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Meade State Park

Meade State Park's new visitor center on opening day

Southwest Kansas

13051 V Road

Meade, Kansas

A recent grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped underwrite a new, first-class visitors center at Meade State Park in rural southwest Kansas. This park already offers opportunities for picnicking, hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming on the 80-acre lake, but until construction of the new visitor center, it lacked a park facility for public outdoor recreation and education programs. Now the park can serve as the base site for Outdoor Kansas for Kids events and other outdoor events. The creation of the visitor center was a community effort that included fundraising efforts by local friends groups, which leveraged the funds provided by LWCF and Kansas State Parks. The LWCF's first provided support for Meade State Park, a unit of the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, in 1967.

Photo: Meade State Park's new visitor center on opening day
– Kansas State Parks

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