Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas is pairing with the KDWPT to offer up a free state parks day on Saturday, October 1. Check out the video below for more details, and pick up a book here to get your trails picked out!
Kansas state parks will be free on 9/26 this year!
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas have come together for Healthy Fun at the Parks Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. As a part of that, all of the state parks will be free on that day! Normally, a daily use entrance fee is $5.
Plus, they’ve made a coloring book and a map of all 26 state park locations. Coloring books will be available across the state at state park locations, rest stops, and tourism offices, or you may have picked one up at the Kansas State Fair.
So head out to a state park near you on Saturday and enjoy a free visit! If you need some guidance on the trails you can find at the parks, check out our book.
You can learn more about the free day here.
4/25/15 – Free entrance to Kansas State Parks!
That’s right, this Saturday 4/25/15, it’s free entrance to the grand state parks of Kansas!
The state parks have some of the best trails in the state – some of our favorites include Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail at Wilson State Park, Agave Ridge Nature Trail at Cedar Bluff State Park, Elk River Hiking Trail at Elk City State Park, and Hike, Bike, and Bridle Trail at Lake Scott State Park.
Plus, a lot of the visitor’s centers will be having activities and open houses from family-friendly exhibits and activities to guided hikes to 5K runs to fishing tournaments. Check out the events list here – there’s a great range of stuff for outdoor lovers of all ages.
If you happen to go to Cedar Bluff State Park, Lovewell State Park, El Dorado State Park, Elk City State Park, or Perry State Park, give a big thanks to the volunteers out there helping keep the parks clean for the Earth Day Park Clean Up.
The weather forecast looks partly cloudy and warm for Saturday, so get out there and explore!
Free fishing the first weekend of June
No license required to fish June 1 and 2, 2013
Typically, if you’re between 16 and 74, you have to get a license to legally fish in Kansas. But for the first weekend in June, you can fish for free! Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism has put together recommended spots to fish throughout the state. With over 10,000 miles of streams, rivers, and creeks, 40 state fishing lakes, and over 200 smaller fishing ponds, there’s plenty of opportunities for fishing.