Address 1: 4207 E. 56th
Open all Year: Yes
Full Hook: Yes
Sand Hills State Park, a 1,123 acre natural area, has been preserved for its sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. Popular activities at the park are hiking and horseback riding. Other activities include hunting, bird watching, wildflower walks, jogging and just simple relaxation in the country. There are 8 distinct trails within the park which are broken down into interpretive, hiking and horseback riding trails. There are 14 miles of trails which weave in between 10 to 40 feet high sand dunes, through grasslands and trees, and around ponds. Modern facilities are limited to two vault toilets.
We have construction under way for the new campground at Sand Hills State Park. It will be in construction for some time with a 10-acre pond going in and 50 campsites, some with corrals for horses. Road work will hopefully begin in 2009. Plans are in the works to add rental cabins at some point in the future also. Our patrons really seem to enjoy the horse trails, and we receive many calls asking when the campground will be done. We are doing things as the budget allows so patience is what we are asking for.
The Trails at Sand Hills are used quite often by groups of horseback riders and hikers that enjoy the rolling terrain, wildlife viewing, and scenery. The park patrons will notice a new bridge that was constructed over the winter.