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Western Kansas Getaway: Monument Rocks and Lake Scott State Park

Keystone Rock at Monument Rocks chalk pyramids in western Kansas

One of the best Kansas getaways (if you love the great outdoors) is Monument Rocks Chalk Pyramids and Lake Scott State Park. We visited one year in early July and it was a great family experience. It’s not exactly a day trip from Wichita, but it would be a terrific weekend getaway or maybe even […]

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 […]

Labor Day weekend fireworks at Cheney State Park

Ninnescah Sailing Association Fireworks

The Ninnescah Sailing Association will celebrate the end of the summer season and beginning of fall with its annual fireworks display at Cheney Lake on Sunday, September 5, 2021 according to the NSA calendar.  They’ve been doing this for over 20 years. The fun starts at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Beginning at dusk, sailboats leave […]

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 […]

FREE: Kansas State Parks Open House

Kansas State Parks Free Admission Day 2012

Yay! Get free admission to Kansas State Parks during the statewide open house on April 25. In addition to the free entrance at all parks, some of them will also be offering special family-friendly activities like guided hikes, fishing and archery tournaments, prize drawings, 5k races, and more. To find a state park to visit […]