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Norton - Prairie Dog State Park

13037 State Highway 261

Camping at Prairie Dog include 4 reservable cabins (2 modern and 2 primitive), 60 electric/water sites, 12 electric-only sites, and more than 130 primitive sites. Reservable sites are available. Shower and restroom facilities are conveniently located, as are two RV dump stations. A 1.4- mile nature trail complete with interpretive signage is a great way to explore the park and observe wildlife.

Historical interpretation is a hallmark of this park. Two vintage 19th century buildings are preserved here, including a one room school and renovated adobe house.

Sebelius Reservoir is well known for its excellent fishing opportunities. In recent years, anglers have found productive fishing for black bass, walleye, wiper, crappie, catfish and saugeye.

The 6,400-acre Norton Wildlife Area offers good prospects for pheasant, waterfowl and rabbits. Both whitetailed and mule deer can be found here, as well as a variety of furbearers.


Linda Thibedeau

Thursday, April 12, 2018
PDSP is a great place to go for a ride and enjoy the fresh air. Saw lots of wild life, cranes, ducks, rabbits, Prairie Dogs of course, deer, and a hawk!

Jenn Jackson

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017
Beautiful state park with a reasonable camping fee. We did have to purchase a day pass as well, but it's only $25 for the year. 30 amp RV hookups with water, but no sewer. AT&T service is spotty, but Verizon is working well with the cell booster. Bathrooms are small, but clean. Downtown Norton is pretty close by and we were able to stock up on groceries at the local store. Overall, this is a great park! Seeing the prairie dogs was pretty neat too!

l s

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Nice view from my prime RV spot. Hosts are all very pleasant. We'll maintained. Makes Clinton Lake State Park look like a slum.


Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Great Kansas scenery with decent camping accommodations.

Michael Miller

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
This is a very nice state park. Great RV area with decent space between campers and very large trees. I swam in the lake. It was lovely. Nice play areas with volleyball, basketball and other opportunities. Comes with reliable electricity and water with decent pressure. I wish they offered sewer hookups at the sites. Most State Parks don't and I'm not sure why. I also find it annoying that you pay for the site but then you have to pay for another $5 for entrance into the park. There should be one price; the camping should include the park entrance fee. It's only logical.

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