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Kanopolis State Park

Near: SalinaKS (Weather)
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-25 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description This is the best State Park in KS for horseback riders. The campground has several full hookup sites, the only thing they are missing is septic but there is a dump station very near by. The water is on all year throughout the park, there are very safe horse pens (we left ours penned up one afternoon and ran into Ellsworth, they have a really cool period clothing store and hat shop). The terrain is sandy and limestone mixed so riding during the spring and fall, typically rainy seasons in KS, is not hampered. Pack a lunch and ride out to the Corp Of Engineer land, this is one of our favorite places to ride.
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Campground All levels of camping are available in this park. There is a solar bathhouse, so don't plan on a very hot shower after dark. The sites are level and each has a sturdy hitching post as well as a picinic table and fire ring. I've never seen an official camp host but the park rangers do come through at least once a day. Visit our website to see pictures of this park
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, KS
Directions From I-70 take 135 south to highway 140. Take highway 140 west to highway 141 south. This takes you right down into Venango, turn at the Venango corner market, look for the state park signs, follow the signs in to the camp ground.
This information was provided by katuschhoff on 1/7/2004 12:17:30 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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