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|Clinton State Park|
Clinton State Park, November 2015
|Location||Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States|
CLINTON STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||1,500 acres (6.1 km2)|
|Elevation||889 ft (271 m) |
|Governing body||Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism|
|Website||Clinton State Park|
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.