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Address: 242 East Highway 56, Elkhart, KS 67950-5109
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Situated at the southwestern corner of Kansas, the Cimarron National...

Situated at the southwestern corner of Kansas, the Cimarron National Grasslands is nearly 110,000 acres of flat, impressive terrain with low vegetative growth. Its ancient Point of Rocks offers spectacular views, and the underground Cimarron River affords lush greenery above a dry riverbed.

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Cimarron National Grasslands takes a special kind of understanding. It is not lush. It is remote. The wind tends to blow. Summer can be incredibly hot, winter dangerously... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Henry A
Hays, Kansas
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Hays, Kansas
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Cimarron National Grasslands takes a special kind of understanding. It is not lush. It is remote. The wind tends to blow. Summer can be incredibly hot, winter dangerously cold. Dust storms, hailstorms, lightning, tornadoes, and blizzards come and go. The roads are not always comfortable to drive. There are no beautiful mountains, hills, or rock structures. There is no gift... More 

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Creede, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

There is almost no public land in Kansas. Here in the SW part of the state is the only large piece of public land. It has lovely prairie grasses that extend as far as the eye can see. The river bottom is covered in trees and thick grass. This is a great place to go to see the high plains... More 

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My hunting partners and I camped 4 nights at this hidden gem of a campground. It offers 12 back-in sites with some deep enough to accommodate a 30' RV and truck. Each site has a tent pad, gravel parking area, picnic table, and fire ring. The campground offers modern pit toilets and 2 water hydrants with screw on threads for... More 

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Liberal, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My kids and I was very surprised by this park. We was expecting just flat land but there's rolling hills and cliffs. The hike at the point of rocks was not to hard and gives you a great view from the bottom. I recommend Cimarron national grasslands if your close to Elkhart kansas.

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Amarillo, TX
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We live in Amarillo and decided to take a little road trip while my dad was in town. It's about 2.5 hrs from Amarillo. Apparently this year it is really green up there. We ran into a local at the small pond and he said it is usually dry and yellow and hot. But the wildflowers!!! Holy cow!!! We loved... More 

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Dodge City, Kansas
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Good stop for some great western Kansas views. I suggest making the trek over to the Point of Rocks, but if time is short the Cimarron River Overlook is still a great place to take in the scenery. The trip is a quick 10-15 minute drive north of Elkhart on State Highway 27 just past the Cimarron River.

Thank iroamaround67801
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

I can understand the logic in why the area became the National Grasslands - it should never have been anything else in the first place. As far as something worth very much time to visit... not so much. The area is very poorly maintained! Don't even think about trying the roads if there has been any rain recently! The roads... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

We were driving back to Chicago form California and this was on the route. We stopped in Elkhart to ask directions and the ranger was very friendly and genuinely surprised that tourists were interested in going there! We did part of the driving tour, stopping to look at Santa Fe trail tracks and a few other sights. It was beautiful... More 

Thank Maria M
flushing, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Thanks to a wet winter & even wetter spring and decades of conservation, we have these beautiful grasslands to {hopefully} prevent another Dust Bowl in this country. Driving for seemingly forever in the waving fields is so peaceful.

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This was our most favorite stay-over of our three week camping trip. It is quite remote with nothing around for miles. We were there in late June when the sunflowers were all in bloom on the prairie and the stars were unobscured by the light of the moon. There was one other couple in the campground, so it was incredibly... More 

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