Jackson County


an eagle soars above the misty hills and meadowsElk City State Park

Elk City State Park offers a quiet, family-oriented get-away. The compact park allows easy, quick access to features, including boat ramps, a swim beach, camping, playgrounds, and hiking trails. The lake area offers picturesque views ranging from open prairie to wooded hills and limestone bluffs. During the winter months (November-April), a paved path is accessible for pedestrians to enjoy the prairie's scenery (during other months it is open to vehicles and dangerous to pedestrians). The park connects with  the Osage Low land Hiking Trail which has a tightly packed surface and is accessible to visitors all year long. The park also offers two ADA-compliant docks and is currently restoring an ADA fishing dock (stay tuned for this spring). A beautiful overlook of the scenic landscape can also be reached just outside of the state park.

Camping is also available with their paved campgrounds and ADA-compliant cabins that must be reserved in advance.

Phone: 620-331-6295
Address: 4825 Squaw Creek Rd | Independence, KS 67301
Website: Elk City State Park