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FREE Admission to America’s National Parks

Free Admission to US National Parks

Here’s a big deal: The National Park Service offers five fee-free days in 2024. On these FREE days at U.S. National Parks, you’ll pay nothing to get in to more than 100 national parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and […]

First Day Hikes on New Years Day in Kansas, Wichita

State Parks in Kansas First Day Hikes

Take a hike on the first day of 2024 to start your new year off right!  Numerous Kansas State Parks – and a Wichita city park – are offering First Day Hikes, which are guided hikes on New Year’s Day, January 1. Bring the family – bundled up, of course, and wearing comfortable, sturdy hiking […]

Free fishing days in Kansas 2023

Free Fishing Weekend Wichita

Here’s a deal for all you part-time anglers out there (like me) who never know whether this will be the year you actually use your fishing license. On Free Fishing Weekend in Kansas you won’t need a license to fish any public Kansas waters. That’s right! Free fishing! No license required, no more handing the pole […]

Free Entrance to Kansas State Parks on Black Friday

Free Entrance to state parks Black Friday

This year, Kansas State Parks are offering a Black Friday deal everyone can enjoy, and you won’t have to wait in line. (I guess you could camp out the night before though!) Black Friday, November 24, is a free entrance day to all Kansas State Parks! Kansas state park daily vehicle permits, which are normally […]

Live music at the lake

walnut hollow beach at el dorado lake state park in kansas

Yes! Head to the lake with your friends for some free live country music. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the El Dorado State Park Shooting Range will host FREE outdoor concerts each month this summer. The FREE Music in the Park series will feature different artists each month in the beautiful […]

FREE Admission to Kansas State Parks

horseback riding gypsum hills in ks

The first weekend in May is Let’s Camp America! – an initiative to promote camping for first-time campers and outdoor enthusiasts. To celebrate, ALL Kansas State Parks are offering FREE park entrance on May 1, 2021. That’s a great deal! Kansas has 29 State Parks to choose from, including the newest state park, Little Jerusalem […]

State Park Passport: save on Kansas State Parks when you renew your tags

State Park Kansas

Save on Kansas State Parks Annual Vehicle Pass When You Renew Your Tags When you renew your tags in Kansas this year, you’ll have an extra option: You can get a big discount on the Kansas State Parks annual vehicle pass during the registration process. The permit – called a Kansas State Parks Passport – […]

Subscription special Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine

Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine 75th anniversary subscription deal

Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine will be celebrating its 75th year in print with a special issue and a special deal. New subscribers or current subscribers who renew can receive the special March/April 2018 commemorative anniversary issue for free. To get the free anniversary issue of Kansas Wildlife & Parks Magazine, subscribe or renew your […]

New 365 hunting/fishing licenses from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Kansas fishing

Beginning January 1, 2018, Kansas residents and others will have the option to choose a 365-day auto-renew hunting or fishing license at no additional cost. Previously, a Kansas hunting or fishing license was only valid for the calendar year. If you waited until, say, August, to decide you wanted a fishing license, you’d only be […]

FREE Family Fishing Night at Great Plains Nature Center

FREE family fishing nights at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita KS

The Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host FREE Family Fishing Nights again this summer. Fishing equipment and bait is provided at no cost – this will be a great, free way to spend time with the kids outdoors. The free family fishing nights are […]

FREE: Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour

Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour in Wichita

Backpacker magazine’s Get Out More tour stops in Wichita on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Backwoods’ Wichita store in Bradley Fair. Learn outdoor skills from the experts at Backpacker magazine and learn about the gear that will help you enjoy getting out. Admission is free. Wichita is one of 64 stops on the tour. The […]