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Clinton State Park, Lawrence

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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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  • I have fished there many times and my wife and I go hiking there as well. It's a wonderful place to unwind.  more »
  • Great place for motorized boats and skiing. Not so as good as Perry for sailing. My favorite part about the lake are the surrounding trails for hiking or biking.  more »
  • I bought a day pass to Clinton State Park so that I could find a nice roadside picnic area. I was disappointed that there were no restroom facilities at the picnic grounds. The restroom building had n...  more »
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  • It's a nice place to explore the wildlife. I have seen numerous deer, raccoons & other animals. The cabins there are pretty amazing. Somewhat over see the lake view. I do recommend going to take the whole family. Plenty of trails. They have two camp grounds. I like the last one it is more spread out, more spaces to choose from.
  • Very cool place for camping and fishing. Also it is free to stay!!! Only problem is the lack of campsites
  • This park is very nice to go to. Lots of room for the kids to run around at.
  • Large comfortable camping areas. Well taken care of and affordable and the deer are right in the campground.
  • Excellent place to stay in the spring and fall. Fair facilities, nice people and a diverse mix of campers.