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Kansas Outdoor Treasures: A Guide to over 60 Natural Destinations

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This comprehensive outdoor guide explores the many natural wonders that America's Heartland has to offer: wooded trails and towering buttes, winding rivers, sterling lakes, breathtaking rock formations, and much more. A native of Kansas, author Julie Cirlincuina describes the best places throughout the state to hike, bike, paddle, fish and hunt, take a scenic drive, or spend the day watching wildlife. You'll also find detailed information on geology, climate, campgrounds and parks, as well as directions and ...

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Overview

This comprehensive outdoor guide explores the many natural wonders that America's Heartland has to offer: wooded trails and towering buttes, winding rivers, sterling lakes, breathtaking rock formations, and much more. A native of Kansas, author Julie Cirlincuina describes the best places throughout the state to hike, bike, paddle, fish and hunt, take a scenic drive, or spend the day watching wildlife. You'll also find detailed information on geology, climate, campgrounds and parks, as well as directions and accessibility for each destination. Complete with detailed maps for each region of the state, this guide has everything you need to plan a Kansas adventure.

About the Author:
Julie M. Cirlincuina is an active board member of the Kansas City Outdoor Club, planning and leading day hikes and multi-sport trips to National Parks

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Hiking, biking; fishing, hunting; camping, backpacking, nature walks; visiting state and national parks: Julie Cirlincuina's Kansas Outdoor Treasures covers a rainbow of Sunflower State activities. A timesaving leisure luxury.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934553114
  • Publisher: Trails Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Trails Books Guide Ser.
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 418,923
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     VI
Western Kansas
Lake Scott State Park and Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark     4
Arikaree Breaks     8
Cimarron National Grassland     10
Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area     14
Meade State Park     15
Big Basin Prairie Preserve     17
Clark State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area     19
Cedar Bluff Reservoir and the Smoky Valley Scenic Byway     22
Castle Rock, City of Chalk     28
Prairie Dog State Park and Keith Sebelius Reservoir     30
Central Kansas
Wilson Reservoir and State Park and Post Rock Scenic Byway     39
Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge     44
Webster State Park     47
Lovewell State Park     49
Kanopolis Lake and State Park     51
Mushroom Rock State Park and Rock City National Natural Landmark     56
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and McPherson State Fishing Lake     59
Coronado Heights Park     60
Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway     63
Sand Hills State Park     66
Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway     70
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge     73
Cheney State Park andReservoir     77
Kingman State Fishing Lake and Byron Walker Wildlife Area     80
Lake Afton Park     82
Dillon Nature Center and National Recreation Trail     83
Great Plains Nature Center and Chisholm Creek Park     86
Northeastern Kansas
Flint Hills National Scenic Byway     93
Tuttle Creek Lake and State Park and Rocky Ford Fishing Trail     94
Milford Lake and State Park     100
Council Grove Lake and Allegawaho Heritage Memorial Park     105
Native Stone Scenic Byway and Flint Hills Backcountry     109
Konza Prairie Biological Station and Pillsbury Crossing     111
Melvern Lake and Eisenhower State Park     116
Pomona Lake and State Park     120
Clinton Lake and State Park     124
Prairie Spirit Trail     131
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden     134
Hillsdale Lake and State Park     136
Herbert Reinhard Green Memorial Wildlife Area     141
Oregon Trail Nature Park     142
Historic Trails Park     144
Perry Lake and State Park     144
Lake Shawnee and Dornwood Park National Recreation Trail     149
Riverfront Park and Kaw River National Recreation Trail      153
Floating the Kansas River     155
Glacial Hills Scenic Byway     157
Wyandotte County Lake Park     161
Kill Creek Park     165
The Olathe Prairie Center     167
Ernie Miller Nature Center and Park     170
Shawnee Mission Park and Gary Haller Trail     172
Southeastern Kansas
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Chase County State Fishing Lake     180
El Dorado State Park     184
Chaplin Nature Center     187
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge     189
John Redmond Reservoir and Otter Creek Game Mgmt Area     192
Cross Timbers State Park and Toronto Lake     195
Fall River Lake and State Park     199
Elk City Lake and State Park and Big Hill Lake     202
Crawford State Park     208
Frontier Military Scenic Byway     211
Santa Fe National Historic Trail     215
Kansas State Symbols     218
Bibliography     219
Index     220

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