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Clinton State Park, Lawrence

4.1
#7 of 31 in Nature in Kansas
Clinton State Park is a public recreation area located on the north shore of Clinton Lake at the western edge of Lawrence, Kansas, United States.
The 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) state 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 9,200-acre (37 km2) 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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  • It was raining the other day so drove through the park to look at the scenery. 6 deer were waiting on the side of the road to cross. Love the view of the water from the lookout point.  more »
  • Clinton State Park is a beautiful area for outdoor enthusiasts. The park provides numerous outdoor activities including: Camping, swimming, boating, playgrounds, disc golf and hiking/nature trails...  more »
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  • Stayed here for a weekend camping trip. Beautiful trails and nice RV connections. There are many people who stay year round. The campsites were nice and spacious, but plan ahead when you book your site and get a shaded spot for hot summer days.
  • Some bathrooms need serious attention. Sites are overall good some muddy with strong storms. Well kept grounds, nice vistas. Great employees.

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