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Kanopolis State Park, KS

Photo: Kanopolis State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Apr 21 2015   Later Dates


Kanopolis State Park consists of two primary campground areas (Langley Point Area and Horsethief Area), which are open to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The facilities include nearly 450 campsites that range from primitive to full utility hookups, 5 group picnic shelters, six deluxe cabins, modern showes, and restroom facilities, swim beaches,three boat ramps, a full service marina, as well as a 26 mile multiuse trail system consisting of hiking, biking and equestrian trail, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Kanopolis State Park also has the only horse concessionaire in the park system, offering guided trail rides. A hardened trail for wheelchair access is also available at the wildlife viewing area and the soon to be constructed trail at the "kids fishing pond".

Fees required for the state park include vehicle permits, camping and utility permits, special event permits and reservations. All permits must be purchased before facilities can be used. Permits can be purchased from the state park office, gate houses, camp hosts, or the self pay stations.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Ball Field
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Power
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Corrals, Horse
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fishing, River / Stream
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Structure/Feature
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jet Skiing
  • KDWP Office
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Marina
  • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Outfitter
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Propane
  • Recycling Station
  • Reservoir
  • Restroom
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Swimming, Park Lake
  • Swimming, Reservoir
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking, Difficult
  • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Vault Toilet
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Hunting
Within 10 Miles
  • Area Attraction
  • Geological Formations
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • River/Stream
  • Shopping
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Motel
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information
Kanopolis State Park Office Hrs Change Seasonally:
Peak Season: Sunday-Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm
Off Season: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Subject to regulations and posted notices, any individual over 21 may possess, consume, or drink alcoholic liquor. Kegs and party balls are strictly prohibited.
Any motorized vehicles (gas or electric) operated within state parks must be registered (having a license plate) and must purchase and display a valid state park vehicle permit. Electric and gas powered scooters and skateboards cannot be operated in the state park. ATV use is prohibited in the state park.
Camping is allowed only in designated areas and is subject to restrictions as posted. All campers and camping units are limited to a stay of not more than 14 consecutive days although a 14-day extension may be obtained with written permission from the park manager. A five-day absence is required before returning to the park to camp again. Any property left unused or unoccupied for 48 hours is subject to removal. Only one camper/RV per utility site is allowed.
Fires are allowed in fireplaces, fire rings, and cooking grills only. Fires must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the area.
Swimming is allowed in designated areas.
Liquor and beer are prohibited on swimming beaches or in waters designated by buoys or other markers as swimming areas. For other beverages, only shatterproof containers are allowed.
Pets must always be restrained by a camper, cage, hand-held leash, or tethered chain no longer than 10 feet. They are not allowed on swimming beaches or swimming areas that are delineated by buoys or other markers or in public buildings or structures. Dogs participating in authorized activities or assisting the visually or hearing impaired are not subject to these restrictions. A special event permit is required for any event involving entrance fees, exclusive use of an area, sales, organized competition, amplified sound, or reservation of a specific site or facility. Check with the park office for details.
Fishing is prohibited on boat ramps, courtesy docks, swimming beaches, and in swimming areas marked with buoys. In state parks, fish may only be cleaned at designated fish cleaning stations or other locations as posted.
Fireworks are prohibited.
Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Actions which alarm, anger, or disturb others are prohibited. Generators can not be used during quiet hours. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the park.
Firearms may only be discharged in areas specifically designated for hunting or target practice.
All litter must be properly disposed of in the provided trashbins. Where no bins are provided, patrons must carry their trash out with them.
DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at the dump station.
Trails are open during daylight hours only. No camping, fires, or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Please use caution when crossing roadways.
Cabin renters may check in after 2:00pm and check out by Noon everyday, year round. Smoking is not allowed in cabins. Pets and pet carriers are not allowed inside or on the porches of cabins. Cabin renters are not allowed to grill or cook from the porch deck. The cabin must be clean prior to departure. Cabin renters shall be responsible for full payment of any damages incurred during the length of stay. Damages will be billed to the renter for payment.
** Information in this brochure has been prepared as a guide, not a complete list of regulations. Complete regulations may also be viewed and printed online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/regulations. **

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.645, -97.98722
38°38'42"N, 97°59'14"W

From Salina Kansas on interstate I-135 take K-140 west 23 miles to K-141, then take K-141 south 13 miles to the park.
From interstate I-135 near Lindsborg, Kansas take K-4 west 20 miles to K-141, then take K-141 north 7 miles to the park.
From Ellsworth Kansas take K-140 East 15 miles to K-141 then take K-141 south 13 miles to the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Kanopolis State Park
200 Horsethief Rd
Marquette KS 67464

Phone Number:

Information: (785)546-2565