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Clinton State Park, Lawrence

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#7 of 13 in Nature in Kansas
Clinton State Park is a state park in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, located 4mi west of Lawrence.The 1500acre park lies on the north shore of Clinton Lake, known for its clear water and good channel catfish, walleye, and crappie fishing.Visitors to the park can enjoy viewing white-tailed deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, bald eagles in spring and fall, and numerous species of songbirds in the carefully managed habitats that make Clinton a distinctive outdoor destination.An extensive hiking/biking trail system make this park and adjacent 9200acre wildlife area an attractive destination for outdoors enthusiasts including hikers, nature photographers, mountain bicyclists, wildflower enthusiasts, wildlife observers, and even cross-country skiers.Park staff work closely with Lawrence and University of Kansas individuals and organizations to present several concerts and other special events each year. The park is the former to host the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. Since 2008, Clinton State Park is the annual site of the Ironman Kansas 70.3 triathlon. The swim portion of the competition is held in Clinton Lake, and the run portion of the competition occurs on the park campgrounds and roads.
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  • Nice, quiet lake great for kayaks or canoes. You do have to pay an entry fee if you drive in. There is a marina but never see many boats out.  more »
  • The reservoir lake and the dam area are perfect for scenic photos, and the rest of the grounds were pleasant to walk or picnic. There are many small boats at the marina, and almost everyone in the are...  more »
  • We went to check out this park last month and it is pretty nice. It is nice for a walk with your kids, set up a picknick table and watch the lake, the woods, and some wild animals. We crossed with two...  more »
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  • This is a great place to camp. The facilities overall are great. One or two could use some refurbishing. Still a great experience! Had one issue with a family pulling late and putting two of their tents in our campsite. One quick chat with the camp host had two rangers come and sort out the issue. Apparently 7 tents was a bit over what they had actually paid for. In any case they moved over a bit and we all got along fine.
  • Large campground with lots of nice spots, each far enough apart that you don't feel like you're camping on top of each other. Facilities are decent. Bring your own firewood into the park.
  • This is such a beautiful campground! The sites are large and flat. The hiking trails are long and the views amazing. We did encounter quite a few ticks earlier in the year but none in September.
  • It's a bit of a drive from Kansas City but worth it and there's some cool little trails in the woods that are like bicycle Adventure Trails mom and the dog loved it
  • We love it. So clean. So many things to see and do. Spend all our free family time their.

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