Scott State Park located long Lake Scott in beautiful Ladder Creek Canyon is one of Kansas’ biggest tourist attractions. It is listed in the National Geographic Traveler as being among the top fifty state parks in the entire United States of America. Being so close to the waterways, this makes the park a popular destination for tourists and fishermen alike. It can be reached by car quite easily. From U.S. 83, visitors can travel approximately 10 miles north to the junction with K-95 which should be taken, and where the park is located 3 miles north.
There are a great variety of things to see and do here, as the area is home to many different species of flora and fauna indigenous to the landscape. The park is approximately 1120 acres in size, carved out of a canyon over the years by the Ladder Creek. For wildlife observers, this is one of the top 50 favorite natural sites in the country. The sparkling waters of Big Springs and Barrel Springs have provided the life giving liquid to the ecosystem existing here for well over 1000 years. The cool water flows at an astounding rate of 400 gallons per minute and is home to Rainbow Trout which was introduced to the area a while back.