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Cimarron National Grassland


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Welcome to the Cimarron National Grassland, one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

At 108,175 acres it is the largest area of public land in Kansas and the only parcel managed by the Forest Service.

Rock cliffs, cottonwood groves, grassy fields, yucca and sage brush are scattered throughout the land. The land is managed for wildlife, water conservation, livestock grazing, recreation and minerals production. Federal and private land are interspersed, so please respect the property of others.

Bird watching, scenic driving, hunting, picnicking, camping, fishing and experiencing history are favorite activities.


Address: 8 miles N.E. of Elkhart, KS.
Phone: 620-697-4621

Come visit us in Elkhart, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Olympic Medalists Glen Cunningham and Thane Baker

Glenn ran on the 1932 and 1936 U.S. Olympic teams winning a silver medal in 1936 in the 1500 meters. In 1938 he set an indoor mile world record with a time of 4.04.4

Elkhart, KS Famous People

Semi-pro Baseball

Elkhart boasts its own semiprofessional baseball team, the Dusters, sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Promising, hopeful players descend on the community each summer to play, practice and live with local families.

Elkhart, KS Recreation

Whistle Stop Park

The newest city park, Whistle Stop Park, runs parallel to the railroad tracks of Elkhart and covers 23.5 acres. Located along Highway 56

Elkhart, KS Recreation


Santa Fe "Companion" Trail

The Cimarron National Grassland near Elkhart, Kansas, contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land. A 19-mile "companion"

Elkhart, KS Natural Attractions

Things to do Park near Elkhart, KS

Cimarron National Grassland

Welcome to the Cimarron National Grassland, one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agricult...