Randolph Equestrian Trail
      • Length- 13 Miles
      • Terrain - NA
      • Difficulty level – NA
      • Usage – Walking, Horse Riding
      • Encompasses a wide variety of terrain offering views of the flint hills, the lake, and wildlife.
  • Modern Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Primitive Campsites
    Electric and Water Hookups
    Electric-only 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.

    • Nesting bald eagles
    • Woodchucks
    • Great blue herons
    • Pileated woodpeckers
    • Gulls
    • Pelicans
    • White-tailed deer
    • Canada geese
    • Blue catfish
    • Channel catfish
    • Crappie
    • White bass
    • Flathead catfish
    • Saugeye
  • Cabins near River Pond Campground

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    • Kiowa 
    • Cherokee
    • Sioux

    Cabins near Cedar Ridge Campground

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    • Nemaha (also pet-friendly)
    • Pottawatomie
    • Shawnee
    • Riley

    ADA accessible Dock

    • River Pond on East side of park

    Accessibility: Tuttle Creek State Park offers 7 cabins that are ADA accessible. The Kiowa, Cherokee, and Sioux Cabins are ADA-accessible cabins located in the River Pond Campground. The Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, and Riley Cabins are the ADA-accessible cabins located in the Cedar Ridge Campground. Nemaha cabin is also one of our pet-friendly cabins. There is one ADA accessible dock located in River Pond and is adjacent to the swim beach on the East hand side of the park. We have no ADA-accessible trails at the park.

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