Chaplin Nature Center

Located near Arkansas City, KS, Chaplin Nature Center is owned and operated by the Wichita Audubon Society. The trails are open to the public at NO CHARGE from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.

Visitor Center


The Visitor Center is open 9 am – 5 pm Friday –  Tuesday year round. It is closed Wednesday and Thursday and holidays.

The Visitor Center is available for rental by reservation year round. For more information call Elizabeth Walker, Director, at 620-442-4133, or email

Chaplin Nature Center is not a rehabilitation facility. We cannot take orphaned or injured wildlife. Please refer to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website for a list of current rehabilitators.


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Programs are available at no cost, on and off-site, for children and adults.
Contact the Director for details: Elizabeth Walker, 620-442-4133 or email
Chaplin Nature Center also holds public programs throughout the year, as well as programs for home school children.

Getting to CNC


Address: 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS 67005

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Rules for visitors

Please be considerate by:

Other Rules