Free Entry to Kansas State Parks on March 9th

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March 6, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Kansas state parks will be free on Saturday (March 9) as part of a statewide open house.

Park users can take advantage of low off-season camping permit prices. March 31 is the last day annual camping permits are priced at off-season discounts. On April 1, the prices increase to their regular prime-season levels, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, reported.

Visitors can purchase annual camping permits and make cabin or campsite reservations during the open houses, as well.

For pricing information and to purchase permits online, go to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) website, For online permit purchases, click the License/Permits icon. For campsite and cabin reservations, click the Reservations icon.

Kansas motor vehicle owners can now buy an annual park vehicle permit as part of their vehicle registration process.

The permit – called a Kansas State Parks Passport – will cost $15 (county treasurers can elect to add a $0.50 service fee). This lower-price, non-transferable permit will be available only during the vehicle registration process at a motor vehicle registration office, through the online vehicle registration site (, or when registering by mail.

The Kansas State Parks Passport will expire when the vehicle registration expires a year later.

Click here to see a list of of Kansas state parks along with special events happening this Saturday.



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