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Clinton State Park, Lawrence

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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.
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 will find a large number of bird species that vary with the seasons.

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.
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  • Run down park with no maintenance. Garbage overflowing dumpster & bathrooms/showers were filthy with doors that didn’t latch & mold on shower curtains. Sketchy full time people living there. Waste of....  more
    Run down park with no maintenance. Garbage overflowing dumpster & bathrooms/showers were filthy with doors that didn’t latch & mold on shower curtains. Sketchy full time people living there. Waste of....  more »
  • Enjoyed this park so close to Lawrence. Pros - beautiful country setting, quiet, plenty of spacing, electric and water for RVs, some are well treed, and trails for walking. Cons - Only a dump... 
    Enjoyed this park so close to Lawrence. Pros - beautiful country setting, quiet, plenty of spacing, electric and water for RVs, some are well treed, and trails for walking. Cons - Only a dump...  more »
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  • It was so much fun, we stayed in the cabins. It was prefect, so clean neat and tidy. Sleeps up to six. Has everything you need, just bring your own bedding, food, personal hygiene stuff. Ours had a view of the water through trees. There is a huge burning pit so bring wood and smores 😁 you will love it $110 1 night rental~
  • Love this park. We go out there often. There people are very friendly and the prices are very fair. It's not too far from town if need be but still secluded. The parks are well maintained as well as the camp sites. In the winter, you can camp and state hunting grounds are not that far either. It's a great place to stay any time of year.

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