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El Dorado State Park (home to El Dorado Lake) is the largest state park in Kansas! The park sits on the edge of the beautiful Flint Hills just 3 miles east of El Dorado. 


With more than 8,000 acres of water and 98 miles of shoreline, El Dorado is the premier destination for boating, fishing, water skiing and swimming!  

The 4,000-acre wildlife area long the shores of the upper end of the lake is popular for hunting. The park features a large ADA archery range as well as an impressive amphitheater and stage specially designed for special events! 


Fish to Catch 

  • Crappie 

  • Smallmouth Bass 

  • White Bass 

  • Wipers 

  • Blue Catfish 

  • Channel Catfish 

Hiking & Trails 

  • Cross Country Course 

    • Meandering trail in the Flint Hills used for cross country and walk/run competitions. ​

    • Length: 1 Mile 

  • Tallgrass Prairie Trail 

    • Scenic paved trail displaying wildflowers of the Flint Hills ​

    • Length: .5 Miles

  • Teter Nature Trail 

    • Diverse nature trail winding through the Flint Hills down into a bottomland hardwood forest and a small stand of Paw Paw trees. ​

    • Length: .82 Miles 

  • Walnut Ridge Trail 

    • Scenic trail accessed from the campground that follows the Walnut River

    • Length: .57 Miles

  • Walnut River Trail 

    • Moderate hiking & mountain biking trail. ​

    • Length: 2.5 Miles 

  • Boulder Bluff Horse Trail 

    • Scenic stroll through the Fling Hills along the shoreline of El Dorado Lake. Equestrians welcome. ​

    • Length: 15.55 Miles 

  • Double Black Diamond Trail 

    • Challenging bike trail through the timber of the Walnut River. ​

    • Length: 2 miles

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Gravel Cycling

El Dorado State Park and surrounding area is the premiere gravel cycling destination in Kansas! Explore our beautiful state on a dirt road with two wheels! 

CLICK HERE for more information on Gravel Cycling in El Dorado! 

Camping & RV

El Dorado is the largest state park in Kansas... and our camping options have no end! With 10 modern cabins, 589 primitive campsites, 10 shelters and 307 electric & water hook-ups, we have the amenities you need for whatever style of adventure you prefer! 

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