Visit the top three parks in Kansas

The best Kansas parks

When it comes to outdoor fun, you can’t beat a local park. It’s a great, affordable way to get out and enjoy the weather, get some exercise, or have a lovely picnic. Here are our choices for the top three parks in Kansas.

Cheney State Park

Featuring one of the top sailing lakes in the country, Cheney State Park has 1,900 acres of fun, including a marina, sailing club, windsurfing, sail boating, fishing, swimming, and more. The huge public wildlife area next door also provides ample opportunities for hiking, walking, nature photography, and wildlife viewing.

Scott State Park

Scott State Park has a huge fishing lake, and lots of history to boot. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places as the site of the El Cuartelejo Indian Pueblo, which was founded in 1664.

Kanopolis State Park

Located in the Smoky Hills region, Kanopolis State Park has miles of hiking trails that wind their way through canyons, prairies, Dakota sandstone bluffs, and some truly amazing Kansas scenery.

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