Kansas January 26, 2017
The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Discovered Kansas’s Best Kept Secret
This park is truly a hidden diamond in the rough. “The rough” meaning Western Kansas. Not too far from Monument Rocks, there’s a State Park full of wonder and history. Come take a look at everything they’ve got to offer!
Lake Scott State Park
Around 13 miles North of Scott City, Kansas, this wonderful State Park is hiding some great history, and great scenery.
Isn't the view gorgeous?
Often overlooked by those who are headed to see the Monument Rocks, this park needs some love (and probably donations!)
The only one
The ruins of a Taos Pueblo named El Quartelejo sit here at the park, and you can see how they lived and where their resources came from. They lived there for 20 years before returning home and abandoning the house.
The last battle
This historic spot is where the last Indian battle in Kansas was fought, called Battle Canyon. Though the landscape has changed a little bit, it's still a good place to sense the struggles that happened here.
The Steele House
This place is where some of the first Euro-American settlers made their way into the area. They built a two level, seven room home in the side of a hill, as well as a little shed over a freshwater spring. In 1928, the Steele family sold 648 acres of 'their' land to the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission (similar to Parks and Wildlife) with the stipulation that they lived in their home until their passing. Wasn't that nice of them?
Lake Scott and surrounding hills.
Come visit the park to hike, fish, and learn about Kansas history! (Don't forget to stop by Monument Rocks on your way!)
Well, now that the secret’s out, I can’t keep it hidden from you forever! Maybe you’ll add this to your list of places to visit soon? I sure hope so!
Here’s another great Kansas spot to look at.