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Kanopolis State Park, AWW Tour #6 • Ellsworth County

Sunday, Sep 15th, 2013 @ 12:30-5pm
Kanopolis State Park • 200 Horsethief Road • Marquette, KS • Map

The state park is adjacent to the Kanopolis Reservoir and state wildlife area. We will tour a small part of their combined area of 16,000 acres. The Horsethief Canyon area of the state park will be our tour destination. This canyon is composed of Dakota sandstone cliffs that overlook Bison Creek, which runs through the canyon. Many unique plants are found along the creek, on the canyon walls, and in the mixed grass prairie uplands. The red-orange hues of the sandstone combined with the rugged terrain and prairie flora make this area one of the most scenic in the state. Directions from Coronado Heights: Take 12th Avenue south 3 miles to Hwy 4. Turn right (west) on Hwy 4, proceed 15 miles to Hwy 141 and turn right (north), go 5 miles to Venango Road (State Park entrance) and turn left (west). Continue on Horsethief Road to the end, which is the parking lot and trail head to Horse Thief Canyon. Car passes cost $5.00 and are needed to enter Kanopolis State Park.

Contact: KNPS 785.806.6917

More Info: Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW)

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society


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