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Mushroom Rock State Park
Type State Park of Kansas
Location Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA
38°43′14″N 98°01′38″W / 38.72056°N 98.02722°W / 38.72056; -98.02722Coordinates: 38°43′14″N 98°01′38″W / 38.72056°N 98.02722°W / 38.72056; -98.02722
Size 5 acres (0.020 km2)
Opened April 25, 1965 (April 25, 1965)
Operated by Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Status Open to public
Website KDWP Website

Mushroom Rock State Park contains pedestal or mushroom rock formations in the Smoky Hills region of Kansas. They were formed by a process of nonuniform erosion and weathering. A hard mass of Dakota Sandstone resists erosion while an underlying softer stone weathers away forming a pedestal. There are two mushrooms and a giant shoe rock, as well as numerous other rock formations in the park. The 5-acre (20,000 m2) park is located near Salina, Kansas, just south of I-70.


  1. ^ Darton, N.H. 1916. Guidebook of the Western United States: Part C - The Santa Fe Route, With a Side Trip to Grand Canyon of the Colorado. U.S. Geological Survey. Bulletin 613, 194 pp. (See Plate 3-A)

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