Atchison is the quintessential Missouri River town with the majestic body of water running alongside our beautiful riverfront. Lakes abound with fishing and the parks system hosts incredible views from the bluffs with numerous amenities.

This one-acre portrait was created by famed Kansas artist Stan Herd in 1997. It lies on a hillside overlooking Warnock Lake and is composed of permanent plantings, stone and other […]

The ATCO Bike Share is FREE and available to all residents, students, families and visitors of Atchison County! All are encouraged to join in on the fun. Hubs located at […]


A beautiful, recently updated trail that meanders along the Missouri River.

The lake covers approximately 66 acres and has extensive shallow water in the west end. The rest of the lake in characterized by flats on the northwest side and gradual […]

Nice park. Kids enjoyed basketball court & playground. Clean pavilion for picnicking. Nice trail into the woods with a beautiful peaceful brook behind the park.

Camping Grounds: (Atchison, KS & Rushville, MO) Warnock Lake – 913-367-5500 State Lake – 913-367-7811 Sugar Lake/Lewis & Clark State Park – 816-579-5564 or 800-334-6946 Covenant Cover RV Resort – […]

The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway gets its name from the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys carved by ancient glaciers. The receding ice left behind a beautiful landscape and highly fertile farmland. […]

This ten-mile hiking/biking trail connects downtown Atchison with Independence Creek and the historic area where the Lewis and Clark expedition camped on July 4, 1804. The trail head includes a […]

This is a very nice park. It is at the end of the Riverwalk and has a nice playground and splash park, lots of parking and shade. It is very […]

The International Forest of Friendship is an arboretum and memorial forest beside Lake Warnock in Atchison, Kansas. A life-size bronze statue of Amelia Earhart gazes over the International Forest of […]