Fellow Kansans: It’s June. It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s time for a little relief…and what better way to cool down than to hop into a large body of fresh water?! Kansas is home to many beautiful state parks that house lakes and beaches ready to be enjoyed! Here are 10 of these Kansas lakes that will make your summer epic.
1.) Wilson Lake (Wilson)
Considered to be the most beautiful park in the state, Wilson State Park offers beautiful views, hiking trails, places to camp, and a giant lake that's calling your name.
2.) Clinton State Park (Lawrence)
Cross country ski trail? Check! Marinas? Check! Swim beach? Check! Clinton Lake truly has it all!
3.) Lake Scott State Park (Scott City)
Listed by National Geographic as one of the country's 50 must-see state parks, Lake Scott is home to historic buildings, deep wooded canyons, a lake, and so much more.
4.) Cheney State Park (Cheney)
Prime camping locations and lakeside views like this? I'll see you there!
5.) Lovewell State Park (Webber)
This isn't your average state park: Lovewell offers summer church services, special events, wildlife watching, and a family friendly beach area.
6.) Milford State Park (Milford)
Milford is the state's largest lake...need I say more?
7.) Prairie Dog State Park (Norton)
After you finish catching some rays on the beach, be sure to check out the Norton Wildlife Area for a wide array of hunt-able game (if you're into that sort of thing!)
8.) Sand Hills State Park (Hutchinson)
Sand dunes, wetlands, and woodlands await you at this unique state park.
9.) Tuttle Creek State Park (Manhattan)
1,200 acres of sand, water, and fishing = Summertime heaven.
10.) Fall River State Park (Severy)
I had actually never heard of Fall River, but after hearing that it's located in the Flint Hills (and after seeing this picture,) I decided that I need to visit...immediately.