Clinton State Park

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Clinton State Park
Kansas state park
Country  United States
State  Kansas
County Douglas
Location Lawrence
 - elevation 889 ft (271 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°56′09″N 95°22′06″W / 38.93583°N 95.36833°W / 38.93583; -95.36833Coordinates: 38°56′09″N 95°22′06″W / 38.93583°N 95.36833°W / 38.93583; -95.36833
Area 1,500 acres (607.0 ha)
Founded 1975
Management Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Location of Clinton State Park in Kansas

Clinton State Park is a state park in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, located 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Lawrence.

The 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) 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.

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