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Lake Scott State Park
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A field of sunflowers near the Devils Backbone, Lake Scott State Park, Scott County, KS.

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Lake Scott State Park
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Lake Scott State Park, Scott county, KS.

Kansas's Western Region Parks


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State Wildlife Areas
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State Parks
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State Airport
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State Wildlife Management Area
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National Wildlife Refuges
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National Historic Site

Parks in this region are near these Kansas Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
SALINA
WICHITA
GARDEN CITY
DODGE CITY
HUTCHINSON
DERBY
HAYS
LIBERAL
NEWTON
GREAT BEND
MCPHERSON

Barber State Fishing Lake
Land for Barber State Fishing Lake was purchased in 1954 for the lake, and construction was completed in 1955. The area consists of 113 acres of land Barber Wildlife Area and 77 acres of water. The water area comprises an upper land of 26 acres and a lower lake of 51 acres. The upper lake was developed ........more >
Barber State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
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Cheney State Park
This 1,900-acre park comprises two areas located at the south end of Cheney Reservoir, located 20 miles west of Wichita. Since its completion in 1964, the park has grown to include more than 200 utility camping sites. In addition to the variety of camping amenities available here, the West Shore Area ........more >
Clark State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
Clark Wildlife Area is located in an extremely scenic setting of canyon country and is surrounded by 900 acres of public hunting. Camping, picnicking and fishing are allowed throughout the area. The public hunting area of Clark State Fishing Lake is fairly small compared to other hunting areas ........more >
Finney State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
Finney Wildlife Area is 660 acres of native grasses in the southwest part of Kansas.Although the area was specifically obtained to create fishing opportunities, water in the lake is totally dependent on runoff from the drainages above the lake. Therefore, there will be years when the lake is dry. However, ........more >
Ford County State Park
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Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Larned was established in 1859 as a base of military operations against hostile Indians of the Central Plains, to protect traffic along the Santa Fe Trail and as an agency for the administration of the Central Plains Indians by the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the terms of the Fort Wise Treaty ........more >
Glen Elder State Park
Situated on the shores of one of Kansas' largest lakes, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. Located 12 miles west of Beloit in Mitchell County, Glen Elder offers something for virtually any outdoor pursuit. Glen Elder State Park is national recognized as the 5th ........more >
Hain State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
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Hamilton County State Park
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Hamilton State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
Acquisition The state fishing lake and surrounding property was obtained in 1956 for the development of a recreational fishing lake. In 1990 an additional 226 acres of CRP grassland was added as a 50 year conservation easement through a cooperative agreement between Tracy Farms, FmHA and KDWP. The easement ........more >
Hodgeman County State Park
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Hodgeman State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
Hodgeman State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area is a 254 acre public hunting and fishing area. The property is located in Hodgeman County two miles south and three miles east of Jetmore Kansas. Approximately 167 acres of the area is native grass with timber along the drainage and lake edge. The intermittent ........more >
Jewell County State Park
Surrounded by grassland hills, JewellCountyStateLake was constructed primarily as a fishing area. This heavily used lake is between Glen Elder and Lovewell Reservoirs and provides a sheltered retreat not found on the bigger waters. The area and surrounding grassland vegetation is native prairie ........more >
Kanopolis State Park
Kanopolis State Park started it all. The first Kansas state park has drawn visitors to eastern Ellsworth County since 1955. Situated in the rolling hills, bluffs and woods of the scenic Smoky Hills region of Kansas, Kanopolis is located 33 miles southwest of Salina. The park features a full-service ........more >
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Kingman State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
Acquisition The original purchase of land was 1562 acres in 1930 by the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission. A 100 acre lake was constructed in 1932 and enlarged to 144 acres in 1955. Area Description The lake was constructed by building an earthen dam around an historic wetland formerly known ........more >
Kiowa County State Park
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Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge
Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge NWR was established in 1954 for the conservation, maintenance, and management of wildlife resources, particularly migratory birds. ltPgtThe Refuge is located in the rolling hills and narrow valley of the North Fork of the Solomon River in north-central Kansas. This ........more >
Lake Scott State Park
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Logan County State Park
Logan State Fishing Lake is a 25 acre intermittent lake surrounded by the Logan Wildlife Area. The lake usually goes dry during low rainfall and hot summers.........more >
Logan State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
Trees such as cottonwood, elm, and willow can be found along the lake shoreline and the associated drainage into the lake. The majority of the area is rangeland with a mixture of short grass and mid grass prairie. Buffalo grass, little bluestem, side oats grama, western wheat grass, and Indian grass ........more >
Lovewell State Park
Lovewell State Park is a haven for outdoors lovers who are looking for variety. Located off the beaten track in northern Jewell County, Lovewell offers an enticing blend of camping, fishing, wildlife watching, and special events. The park features excellent shade and 23 full utility, 13 water/electric, ........more >
Meade State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
While small, the 360-acre wildlife area offers good opportunities for dove and quail hunters. Deer, turkey, rabbit, and some waterfowl also inhabit the area and offer hunters an occasional mixed bag. Deer may only be hunted with bow or muzzleloading firearms. In the 80-acre lake, bluegill, channel ........more >
Meade State Park
The only state park in southwest Kansas, Meade State Park is an oasis in the shortgrass prairie region of the state. The park comprises 440 acres of land and recreational facilities Camp Map situated around the 80-acre Meade State Fishing Lake. Nature trails offer visitors an up close look at ........more >
Oberlin-Sappa State Park
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Ottawa County State Park
Ottawa State Fishing Lake is 110 acres.........more >
Ottawa State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
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Prairie Dog State Park
A prime place to experience the shortgrass prairies of western Kansas, Prairie Dog State Park occupies 1,150 acres on the shores of Keith Sebelius Reservoir in Norton County. The park is home to a thriving prairie dog colony and is the site of the last remaining adobe house in Kansas. The renovated ........more >
Pratt Sandhills State Wildlife Management Area
Most of the 5,715-acre area is sandhill prairie with moderate to steep dune topography. There are also several miles of multi-row shelterbelts throughout the area, as well as windmills, solar wells, and hydrants that provide water for wildlife. GENERAL INFORMATION In spring, summer, and early ........more >
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge NWR was established in 1955 to provide wintering habitat and a migration stop for migratory birds moving up and down the Central Flyway. In 1999, Quivira NWR reached its present size of 22,135 acres. The name quotQuiviraquot comes from a Native American tribe living ........more >
Rooks County State Park
Description A small earthen embankment was built in 1937 by the W.P.A. on Boxelder Creek to form Rooks State Fishing Lake. The lake is surrounded by ample shade for fishing, camping, picnicking or just enjoying the scenery at the lake. The lake periodically goes dry due to irregular inflows. The ........more >
Rooks State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
Description A small earthen embankment was built in 1937 by the W.P.A. on Boxelder Creek to form Rooks State Fishing Lake. The lake is surrounded by ample shade for fishing, camping, picnicking or just enjoying the scenery at the lake. The lake periodically goes dry due to irregular inflows. The ........more >
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Sheridan State Fishing Lake
Nestled in the rolling prairie and cropland covered hills of western Kansas, Sheridan State Fishing Lake provides a serene getaway for camping, fishing, and picnicking or just simply relaxing. The area is located 12 miles east of Hoxie, just one mile north of Highway 24. The lake covers 60 acres ........more >
Sherman State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
The area was built primarily for fishing, but since construction the lake has leaked severely to the point that, when flows fill the lake, the lake is dry again within two years. The area is now managed primarily for wildlife except for short periods when there is fishable water in the lake. This ........more >
Webster State Park
Webster State Park offers a prairie setting of rolling hills and spacious skies. The park occupies 880 acres contained in two tracts on the shores of Webster Reservoir. Campers can choose from 72 utility campsites and more than 100 primitive campsites. Besides boating and fishing, campers at Webster ........more >
Wilson State Park
Set in the scenic Smoky Hills region of Kansas, Wilson State Park provides convenient access to one of the state's prime water recreation areas. The park's 945 acres consist of two areas, Hell Creek and Otoe, both situated on the south side of the 9,000-acre Wilson Reservoir. Utility and primitive ........more >
Wilson State Wildlife Area
Wilson Wildlife Area encompasses approximately 8,000 acres of wildlife land surrounding 9,000 acres of water Wilson Reservoir nestled into the scenic Smoky Hills of north central Kansas. SPECIAL DISABILITY AREA A 240-acre area on the northeast portion of Cedar Creek is open to vehicle access ........more >
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