Natural Kansas on the Web!

November 11, 2009 - Google Map Links added
Links to the Google Maps website have been added for all locations. 
Specific site markers were added to Google Maps for sites not having a marker already.
September 11, 2006 - New web page for Cheyenne Bottoms

Cheyenne Bottoms is the largest marsh in the interior of the United States.  45% of all shorebirds in North America stop here on their spring migration!  Click here to learn about this site, designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands!

May 19, 2006 - Focus on the Flint Hills

Click here for more Wildlife Watching sites in the Flint Hills!The Flint Hills of eastern Kansas contains the largest expanse of tallgrass prairie remaining in the world.  Click here to begin your exploration of this unique region!


March 3, 2006 - Learn how to start your own Nature-Based Business!

Thinking about starting a nature-based business?  Two possible scenarios for a nature-based business and a self-assessment form will help you evaluate your potential assets and tap into this tourism niche!  Click here to get started!

December 24, 2005 - Custom Birding Lists!

Look for this icon in the site descriptions to find custom birding lists for each location!

September 15, 2005 - New Locator Maps Added!
Small Kansas map graphics have been added to each site description to help users better understand where sites are located within the state.

December 13, 2004 - Geocache links added

Geocaching is a popular new hobby for people who have GPS units.  It involves finding a container (the cache) hidden by someone else, often in or near the same watchable wildlife sites listed here in Natural Kansas!  The cache will have a logbook in it along with other objects.  The finder will make an entry in the logbook and maybe swap something for one of the other objects.  Locating the cache is done by following GPS coordinates and text clues given on the Geocaching website.  It's a fun way to learn more about the place you are in!

Look for the Geocaching links in this website! Look for this graphic in the description for the sites listed in Natural Kansas and click on it to see where any nearby Geocaches are.  Happy hunting!

Individual site pages online are:

bullet Northwest Kansas
bullet Antelope Lake, Arikaree Breaks Wildlife Drive, Castle Rock Drive, Cedar Bluff Reservoir,Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge,Monument Rocks,PrairieDog State Park,Lake Scott State Park and Webster Reservoir
bullet North Central Kansas
bullet Council Grove Lake Coronado Heights, Herington City Lakes, Jamestown Wildlife Area, Kanopolis Lake, Kansas Landscape Arboretum,  Konza Prairie, Lakewood Park, Indian Rock Park and the Kansas Fishes Exhibit, Lovewell Reservoir, Marysville City Park, Ottawa State LakePillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area, Pottawatomie State Lake #1, Pottawatomie State Lake #2 and Rock City.
bulletNortheast Kansas
bullet Atchison State Lake, Brown State Lake, Ernie Miller Nature Center, Green Memorial Wildlife Area, Leavenworth State Lake, Lyon State Lake, Melvern Lake,   Oregon Trail Nature Park, Osage State Lake, Pomona Lake, The Prairie Center, Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee State Lake, Weston Bend Bottomlands and Wyandotte County Lake.
bulletSouthwest Kansas
bulletBig Basin & St. Jacob's Well, Clark State Lake, Cimarron National Grassland, Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area, Gypsum Hills Wildlife Drive, Lake Coldwater and Meade State Lake.
bulletSouth Central Kansas
bullet Lake Afton, Butler State Lake, Byron Walker Wildlife Area, Chaplin Nature Center, Chase State Lake, Cowley State Lake, Dillon Nature Center, Flint Hills Wildlife Drive, Harvey County West Park, Maxwell Refuge & McPherson State Lake, McPherson Valley Wetlands, Pratt Fish Hatchery, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Sand Hills State Park, Slate Creek Wetland, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and Winfield City Lake.
bulletSoutheast Kansas
bullet Big Hill Lake, Bourbon State Lake, Crawford State LakeMiami State Lake, Montgomery State Lake, Schermerhorn Park, Toronto Lake, Woodson State Lake, and Yates Center Reservoir.

bullet The book "Watching Kansas Wildlife" is on the web in the Wildlife section.  Explore that part of the Natural Kansas web site to learn about more than 100 wildlife viewing sites in Kansas.
bullet Check out the Bibliography to find out what books you "gotta have"!
bulletVisit our Links page to explore related sites on the internet.
bulletThe best hiking and equestrian trails in the state are listed on the Tours page along with Bicycling Tours and the Scenic Byways Autotour routes.
bulletFocus pages on Birding, Canoeing and Wildflowers are listed under Upcoming Events.

Birding Kansas Wildlife Viewing Tours and Trails Upcoming Events Starting a Business Bookshelf Site Index


Funded by the Chickadee Checkoff Program
Chickadee Checkoff logo
Click here for a brochure!

The Natural Kansas web site © 2011 by
the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.

Re-publication of site content in any form other than for personal use requires written permission.  If you are a Kansas resident, please assist with this and other wildlife viewing and conservation programs by contributing to the Chickadee Checkoff on your state tax form.

Questions or comments about Natural Kansas may be directed to
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism