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Lake Scott State Park
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A field of sunflowers near the Devils Backbone, Lake Scott State Park, Scott County, KS.

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Lake Scott State Park
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Lake Scott State Park, Scott county, KS.

Kansas's Southeast Region Parks


2
State Wildlife Management Areas
1
National Wildlife Refuge
9
State Wildlife Areas
1
National Historic Site
16
State Parks

Parks in this region are near these Kansas Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
OLATHE
OVERLAND PARK
KANSAS CITY
PITTSBURG
LENEXA
SHAWNEE
GARDNER
PRAIRIE VILLAGE
LEAWOOD
EL DORADO
ARKANSAS CITY
MISSION
OTTAWA
WINFIELD

Bourbon County State Park
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Bourbon State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Refuge
AcquisitionThe Bourbon State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area property was purchased in 1957 by the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission. Two years later, Wolfpen creek was dammed and impounded approximately 103 acres. The property was opened to fishing in 1959 Area Description The Kansas Department ........more >
Butler County State Park
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Butler State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
Butler Wildilfe Area is 196 acres of scenic Flint Hills prairie that becomes a spectacle of color when numerous species of wildflowers are in bloom. It surrounds the 124 acre Butler State Fishing Lake.........more >
Cowley County State Park
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Cowley State Fishing Lake
Acquisition The lake was built in 1953. Area Description The area is an 84 acre lake and is surrounded by 113 acres of Flint Hills prairie Cowley Wildlife Area. Water quality of the lake is excellent. Fish species include channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, walleye, and crappie .........more >
Crawford County State Park Number One
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Crawford State Fishing Lake Number One
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Crawford State Park
Rich in history and spectacular scenery, Crawford State Park has a flavor all its own. This southeast Kansas treasure, located 9 miles north of Girard in Crawford County, resides on a 150-acre lake built by the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC in the 1930's. There are two recorded archaeological sites ........more >
El Dorado State Park
El Dorado State Park is located just north and east of the city of El Dorado on the edge of the scenic Flint Hills. The largest state park, El Dorado's four units sprawl across 4,000 acres along the eastern and western shores of El Dorado Reservoir. Regarded as one of the state's most handicapped ........more >
Elk City State Park
Dense oak-hickory woodlands meet rolling meadows of big bluestem and Indian grass at this striking 857-acre park located west of Independence in Montgomery County. The 4,500- acre Elk City Reservoir and 12,000-acre Elk City Wildlife Area adjacent to the park offer outdoors lovers ample room to pursue ........more >
Fall River State Park
Positioned between the Cross Timbers region and the grasslands of the Flint Hills, Fall River State Park is home to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. The 980-acre park is a unique blend of forested flood plains, blackjack savannahs, and tallgrass prairie. Outdoors enthusiasts looking ........more >
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge NWR was established in 1966 as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, John Redmond Reservoir flood control project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages 18,463 acres upstream of the reservoir, most of which is in the floodplain of the Neosho River. Refuge ........more >
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Promises made and broken A town attacked at dawn Thousands made homeless by war Soldiers fighting settlers Each of these stories is a link in the chain of events that encircled Fort Scott from 1842-73. All of the sites 20 historic structures, its parade ground, and its five acres of restored tallgrass ........more >
John Brown State Park
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La Cygne State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
Acquisition A 30-year lease was signed on 23 June 1978 between KCPL, KGE, and Kansas Fish and Game Commission now Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Area Description La Cygne Lake is a 2,600-acre cooling reservoir for a coal-fired generating plant owned by Kansas City Power and Light, with ........more >
Massacre Memorial State Park
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Miami County State Park
Acquisition Miami State Lake dates back to 1931, when a private sportsman group was managing it as a 90-acre duck marsh. The Forestry Fish and Game, now Kansas Wildlife and Parks, purchased the lake in 1941 to be managed as a state fishing lake. Area Description Today the Miami State Fishing Lake ........more >
Miami State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
Area News Bald Eagles have returned to Miami State Lake As many as 15 eagles have been observed at one time during the past several weeks. The large raptors use the tall sycamore and cotton wood trees along the Marais Des Cygnes River for feeding and loafing near the lake. Bald Eagles were a frequent ........more >
Montgomery County State Park
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Neosho State Fishing Lake
Acquisition Neosho State Fishing Lake was the first state lake constructed with monies of the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission, now known as the Department of Wildlife and Parks. Area Description Since completion in 1927, this 92-acre impoundment has been managed primarily for the recreational ........more >
Otter Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Shawnee Mission State Park
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Strip Pits State Wildlife Management Area
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Toronto State Park
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Wilson County State Park
Wilson State Park is located on the south side of Wilson Reservoir. The park is divided into two areas Hell Creek and Otoe. Primitive and utility camping sites are available, as well as several cabins with electricity and plumbing. There are also RV pads and dump stations in each area. Other activities ........more >
Wilson State Fishing Lake
Land Acquisition In 1955, 291 acres of property was purchased from 12 local land owners by the Forestry Fish and Game Commission at a total price of $20,406.79 for the purpose of constructing a state fishing lake. Area Description Primary usage of the area is for a state fishing lake. There are 119 ........more >
Woodson County State Park
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Woodson State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area
Land Acquisition In 1933 320 acres of property was donated to the Forestry Fish and Game Commission by J.C. Fegan on which to build a state lake. In 1974 the purchase of an adjoining 2,245 additional acres was completed from Robert Blair. Another parcel of 320 acres was purchased in 1976, which was ........more >
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