The ultimate playground- For the outdoor sportsman, the ultimate playground lies just north and east of El Dorado. With 1100 campsites, 10 boat ramps, and Shady Creek Marina, El Dorado State Park boasts 8000 acres of liquid fun. Miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails will please enthusiasts.
Beauty of the Hills- Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Kansas Flint Hills, beginning at the Butler County History Center, 383 E. Central in El Dorado. The museum's permanent exhibit, Glory of the Hills, depicts the history of the area as well as the science- plant, animals, geography- of this last remaining piece of the tall grass prairie. The drives between El Dorado and Eureka, El Dorado and Cassoday, and El Dorado and Emporia yield stunning vistas.
For more information about El Dorado Lake see https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/El-Dorado.
Fore more information about the Flint Hills see https://www.travelks.com/flint-hills/ .
Located 3 miles east of El Dorado on US-54 and 1 mile north
One of the top state parks in America based on fishing, boating and family fun, El Dorado State Park is conveniently located at the edge of the Flint Hills near three state highways and an interstate (the Kansas Turnpike). With about 2,000 acres of park and 4,000 acres of wildlife area surrounding 8,000 acres of water with 98 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of opportunities to explore this premier lake destination.
A variety of trails are available in the State Park - hiking trails, biking trails and horse trails which include hitching posts on the shoreline and campsites with corrals and other equestrian amenities. Steep, rocky shorelines, old river channels, submerged railroad beds and dead standing timber beckon a variety of sportfish popular in Kansas along with the anglers that seek them. Wildlife enthusiasts can see a wide range of small mammals, white-tailed deer, songbirds, game birds and waterfowl.
The Flint Hills are an incredible, wonderful, almost magical place. There's no other place like it.
- Naturalist Jan Jantzen
Soaring and diving from hilltop to valley along one of the quiet country highways through the Flint Hills will quickly challenge your notions of prairie. Flat? Not here. Empty? Not if you look closely. The continent's largest remaining tract of tallgrass is also one of America's unique places, harboring a wealth of adventure, beauty, and history. The region's sweeping horizons and carpets of wildflowers captivate artists and enchant visitors
"The Flint Hills of Kansas remain true to their unique and nationally important story as a well preserved and sustainable Tallgrass prairie living landscape."
"The residents of the Flint Hills work collectively to balance preservation, conservation, education, recreation, economic development and interpretation for the betterment of the lifestyle and natural resources of the region. This is done through the development and implementation of plans and coordinated activities that capture the grassroots efforts of stakeholders who support the vision for the future of the Flint Hills."
The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is an alliance of tourism and hospitality partners from various industries in the 22 counties of the Flint Hills, along with support from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. Since its inception, the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition has, among many accomplishments:
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