Longing for a fabulous beach vacation but don’t have the funds? No worries! Just visit one of these 10 beaches located right here in Kansas. (No, I’m not joking; Kansas is indeed home to some must-visit beaches!)
1. Wilson State Park (Sylvan Grove)
Considered by many to be the most beautiful lake in Kansas, the beach at Wilson State Park features not only a sandy beach, but several impressive sightseeing opportunities as well.
2. Glen Elder State Park (Glen Elder)
Glen Elder offers soft sands so immaculate that you can even craft it into works of art!
3. Kill Creek Park (Olathe)
Located in Johnson County, the beach at Kill Creek Park features a clean and tranquil place to tan, swim, and play.
4. Shawnee Mission Park (Shawnee)
Not only does Shawnee Mission Park have a human beach, they also have a separate one specifically for man's best friend (pictured)!
5. Tuttle Creek Lake (Manhattan)
After hiking one of the numerous nature trails, you will want to cool off inside this large, designated swimming area.
6. Big Hill Lake (Cherryvale)
This generously sized reservoir features not only a memorable swimming beach, but wonderful fishing opportunities as well.
7. Perry Lake (Ozawkie)
If you are looking for a mini-getaway, take my advice and pitch a tent in one of Perry's designated camping areas before hitting the beach.
8. Milford Lake (Junction City)
Don't worry; the beach at Milford Lake isn't always this busy -- only when there is an epic event like the pictured Float Your Boat event!
9. Cedar Bluff State Park (Ellis)
How does central Kansas beat the unbearable summer humidity? By taking a dip in the lake at Cedar Bluff State Park, of course!
10. Clinton State Park (Lawrence)
383 camp sites + a sandy beach + water sporting opportunities galore = the best summer ever!