Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway moves through radiant wetlands full of wildlife, prairie vistas with immense skies, and rural communities shaped by nature and the entrepreneurial spirit. Clouds of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes descend; and pelicans, Bald and Golden Eagles, shorebirds, ducks, and geese gracefully rest here, capturing the spirit of this byway.


Getting to the Byway:

Wichita, KS
* Take US-54/400 west to Pratt. * Get on US-281 and go north past St. John to 4th St. where the byway begins.

Navigating the Byway:
The byway begins in Barton County at the west junction of US-281 and Highway K-4 (five miles west of Hoisington, Kansas). * Go east on Highway K-4 for 15 miles. * Turn right (south) onto NE 100 Ave. and follow this road for four miles. * Turn right (southwesterly) onto Highway K-156 and follow this road for about six miles. * Turn left (east) onto NE 30 Rd and then make an immediate right (south) turn onto a blacktop road (NE 60 Ave./RS-980). * Stay on NE 60 Ave. for 17 1/2 miles until you reach NE 140th Street/RS-1484 in Stafford County. When you have traveled 10 of the 17 miles, you'll reach Stafford County where there is a correction line (the road will jog over 1/2 mile to the west and then back south). Don't change roads, but at the county line the road name changes to NE 40th Ave./RS-980 for the remaining seven miles. * Turn left (east) onto NE 140th Street/RS-1484 and follow for 12 miles (the last mile of the 12 miles is in Reno County and is called 95th Ave./RS-554). * Turn right (south) onto Raymond Rd/RS-506 and follow for seven miles. * Turn right (west) onto 4th Ave./NE 70th St/RS-636 and follow for 16 miles to the byway's end at the junction with US-281.

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