Outdoors OutdoorsEvents: NatureEvents: Outdoors Wagner’s LodgesMLWA Units 7 & 8 (Whitmore Pits)Southwind Cycle and Outdoor Upcoming Events May 20 6:00 pm CDT Music on the Lake: Dustin Treiber May 27 6:00 pm CDT Music on the Lake: Todd East May 27 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT Outlaw Fuel Altereds! at Mo-Kan Dragway’s Memorial Weekend Classic View Calendar State Parks & Recreation Areas Bone Creek ReservoirA young body of water established in 1996. The reservoir is ideal for fishing, stocked with monster-size largemouth bass, catfish, walleye and crappie.Crawford State ParkA hidden gem for camping & recreation, located where rolling plains meet the Ozark foothills, this is one of the oldest state parks & man-made lakes in Kansas.MLWA Unit 1 (Fishing Lake)Popular easy to access fishing & picnicking spot. Five boat ramps. Adjacent to Bob Grant Bison Herd pen. Area donated by a mining company in 1926. Includes a 1950’s era picnic shelter.MLWA Unit 2, 3 & 4 – LitchfieldAccess via NW, NE & SE corners of S 260th St & E 570th (East of Pittsburg)MLWA Units 5 & 6 (Quail Farm)Access via KS-126 just west of 190th St; and, 560th Ave west of 200th St (West of Pittsburg)MLWA Units 7 & 8 (Whitmore Pits)Access via S 180th St just south of 540th Ave, both west and east side of road (Southwest of Pittsburg) Community Parks 23rd Street Bike ParkFormer mined area turned into outdoor recreation. Has a few miles of rolling single track trails, a mountain bike skills area, and a pump track.Albert Pouch ParkIn Cherokee. Includes a playground pavilion, and outdoor basketball courts.Arcadia City ParkIncludes playground, pavilion & basketball courts. CAUTION: Near railroad tracks.Arma City ParkIncludes playground, bocce, pavilion, wood carvings & veterans memorialCountryside ParkA small neighborhood park in Pittsburg. Includes a playground & pavilion.Deramus ParkIn Pittsburg. Includes playground, pavilion, baseball field & basketball court.Europe ParkIn Downtown Pittsburg. Tables, chairs, unique water feature. Outdoor music performances typically held during downtown events.Franklin Community ParkIncludes playground, restrooms, pavilion & paved walking area. On old Jefferson Highway and adjacent to historical sidewalk connecting two communities.Freddy Gobl Jr Memorial Children’s ParkIncludes vintage playground equipment, Biba Playground, pavilion & outdoor basketball court.Frontenac City Park LakeThree strip pit lakes sit on five acres in this quiet, off the beaten path park ideal for fishing, bird watching and picnics.Hepler City ParkIncludes playground, restroom, basketball court. Adjacent to Hepler Ruritan Rodeo Arena, & Hepler Community Center & Library.Immigrant Park muralTells the story of the immigrants who settled in Southeast Kansas and shows what the immediate area looked like at the turn of the century.Joe Caputo Hookie ParkBall fields, restrooms, fishing, swimming pool. Arma City Lake: Best approach to Arma City Lake is from East Center Street.Katherine’s PlaygroundA universally accessible, uninhibited playground for children of all ages and abilities are free to play.Kiwanis ParkIn Pittsburg near PSU campus. Includes playground, pavilion & restrooms. Known by many locally as “The Barney Park” due to a large purple dinosaur slide.Lakeside ParkIn Pittsburg. Playter’s Lake has been used for recreational purposes since 1901 when the slate dump from a mine was used to create a dam. A city park since 1920.Maggie Grebe Memorial ParkIn Opolis between Pittsburg & Joplin. Pavilion, playground, several permanent picnic tables. Along old Jefferson Highway and Frontier Military Road.McCune City ParkPlayground, restrooms, pavilion. In the shadows of the local farmers coop grain bins, and a 1914 traditional tin-can style water tower. Great for photos.Mulberry City ParkBallfield, fishing, RVPaul B Leffler Rotary Club ParkIn Pittsburg. Includes playground, pavilion, grill, restroom, small basketball court & small sports field with backstop. Named after a local Rotarian.Ronald O Thomas Dog ParkIn Pittsburg’s Schlanger Park. Opened in 2018, this fenced pet playground provides more than 26,000 square feet of play space, featuring two separate areas for small and large dogs.Schlanger ParkADA accessible playground, 2 pavilions, skate park, restrooms, sand volleyball, Schlanger Kiddie Pool, 18-hole disc golf course, dog park.Sunflower Kiwanis ParkA small neighborhood park in Pittsburg. Includes playground & pavilion.Walnut City Library ParkPlayground from an old school is still maintained with vintage merry-go-round, monkey bars, slide, etc. Behind Walnut library.Shaded playground and picnic area.Watco Trailhead Park0.5 mile paved trail that connects Trail Head Park in Downtown Pittsburg to the southwest at Paul B Leffler Rotary Park. Nice to sit and rest: pergola, benches, landscaped.Wilderness ParkBeginner friendly. 4+ miles of trails. A canopy of trees hides a gravel twisty dirt single track, double track fire roads & some exhilarating sheer drop-offs.Winston ParkIn Girard. Includes playground, learning trail, pavilions & swimming pool. Fishing Spots Frontenac City Park LakeThree strip pit lakes sit on five acres in this quiet, off the beaten path park ideal for fishing, bird watching and picnics.Joe Caputo Hookie ParkBall fields, restrooms, fishing, swimming pool. Arma City Lake: Best approach to Arma City Lake is from East Center Street.Lakeside ParkIn Pittsburg. Playter’s Lake has been used for recreational purposes since 1901 when the slate dump from a mine was used to create a dam. A city park since 1920.Mulberry City ParkBallfield, fishing, RVWilderness ParkFour pits for fishing easily accessible. Former mined land area returned to nature. Outdoor Outfitters Albers MarineNew Nitro, Tracker, SunTracker, Tahoe boats. Tracker off-road utility vehicles. Fishing tackle & live bait. An outdoor show is also held at end of January.Border Line OutfittersFormerly known as StateLine Trophy Hunters. Outfitter/guide service located on the border of Kansas & Missouri, featuring whitetail deer & turkey hunting.Hickory Creek OutfitterWith over 14,000 acres, hunt whitetail deer, Eastern & Rio-Cross turkey hunts, late season waterfowl, and dove. Multiple lodges available.John’s Sport CenterOpen since 1955 but a new shopping experience for most. One destination for archery, firearms, fishing & hunting. Sitka clothing distributor for 15+ years.K&K OutfittersFully guided whitetail, turkey, predator, and waterfowl hunts. Also provide summer fishing trips. Lodge and meals available.Kansas Outfitters, Inc & Claythorne LodgeClay shooting on 4 European courses, 5 stand. Lodging, guided hunts & fishing. Premier resort that’s hosted several prestigious NSCA sanctioned shoots.Oak Valley Outfitters LLCSeasonal adventures. Turkey season is April-May. Deer & elk season is September-December. Hunts booked year round for future seasons.Running Rooster Hunting ResortDeer, Hunting, Hunting Dogs, Hunting Guides, In-Room Internet, Kennelling, Processing, Turkey, Upland Birds.Show Me Birds Hunting Resort, LLCOffers guided field hunts, European Hunts, Waterfowl hunts, a Skeet Range and fishing opportunities.Southwind Cycle and OutdoorYour source for outdoor adventure in Southeast KansasT&C Hunt Club7,500 acres of highly maintained wildlife habitat, offering upland bird (pheasant and chukar), waterfowl, whitetail deer, and turkey hunting.Wagner’s LodgesOpen year round. Multiple lodges available. Trails 23rd Street Bike ParkFormer mined area turned into outdoor recreation. Has a few miles of rolling single track trails, a mountain bike skills area, and a pump track.Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Memorial TrailIn Crawford State Park. This 0.25 mile self guided interpretive trail about the builders of the dam is ADA accessible. Includes a statue of a Civilian Conservation Corps worker.Deer Run Nature TrailIn Crawford State Park. This hardened 0.75 mile, self-guided nature walking trail with interpretive signs is ADA accessible. Local plants seen varies depending on the time of year.Spider Leg Bridge TrailIn Crawford State Park. This 0.5 mile walking trail is ADA accessible and path takes hikers by the remains of a 19th century military outpost, and a closed-spandrel arch bridge.Watco Trailhead Park0.5 mile paved trail that connects Trail Head Park in Downtown Pittsburg to the southwest at Paul B Leffler Rotary Park. Nice to sit and rest: pergola, benches, landscaped.Wilderness ParkBeginner friendly. 4+ miles of trails. A canopy of trees hides a gravel twisty dirt single track, double track fire roads & some exhilarating sheer drop-offs.