You have to pay to get into Clinton State Park. At this time, there are no facilities or restrooms open. There are no courtesy docks; they have been pulled out of the water. The fish cleaning stations are closed. So, why do we still have to pay to get into the state park when all of the facilities that were available are now closed?
According to Kathy Pritchett, program services administrator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Operations Office, said the entrance fee is mandated by law. The fee is enforced year-round at all state parks. Pritchett said that only the facilities where park staff are unable to keep the water from freezing are closed. Campgrounds, boat ramps, some restrooms, and other facilities are still open and available.