Birding

Blue Heron
McPherson Valley Wetlands
967 Mohawk Road, McPherson, KS 67460

The 4,455-acre wetland complex is ideal for viewing waterfowl, shorebirds and pheasants year round. Hunting is permitted during season. For more information, call 620.241.7669.


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
2565 Pueblo Road, Canton, KS 67428

Located six miles north of Canton, Kansas, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is home to elk, bison, birds and wildflowers. More than 100 species have been identified. Tram rides, horseback trails and an observation tower are available to the public. Fishing and camping are available at nearby McPherson State Fishing Lake.


Lakeside Park
511 N. Lakeside Drive, McPherson, KS 67460

Composed of 46 acres, Lakeside Park is one of the largest parks in McPherson and provides an event cabin, six (6) picnic shelters, three (3) playgrounds, a volleyball area, a frisbee golf course, fishing and restrooms. The Kids with Dreams Playground is dedicated to making the playground accessible to disabled children. Lakeside Park is home to many community activities including Movies in the Park, McPherson Festival of Cultures and All Schools Day May Fete. The August San Romani Band Shell is host to seasonal outdoor concerts.