Marquette, Kansas: Mushroom Rock State Park

On the plains of Kansas, a natural cement process fused together sandstone and sedimentary rock into mushroom shapes. Appreciated by anyone who visits rocks only when they look like something else.
Address:
Ave. K/Horsethief Rd, Marquette, KS
Directions:
Two miles south off US Hwy 140, or west off 141 between Hwys 4 and 140, north of Kanopolis State Park. Sign posted for turns.
Phone:
785-546-2565
Admission:
Free.
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Among the mushroom rocks.

Mushroom Rock State Park

Mushroom Rock State Park is a cool place to stop and stretch your legs. Great photo ops -- bring your selfie stick!

[Amanda Hoernicke, 07/12/2019]
Mushroom Rock State Park

Don't go after the rain with a trailer. It's a dirt road and the mud is really soft. Even with our Ford F-150 we were getting stuck, but miraculously managed to back up out of there.

[Jacob, 04/20/2016]

Mushroom rock.

Mushroom Rock State Park

Not so much a park as a little pullout by the road, but definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. There are two mushroom rocks, one on either side of the road. As mentioned by an earlier tipster, the rocks are covered with carved initials and names.

[Jeanie, 07/30/2014]

Mushroom rock.

Mushroom Rock State Park

There are actually two mushroom rocks at this location. Very picturesque. If you want to be able to get on top of a mushroom rock for a prime photo op, bring a ladder. Or you could do what we did, and pull your car up underneath the mushroom and get on top of it by standing on the roof of your car.

[Naomi Haverland, 11/24/2012]

Mushroom rocks.

Mushroom Rock State Park

Surely this is one of the smallest state parks in the country - just a spot along the road really; not even a parking lot. Near historic Smoky Hill Wagon Trail, these formations served as a landmark and meeting place to both pioneers and Native Americans. Though clearly a detriment to the rocks' support, over a century's worth of traveler's names are carved into the soft rock pedestals.

[Hardy, 06/03/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Kansas Motorcycle MuseumKansas Motorcycle Museum, Marquette, KS - 16 mi.
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In the region:
Grassroots Art Center, Lucas, KS - 36 mi.

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