Clinton State Park Article

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Clinton State Park
Clinton State Park.jpg
Clinton State Park, November 2015
Map showing the location of Clinton State Park
Map showing the location of Clinton State Park
Location in Kansas
Location Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States
Coordinates 38°56′02″N 95°19′46″W / 38.93389°N 95.32944°W / 38.93389; -95.32944
CLINTON STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

38°56′02″N 95°19′46″W / 38.93389°N 95.32944°W / 38.93389; -95.32944
[1]
Area1,500 acres (6.1 km2)
Elevation889 ft (271 m) [1]
Established1975
Governing bodyKansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Website Clinton State Park

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. [2]

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.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Clinton State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Clinton State Park". Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

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