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  • Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area

    Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area There are 650 bird species in the United States, 417 in Kansas, and 320 in Cheyenne Bottoms! Besides birds, there are 23 species of mammals 19 species of reptiles and nine species of amphibians. Cheyenne Bottoms and nearby Quivira National Wildlife Area are also half-way down the central ... Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area
  • Cimarron National Grassland

    Cimarron National Grassland The Cimarron National Grassland, located within Morton and Stevens Counties in southwestern Kansas, covers 108,175 acres and contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land. A 19-mile "companion" trail, a mowed trace across the ... Cimarron National Grassland
  • Harvey County East Park

    Thirteen hundred acres large and located in Eastern Harvey County on the edge of the Flint Hills 6 miles east of Newton, KS.. It has a 314 acre tree lined lake which offers anglers a variety of fishing options. There are two swimming beaches, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, a softball ... Harvey County East Park
  • Harvey County West Park

    Developed in the late 1930's in the sand hills of western Harvey County on the Little Arkansas River. The 310 acre park is heavily wooded. West Park offers a softball diamond, playground equipment, enclosed and open-air shelters for rent, swimming beach and rental boats. There is a bait shop ... Harvey County West Park
  • Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

    Marais des Cygnes  National Wildlife RefugeMarais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 for the protection and restoration of bottomland hardwood forest. Approximately 5,000 acres of the 7,500 acre refuge are available for wildlife oriented recreation including hunting, fishing, and birding. A wildlife sanctuary ... Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mushroom Rock State Park

    Mushroom Rock State ParkMushroom Rock State Park is a geological phenomenon of sandstone spheres balanced on softer pedestals of sandstone. The power of erosion weathered away the softer portions of the sandy rock. The spheres of the naturally cemented portions of the sandstone are what we see today at this 5 acre park. ... Mushroom Rock State Park
  • Neosho River Parks

    Neosho River Parks Chetopa is located in the southeast corner of Kansas just a few miles from the Oklahoma-Missouri lines. The Neosho River runs along the east side of Chetopa and is a retreat for many fishermen and campers. We have two parks, East River Park and Elmore Park, with campsites and electrical ... Neosho River Parks
  • Neosho Wildlife Area

    Neosho Wildlife Area Located on the broad, flat flood plain below the junction of Flat Rock Creek and the Neosho River, the wildlife area is a man-made marsh developed by the Department in 1960. To get to the wildlife area from St. Paul travel east on Highway 47 2 miles to Wallace Rd.; turn south and travel ... Neosho Wildlife Area
  • Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

    Quivira National Wildlife Refuge For untold years, the ancient Big and Little Salt Marshes have attracted thousands of migrating waterfowl, providing them with food, cover, and a place to rest during exhausting flights between breeding and wintering areas. Indians and early settlers hunted the waterfowl in these marshes, and ... Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sand Hills State Park

    Sand Hills State Park For a quiet, tranquil visit with nature, this 1,123-acre natural area provides a panorama of sand dunes, prairie, woodlands and wetlands and offers hiking, nature and horse trails. The natural setting is ideal for watching colorful Kansas sunrises and sunsets. Archery and upland game hunting ... Sand Hills State Park