Top Adventures in Manhattan

  • Watch the Sunrise at Tuttle Creek Lake

    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. Be here an hour before sunrise on a partly cloudy morning and watch as nature puts forth its finest firework sho...

    1 miles

  • Hike the Konza Prairie Trail

    The Konza Prairie Trail is a special beloved attraction in the area. It is set on 3,487 hectare of native tallgrass prairie. The trail offers a choice of 3 loops: The Nature Trail Loop at 2.6 miles, The Kings Creek Loop at 4.6 miles, and the Godwi...

    2.6 miles 275 ft gain

  • Konza Prarie-Kings Creek Loop

    Starting at the trailhead, this very well-maintained trail is an easy, 4.6 mile loop. This is the second of 3 loops from the trailhead. The longest one is just over 6 miles and connects the Konza Prairie Loop with the Kings Creek Loop and the Good...

    4.6 miles 396 ft gain

  • Hike the Konza Godwin Hill Loop

    Kansas is somewhat known for its relatively flat land with nearly identical scenery across the entire state. One place where that differs is the Konza Prairie, a part of the larger Flint Hills. Totaling 6.1 miles this trail offers a variety of sce...

    1.1 miles 459 ft gain

  • Hike the Carnahan Creek Park Loop

    Carnahan Creek Park is located 20 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas near the historic Carnahan Church on the north shore of Tuttle Creek Reservoir. This secluded park offers visitors free camping in many roadside campsites, as well as remote campsi...

    8 miles 250 ft gain

  • Explore Geary Lake Falls

    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. Both offer unique and interesting vantage points...

  • Photograph 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.Take Highway 15 south from Abilene, over the Smoky Hill River. Turn east (left) on 200...

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    • Manhattan, Kansas

      Tuttle Creek Cove

      Overview Tuttle Creek Cove Campground is a large, quiet oasis located on the shores of Tuttle Creek Lake in the wide open expanse of northeast Kansas.Recreation Tuttle Creek Lake's 11 parks, marina...

    • Manhattan, Kansas

      Stockdale

      Overview Stockdale Campground is a 188-acre park located on the shores of Tuttle Creek Lake in the wide open expanse of northeast Kansas.Recreation Tuttle Creek Lake's 11 parks, marina, 10,9000 acr...

    • Milford, Kansas

      Farnum Creek

      Overview Farnum Creek is a quaint double-loop campground set on the lovely shores of Milford Lake. The Milford Lake recreation area spans 33,000 acres of public land for wildlife protection, cultur...

    • Milford, Kansas

      North Overlook Park (Ks)

      Overview North Overlook Park is a one of the many day use parks at Milford Lake with two shelters available for reservations, great fishing access, and a playground. Also within walking distance of...

    • Junction City, Kansas

      Outlet Park (Ks)

      Overview Outlet Park is a day use park at Milford Lake located just below the Milford Dam. With one shelter available for reservation, those visitors interested in angling and wildlife observation ...

    • Junction City, Kansas

      East Rolling Hills Park (Ks)

      Overview East Rolling Hills day use park is the largest day use park the Corps of Engineers offers at Milford Lake with six shelters available for reservations. Each shelter location is unique but ...

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