Prairie Dog State Park in Northwestern Kansas

Praire dogs still thrive at Prairie Dog State Park in northwestern Kansas.

Located on the north shore of the Sebelius Reservoir near Norton, the park is also home to wildlife like pheasants, turkeys, badgers and deer. The 1.4-mile Prairie Dog Nature Trail is a good place to spot them.

This park also features 40 campsites with partial hookups and 16 with just electrical hookups, plus showers, restrooms and two dump stations.

The park is on State Highway 261, about 1 mile south of U.S. Highway 36 and roughly 5 miles southwest

of Norton, which is where Highway 36 meets U.S. Highway 283, 11 miles south of the Nebraska border. Day-use admission is $6.50, and campsites rates range from $7 to $14.50 a night.

For details, call 1-785-877-2953.

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