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Three Kansas State Parks Make National List

KSAL StaffMay 11, 2014

Out of more than 7,500 U.S. state parks, Kansas makes a new list three times.

According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, while compiling a list of some of the country’s best state parks, The Active Times couldn’t ignore the state of Kansas. Out of more than 7,500 U.S. state parks to choose from, three Kansas state parks made the media group’s “36 Stunning U.S. State Parks” list.

Kanopolis State Park was listed No. 14, Lake Scott State Park No. 23, and Wilson State Park No. 34.

The following write-ups accompanied a photo of each park in the publication:

Kanopolis State Park
This state park is situated amidst the striking Smoky Hills region of Kansas and is treasured for its many miles of hiking trails that meander through canyons, prairies, and wooded creek bottoms. The sublime Dakota sandstone bluffs and craggy Horsethief Canyon decorate the park and its surrounding area presenting pristine views of what’s considered some of Kansas’ most stunning scenery.

Lake Scott State Park
Named to National Geographic’s list of the country’s 50 must-see state parks, this aptly named “stunning oasis” has everything you could want in a park. Spanning 1,020 acres, the natural features include wooded canyons, rugged bluffs and fresh springs. Lake Scott is large enough to accommodate boating and fishing and the extensive trail system allows horseback riding. With more than 26 archeological sites in the area, the remarkable features are more than just aesthetically pleasing.

Wilson State Park
This 945-acre park is tucked away in the center of the Smoky Hills and is well attended for the scenery its location affords. Hiking trails offer unrivaled views of native Kansas prairie and the Wilson Reservoir. Camping accommodations and cabins are available throughout the park and land is dedicated to mountain biking, fishing and hunting (in season only).

Photo by : Vincent Parsons / https://flic.kr/p/gyZQDa

Online: 36 Stunning U.S. State Parks

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