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Prairie Dog State Park, Norton

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#16 of 30 in Nature in Kansas
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Camping at Prairie Dog include 4 reservable cabins (2 modern and 2 primitive), 67 electric/water sites, 12 electric-only sites, and more than 130 primitive sites. Reservable sites are available. Shower and restroom facilities are conveniently located, as are two RV dump stations. A 1.4- mile nature trail complete with interpretive signage is a great way to explore the park and observe wildlife.

Historical interpretation is a hallmark of this park. Two vintage 19th century buildings are preserved here, including a one room school and renovated adobe house.

Sebelius Reservoir is well known for its excellent fishing opportunities. In recent years, anglers have found productive fishing for black bass, walleye, wiper, crappie, catfish and saugeye.

The 6,400-acre Norton Wildlife Area offers good prospects for pheasant, waterfowl and rabbits. Both whitetailed and mule deer can be found here, as well as a variety of furbearers.
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  • We stopped to see the prairie dogs and they were out all over their "town" area on a cool June evening. There's also an historic sod house and school building, not to mention camping/swimming/hiking.....  more
    We stopped to see the prairie dogs and they were out all over their "town" area on a cool June evening. There's also an historic sod house and school building, not to mention camping/swimming/hiking.....  more »
  • September 2019 on the way to Rapid City S.D. from Manhattan, KS, this location is a treasure to just to crash in. The day we had stop was a breezy warm day, just a few walking steps to a nearby park....  more
    September 2019 on the way to Rapid City S.D. from Manhattan, KS, this location is a treasure to just to crash in. The day we had stop was a breezy warm day, just a few walking steps to a nearby park....  more »
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  • This is by far one of the nicest state parks i have ever been to! The beauty of the landscape was breathtaking. The little prarie dogs just melted your heart. The school house tour is superb and the adobe house tour is not to be missed!! The campgrounds are wonderful! And the tent sites i will admit, i was jealous of! I was in a camper and i wished i had brought my tent as their sites have more room between the others it was a dream come true! The restrooms were well kept and very nice as well. This will be a yearly trip now!
  • Fun park. Just be clear what amenities you get so you don't end up surprised. Beautiful lake, nice basketball courts, disc golf will be cool when completed, beach is a little muddy but fun. The Prairie dogs greet you as you enter. Cottonwood cabin was nice.

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