• Wilson State Park Map*click to enlarge
    3 State Park Rd. Sylvan Grove, KS 67481

    • #3 State Park Road
    • (785) 658-2465

    Located in the rough breaks of the Saline River Valley of Central KS within Wilson State Park. Over 22 miles of continuous single track; mostly intermediate; some difficult. 5 mile novice loop. Not your stereotypical image of pancake Kansas! Come experience the multiple benefits…

    • Cedar Trail
      • Length- 1 mile
      • Terrain - Concrete
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
    • Dakota Trail
      • Length-1 mile
      • Difficulty level - Medium
  • Modern Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Electric and Water Hookups
    Electric 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.

    • Quail
    • White-tailed deer
    • Coyotes
    • Amphibians
    • Reptiles
    • Turtles
    • Variety of native birds
    • Turkeys
    • Walleye
    • Smallmouth bass
    • Striped bass
    • Crappie
    • White perch
    • White bass
  • Trails

    • Cedar Trail
      • Length- 1 mile
      • Terrain - Concrete
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Walking
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    About Kansas State Parks

    Kansas State Parks

    Sand Hills

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

    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. 

    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.

    Elk City

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

    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.


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

    Kaw River

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

    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.


    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…


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

    Little Jerusalem Badlands

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


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


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


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

    Historic Lake Scott

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


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

    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…

    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…

    Cross Timbers

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


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

    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…

    Fall River

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


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


    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…


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


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