Home to the largest lake in Kansas, Milford State Park is the ideal place for lovers of the great outdoors. A favorite destination among anglers, the park offers a number of other outdoor activities that can be accessed from Milford State Park cabins, giving you the chance to explore the park and observe the local flora and fauna.
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Best Hiking Trails in Milford State Park
Multiple trails wind their way through the park, allowing hikers visiting Milford State Park the chance to discover a wealth of natural beauty. Trails are suitable for people of all ages and experience levels and take hikers from the tranquility of the lakeshore to the spectacular views from Eagle Ridge. Take advantage of Milford State Park hotels and plan your perfect route.
1. Waterfall Trail
This 0.6-mile trail takes hikers through forests and across prairie habitats before arriving at a manmade waterfall and pond.
2. Crystal Trail
Leading past an old quarry where geode rocks can be found, this 2.2-mile trail is ideal for observing deer in the open fields and bald eagles in the air.
3. Old River Bluff Trail
A 1.5-mile trail that links with the much longer Eagle Ridge Trail. This route is a linear trail and requires that hikers double back on themselves.
4. Wildlife Viewing Tower Trail
This short trail takes hikers to the Wildlife Viewing Tower where excellent views of nearby food plots provide the chance to spot the parks native wildlife.
Best Family Activities in Milford State Park
Whether in the water or learning about the park's natural history, Milford State Park has plenty to offer vacationers or all ages. Try your hand at fishing on the lake, head out onto the water on a kayak, or spend an afternoon enjoying the many interpretive exhibits at the Nature Centre, whatever kind of activity you are looking, Milford State Park cabins give you and your family easy access to the park's facilities.
Located on one of the many coves, the Southwind Yacht Club provides access to the lake for a variety of vessels. Canoes and kayaks are available for hire, and there is also a concession stand at Rush Creek Marina.
Fishing is hugely popular on the 16,200-acre lake, keen anglers visiting Milford State Park can expect to land plenty of bass, catfish, and crappie as well as a few bluegill and sunfish from the shore on from a boat.
3. Milford Nature Center
The Milford Nature Centre provides families with interpretive exhibits throughout the year, giving people of all ages the chance to learn more about the park and its flora and fauna.
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