PRATT – In today’s world when we hear the word “free,” we sometimes associate it with something that is low quality or that comes with a catch. However, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is offering something free that bucks both of these notions. If you’re looking for a quality family activity that doesn’t cost money and doesn’t come with strings attached, take advantage of the Kansas State Parks Free Park Entrance events April 25.
On this day, families can visit any Kansas State Park without the purchase of a daily vehicle permit, and a variety of parks will be hosting open houses, allowing visitors to also tour cabins and other facilities. If that’s not incentive enough, select parks will be providing additional family-friendly activities on-site such as guided hikes, animal displays, prize drawings, fishing and archery tournaments, 5k races, and more.
To plan your April 25 state park visit, visit ksoutdoors.com and click on the “Event Calendar” for a list of state park locations, contact information, and details on activities offered. All park offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but schedules are subject to change without notice.
Visitors can purchase annual camping permits and make cabin or campsite reservations during the open houses, as well. For pricing information and to purchase permits online at ksoutdoors.com. For online permit purchases, click “License/Permits.” For campsite and cabin reservations, click “Reservations.”