The Best Outdoor Activities in Kansas
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Camp at Kyle's Landing
Kansas / Kyles Landing Campground
Kyles Landing is located directly beside the beautiful Buffalo river, hardly a stone's throw from the cool refreshing water.
Explore Geary Lake Falls
Kansas / Geary Lake Falls Parking Area
Geary Lake Falls is only active after recent rains. It is formed by the overflow outlet of Geary State Fishing Lake. It is great fun to view the falls from the top and then venture down to the base.
Hike the Konza Prairie Trail
Kansas / Konza Prarie Nature Trail
Description: The Konza Prairie Trail is a special beloved attraction in the area. It is set on 3,487 hectare of native tallgrass prairie.
Relax and Rejuvenate at the Light Center
Kansas / The Light Center
The Light Center is what I like to consider a wheat oasis. It's located about 30 minutes south of Lawrence, Kansas and offers an amazing escape from the every day grind.
Watch the Sunrise at Tuttle Creek Lake
Kansas / Sunrise Cove
This cove at Tuttle Creek Lake is not in an official park, but it is open to the public. It is a place I have come to again and again.
Photograph Brown Park Waterfall
Kansas / Brown Park Waterfall
This waterfall is frequently flowing. It was created by a defunct mill dam on Turkey Creek. It is located in Brown Memorial Park just outside of Abilene, Kansas.
Hike the KU Field Station Trails
Kansas / Roth Trailhead
Overview Parking at the Roth Trailhead gives the hiker several options for how to proceed.
Hike through the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Kansas / Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Park your car at the Visitor Center and head inside to grab a copy of the trail map. If the Visitor Center is closed, you can take a picture of the map on the display outside of the building.