• With Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park scheduled to be open this summer, KDWPT and the Nature Conservancy are exploring how to allow public access and also protect thesensitivegeologicalsite. (Record Photo)
  • Matt Bain, manager of the Smoky Valley Ranch, discusses some of the unique land and plant features that are part of Little Jerusalem during a tour of the site. (Record Photo)

Details still being worked out on access to Little Jerusalem

Now that Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park is the newest addition to the Kansas park system, the next big question is determining how to control access to the site.

Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, along with the Nature Conservancy, are trying to strike a balance between protecting Little Jerusalem’s fragile geological formations and also allowing the public to enjoy access to the park.

There will be a parking area for everyone who has a state park permit, or purchases a daily vehicle permit ($5). Everyone will also be able to enjoy two trails which are being developed.

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