Kansas, Lake Kanopolis State Park, and Fort Harker

Dates:     
May 13 to
May 15, 2021

Mileage:    
12,738

Location:    
Lake Kanopolis State Park
Salina KS

We continued our string of state parks with Kanopolis State Park in Kansas, the oldest lake and park in the state.

I can count on Elizabeth to find some out-of-the-way spots. Even though we were there for only two nights, we went to Eureka to find a store, to Ellsworth to eat at the Provender Kitchen and Bar, and then to Kanopolis to see the Fort Harker Museum.

The Fort Harker Museum was fascinating with a little different twist, as the docent was heavily involved in historic re-enactment as well as with every aspect of the fort restoration.

Of course, we took the K9s on walks around the park. On the way in, we noticed the fence posts made of stone, and we also noticed that all the farmers and ranchers used tires for the POSTED signs. Most of the ranches had corrals in the fence corners, we love to note the regional customs. We’re also always on the lookout for quilt blocks.

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