Kansas January 26, 2018
These 7 State Parks In Kansas Are Positively Enchanting In The Wintertime
When it’s cold outside, the last thing many of us want to do is go out into the cold. But do you know what you’re missing? Our beautiful state parks, covered in snow! It’s a wonderful wintertime scene that’s nothing short of enchanting. These Kansas state parks are some of the most beautiful, no matter how cold it might get.
1. Cedar Bluff State Park (Ellis)
Cedar Bluff has more than a few campsites, but the ground is very cold! Maybe you'd rather walk through this winter wonderland instead? The icy trees and faded colors in the sky are a perfect winter scene for a brisk hike.
2. El Dorado State Park (El Dorado)
El Dorado has all sorts of wildlife roaming the area, especially in the winter. Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of a family of deer, or even a coyote if you're lucky. Crunching through the snow is my favorite part of exploring state parks in the winter.
3. Lake Scott State Park (Scott City)
Lake Scott has a lot of cool rock faces, but when the lake is frozen and covered in snow, it's amazing to photograph. Of course, you can still enjoy the many historical sites around the state park, snow or not!
4. Tuttle Creek State Park (Manhattan)
Tuttle Creek has some of the state's best lakeside sunsets, but you won't believe the magic of the sun reflecting off the ice. A walk around this lake is romantic, no matter how cold it might be.
5. Kanopolis State Park (Marquette)
Kanopolis has some amazing hiking trails and caves, but have you ever been there after it has snowed? It makes the red rocks seem so much brighter, but beware, the trails might be a little hard to hike when it's slippery.
6. Cross Timbers State Park (Toronto)
Cross Timbers is another state park featuring a stunning lake. It's lined with trees that, when covered in snow, turn the whole area into a wintery scene straight from a postcard.
7. Clinton State Park (Lawrence)
This amazing state park is filled with beauty any time of the year, but while the snow's still on the ground, don't forget to come check it out! We might not get a lot of snow, but a dusting is all you need for a beautiful scene.
Also, if you’re new to Kansas or our winters, you should
check out this handy guide that includes some tips about how it works here.