Rock Springs offers a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities. Scheduled activities feature qualified instructors who cover both safety and technique. In addition, a selection of sports equipment is available for independent activities. Self-guided tours and nature walks can be taken on trails throughout the grounds. Please ask for a map during your visit for specific directions to our various trails.
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Several historic Rock Springs buildings are available for viewing from various walking paths. The trademark building of our facility is a white Ranch House, located near the mouth of the spring. Complete with a functioning water wheel made out of a tractor hub, this location provides a scenic photo opportunity for your group. While visiting the Ranch House, stop by our spring filled trout pond and feed the fish! The spring water stays a cool 54 degrees Fahrenheit, so trout are available for viewing and feeding year-round.
Green Valley Country School, built in 1887, sits atop a hill at the northeast end of camp. This one-room school house and its furnishings were moved to Rock Springs from Marshall County, Kansas.
Parallel Country Church was built in 1885 and is located just north of Green Valley Country School. The church was moved to Rock Springs from its original location in Clay County, Kansas.
The Mear's Draft-Horse Barn was built in the 1800's and its original location was Mitchell County, Kansas. This 12-stall horse barn is located just southeast of Christy Stables, the barn actively used for trail rides at Rock Springs.
Rock Springs has many natural, outdoor nature trails. While you're here, take a relaxing quiet stroll through natural prairies, wildflowers and woods. Walking paths include the Dorothy Griffin Akin Wildflower Walk, Flint Hills Forest Trail, Sunflower Walking Trail and the handicap-accessible Texaco Nature Trail.Memorial trees throughout Rock Springs are labeled by donor and specimen. These trees create a living memorial to friends of Rock Springs and provide beautiful foliage year-round.