Discover Forests in Kansas
There are 5.2 million acres of forests, woodlands, and trees in Kansas that occupy 10 percent of the state’s total land area. These forests resources can be described as rural forests (2.2 million acres), agroforests (2 million acres of windbreaks, shelterbelts, streamside forests and fence rows), and community forests (1 million acres).
Ninety-five percent of the State’s rural forest is privately owned. The remaining five percent is under the ownership and control of public agencies such as the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Department of Defense and Corp of Engineers. Below are links to several parks, arboretums, trails and wildlife refuges in Kansas. Make sure to research rules, regulations and visiting hours before planning a trip to any of these locations. Not all locations are fully open to the public.
To view additional arboretums in Kansas, follow this link to view our map! On the left side of the map add the 'Community Forestry' layer and select 'Arboretums.'