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Kansas destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Kansas, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Kansas and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Kansas

Kansas State parks and historic sites

Kansas Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Kansas has a temperate but continental climate, with great extremes between summer and winter temperatures but few long periods of extreme hot or cold. The annual average temperature is 55 °F (13 °C). The growing season ranges from mid-April to mid-September.

Kansas Camping tips

  • State park vehicle permits, annual camping permits and 14-day camping permits for the season will go on sale beginning mid-December.
  • Campsite reservations for the next season can be made beginning at noon in midDecember
  • MINIMUM STAY NOTICE: A four-night stay will be required for camping reservations during Memorial Day weekend, and three-night stays will be required for camping reservations during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.

Count on the Sunflower State if you love to camp, go RVing or catch a nap in a cabin. Whether it’s an overnighter or an extended stay, you’ll be amazed at the year-round options Kansas state parks, state fishing lakes and wildlife areas have to offer. From “primitive” tent campsites to utility sites for RVs, there are abundant opportunities for a relaxing outdoor experience. And, cabins with many of the comforts of home - including heating and air-conditioning - are available for rent at many state parks and some state fishing lakes and wildlife areas. Cabins are a great option for enjoying outdoor Kansas anytime of the year.

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* Note: you must be 18 or older to rent a cabin or campsite.

The number of campsites available for reservation will vary by park - in most parks about half of the sites can be reserved. The rest will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Shelter and group campground reservations can be made through the park office where the facilities are located. When camping is allowed at a state fishing lake or wildlife area , sites are available only on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Kansas.