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Where can I find Kansas Outdoor Treasures?


Kansas Guides and Outfitters

Following is a list of small businesses that help enable an outdoor experience in Kansas. If you know a business that deserves to be listed, please let us know.

Western KS    
Cedar Bluff Lodge (Ogallah / Brownell) Luxury hunting & fishing lodge www.bedbreakfasthome.com/cedarblufflodge
Wild Horse
Canyon B&B (Dighton)
A working farm and ranch is just a short hike to Wild Horse Canyon and Corral, and old Indian campground. Make arrangements to hunt artifacts and fossils. Near Castle Rock and Monument Rocks and Lake Scott. www.kbba.com
(620) 397-5914
High Plains Camping (Oakley) Barn for groups, hot tubs, mini-golf, RVs & tents www.highplainscamping.com
Prairie Castle Guesthouse
(Edson / Goodland)
Modern conveniences in rustic elegance for hunters and birders. Great for groups. www.adventurehunting.com
Seven 2 Bar Adventures (Hill City) Log cabin guesthouse. Hunting, fishing, riding or sight seeing on a working ranch. www.seven2baradventures.com
Nicodemus Livery Company (Bogue) Horse drawn wagon tours around historic Nicodemus National Historic Site.
Youth and adult history programs and bar-b-que. Black West history tour and programs.
Moore Ranch
(Dodge City/Bucklin)
Pitch in and help at a real working Longhorn Cattle Ranch in the high plains. Cattle drives, branding, roping, camp cooking. Horses and camping accommodations are provided. www.longhorn-cattle.com
Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife area (Garden City) Open-air trams or Suburbans are used to take visitors out among the Bison herd. Wildflower tours can be scheduled too. www.fosbr.com
Central KS    
Camp Aldrich (Great Bend) Hiking, horseback riding, cabin rentals for groups Click here for web page
Eagle Valley Raptor Center The Center provides rehab for injured raptors and educational tours for you and your group. www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org/home.asp
Botanica, the Wichita Gardens Enjoy themed gardens and a butterfly house www.botanica.org
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure (Salina) A immaculate, first-rate zoo with 85 species and an extraordinary museum in the country www.rollinghillswildlife.com
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (Canton) Tram tours of the refuge can be arranged. Observation tower, hiking trail at McPherson state fishing lake. www.cyberkraft.com/maxwell
C&W Ranch B&B
(Salina / Smolan)
Working ranch also provides resort hunting www.cwranch.com
Traders Lodge (Wells) Hunting outfitter & lodge www.traderslodge.com
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper (Wichita) Working cattler ranch provides live entertainment and supper, RV Park, opera house. www.prairierosechuckwagon.com
Camp Horizon (Arkansas City) Camping, cabins, lodge. River access, canoe rental and 10-miles of mountain bike / hiking trails. www.horizoncenter.org
Country Dreams Bed & Breakfast Private fishing lake, non-motorized boats & docks provided on 480 acres. www.countrydreamsbedandbreakfast.com
Innovative Outfitters (Great Bend) Lodging, guided hunting www.innovativeoutfittersks.com
Whitetail Acres B&B (Haven/Wichita) 120-acres of woods and creeks. Victorian B&B can arrange a tour of the Indian Creek Bison Ranch. Centrally located near many outdoor activities in south central Kansas. www.whitetailacres-kansas.com
Eastern KS    
The Barn B&B
(Valley Falls)
Near Lake Perry, 21-room guesthouse has fishing pond and brook. www.thebarnbb.com
Konza Prairie Biological Station (Manhattan) Trails available, tours by appointment keep.konza.ksu.edu/visit
Guest Haus B&B (Manhattan) Gardens, ponds and wooded paths. Within a short drive to Tuttle Creek Lake www.kbba.com
Birdrunner Wildlife Refuge (Junction City) Guided tours or workshops, camp and hike on the prairie. Cabin for rent or bring a tent. www.prairie-heritage.org
Flagstop Resort & RV Park (Milford) Tent & RV camping, cabins and boat rentals at Milford Lake www.lasr.net/leisure/kansas/geary/flagstop.html
Chad Richardson's
Kansas Fishing Guide Service
Guided fishing trips on Milford Lake www.fish-kansas.com
Acorns Resort (Milford) Tent camping & luxury cabins, kayak rentals at Milford Lake www.acornsresortkansas.com
Sun Rock Ranch (Junction City) Working horse and cattle ranch. Rent a horse, or bring your own. Fishing, hiking, hayrides. www.guestranches.com/sunrock
Mill Creek Campground & RV Park (Paxico) Tubing, fishing, swimming, hiking. Camping and cabins too. www.millcreekcampground.com
Flying W Ranch (Chase County) Hiking, fishing, or horseback riding is available on this working ranch in Chase County with bunkhouse-style accommodations.  www.flinthillsflyingw.com
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (Cottonwood Falls) Ranger-guided bus tours and more. www.nps.gov/tapr
Camp Wood YMCA (Elmdale) Stone cabin accommodations. Will arrange horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, swimming or archery www.campwood.org
1874 Stonehouse B&B (Cottonwood Falls) Birding, walking trails through prairie along the Cottonwood River. Located near the Flint Hills Scenic Byway and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. http://www.bnblist.com/ks/stone
Country Boys Carriage and Prairie Adventures
(Matfield Green)
Narrated history tours from a covered wagon. Camp suppers. Day trips or overnight. www.kscoveredwagon.com
Gunn Park
(Fort Scott)
Two stocked ponds and the Marmaton River run through Gunn Park. Rent paddleboat and canoes in season. Pinic tables and shelters, RV hookups for camping Click here for web page
Old Miner's guest House (Pittsburg) Camp house near Mined Land Park. Beautiful lake, birdwatching, fishing, canoe trail. Paddle boat available www.apexcorp.com/~gplace/miner.html
Red Buffalo Ranch (Sedan) Accommodations and arrangements for chuck wagon suppers and wagon rides. Fishing, hike to waterfall www.theredbuffalo.com
Ike's General Store (Lake Melvern at Osage City) Located in Eisenhower State Park at Doud Campground, visitors can rent kayaks. You must have a way to transport them to the waters edge. 785-528-4102
Tuttle Creek Lake (Manhattan) Rent canoes in the River Pond area (785) 539-7941
1878 Historic Sage Inn (Topeka) Located on the Native Stone Scenic Byway. Biking, hiking, horseback riding, auto tours. www.historicsageinn.com
Happy Trails (Topeka) Guided horseback riding in the Flint Hills south of Topeka. www.happytrailrides.com
Friends of the Kaw (Northeast Kansas) Private and public float trips on the Kansas River. Sandbar seminars. www.kansasriver.org
Hollis Center (Edwardsville / KC) Cabins and camping, hiking www.holliscenter.org
Rock Springs 4-H Center (Junction City) Group camp provides horseback riding, canoeing, hiking. www.rocksprings.net
Timberhill Lodge (Cherryvale) Guest house near Big Hill Lake provides access to hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, horseback riding www.timberhilllodge.com
Blackhawk Horse Camp Campsites for equestrians provide access to the Blackhawk trails at Pomona Lake blackhawkhorsecamp.com
S&S Stables (Hillsdale) Trail rides, camping, and horse boarding www.ssstables.com
Up a Creek (Lawrence) Canoe and kayak rentals and float trip coordinators www.upacreek.biz
Lake Shawnee Marina (Topeka) Rents kayaks, canoes, paddle boats. Fishing, golf, swimming, tennis, picnic areas. Click here
(785) 267-2211
Matfield Station Great lodging for artist retreats, birdwatchers, hikers, trainwatchers and photographers. Built in 1924 by the Santa Fe Railroad, the bunkhouse is newly restored providing comfortable access to the Flint Hills. http://www.vrbo.com/362132

To be added or removed from this listing, please send company name and web address with a brief description to trailsofkansas@kc.rr.com.