PRATT – C’mon Kansas, let’s go camping! There are 26 Kansas state parks just waiting for you to explore, and it won’t be more fun or affordable than it will be on May 6, 2017. That’s when Kansas state parks will recognize the “Let’s Camp America!” campaign, sponsored by America’s State Parks, and offer free park entrance to visitors. In its third year, Let’s Camp America! is designed to showcase the wide array of healthy activities available to campers in state parks with hopes of engaging new audiences, including youth, millennials, diverse communities and urban citizens.
On May 6, 2017, you can get into all Kansas state parks for free (camping fees still apply), and a host of special events and activities are planned. Kansas state parks feature 10,000 campsites; more than 100 rental cabins; 500 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails; water access for boating and fishing; and the beauty of nature. Special activities include OK Kids events, fishing derbies, archery, wingshooting, and more. Find your big fish story, paddle, hike, watch the sunrise, make s’mores and count stars. There are endless experiences waiting for you whether at a campsite, in a cabin or in your RV.
Go to www.ksoutdoors.com and click on “State Parks” to find a state park near you and learn more about events planned during this special event. You can reserve a cabin or a campsite, and download maps and brochures featuring the state parks of your choice.
For more information about Let’s Camp America!, go to www.stateparks.org