The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism has eliminated usage fees for the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park, effective January 1, 2019:
“We hope this serves as a great incentive for state park visitors and trail enthusiasts to visit these two truly unique trails,” said Kansas State Parks director Linda Lanterman. “Our state parks have some really phenomenal trails, and I think people are going to be especially surprised by these two in particular.”
More than 50 miles long, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is a linear park spanning three counties from Ottawa to Iola. Prairie Spirit Trail users can stop and enjoy the local hospitality of 10 rural communities and eight pocket-parks along its path.
“Word is beginning to spread about these trails and the people who have visited them know just how unique they are,” said Lanterman. “Whether you just do a stretch of the trail, whether you prefer hiking or biking, I encourage everyone to get out there and see why these trails are worth the trek.”
As part of the administrative decision, KDWPT commissioners also voted to not impose fees on the new Flint Hills Trail State Park.