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Mushroom Rock State Park

Ave K, Marquette, Kansas 67464 USA

Free to Visit
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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“Native Americans & pioneer graffiti”

About 20 miles SW of Salina, Kansas off Highway 140 is Kansas' smallest state park - Mushroom Rock State Park. The 5 acre park is about 2 miles south of the highway on dirt roads that can be very bad after a rain. The park is surrounded by farms and you can usually hear cattle lowing nearby.

It has Dakota sandstone concretions much like Rock City, but here most are not nearly as exposed. There could be a great many concretions at this park, but almost all are still covered by the surrounding soil and only a portion is seen. The underlying rock is softer sandstone and is eroding away, but some of it still remains and has been supporting three of the rocks for many years. 

The resulting combination of rocks have a mushroom shape. The unusual shapes caught the imaginations of the Native Americans and pioneers, some of whom have left graffiti in the limestone and sandstone.

There are Picnic tables and a rough toilet.

This may be the smallest state park in Kansas, but I think it is also one of the coolest!

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  • 2 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 29, 2015

Pretty nice side trip to help break up the monotony of Kansas. If you're lucky you'll see a B-1 Bomber from nearby McConnell AFB fly over. The kids really enjoyed it too. Restrooms are available, but no potable water.

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Michelle Clark-Conley

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  • 3 Helpful
July 29, 2015
Rated 3.0

We stopped here on our way from Fruita, CO to Eureka Springs, AR. As far as I could tell this was really the only cool natural feature to stop and see through this part of the country. Worth the detour, also cool just to see the rural country side. Great place to stop for a picnic lunch and a dog walk.

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October 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

My family really enjoyed our stop here in the morning (after staying the night in Salida). It was a great way to start the day because the scenery gets pretty monotonous afterwards.

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September 27, 2017
Rated 5.0

What a blast! Keep in mind it's a notable detour, but well worth it. While running around we had the entire area to ourselves. There are restrooms, and plenty of photo opportunities.

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July 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

All I could think about was Mario Bros. I thought this was an amazing tiny park to see. These clever little stops make road trips much more fun exciting. If you have kids, they will love it. If you don't have kids, like me, you will climb these like a kid (like me).

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Lauren Donlon

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April 20, 2017
Rated 5.0

It was such a great place to stop and rest, I loved it so much!

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March 04, 2017
Rated 2.0

I think I was expecting more from a state park. Five acres with two interesting rock formations. I could've skipped this stop and been fine with it.

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September 16, 2016
Rated 4.0

Pretty cool. The whole park is only about 4 acres, but it is very unique. If you're in that area of kansas. Stop by!

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September 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

The rocks are super cool and you can climb some of them. Great stop to stretch your legs. The scenic route is gorgeous as well.

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April 03, 2016
Rated 3.0

A little out of the way, but still kind of cool. If you're deciding between here and Rock City, we recommend Rock City. Dirt roads all of the way there, but it was a nice break from 70. No cost and you can get a cool photo without walking far from where you park.

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Mushroom Rock State Park

Ave K
Marquette, Kansas
67464 USA

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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