Kansas Outdoor Events


01/20/2017

Applications Due for 2017 Seasonal Lottery Draw

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Applications Due fo 2017 Seaosnal Lottery Draw

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785 246 3449

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Seasonal, (aka Summer Long-term) Site Applications for DUE by 4:00 P.M. for Camping Lottery Draw at the Perry State Park Office.  Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Friday, January 20, 2017. (Postmarked, hand delivered, or emailed no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 20, 2017). The drawing will be held Friday Jan 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The drawing is open to public. If interested or for questions regarding the seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information or email us at


01/19/2017

Johnson Co. - Olathe THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 01/19/17 - 01/21/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open online at safehunters.com starting Dec 20, 2016.


01/18/2017

Leavenworth Co. - Basehor THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Basehor Community Library

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 01/18/17 - 01/21/17

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration is available online at www.safehunters.com.

Class will be held 5:30PM-9:00PM Thursday and 9:00AM-5:00PM Saturday. You must attend both classes to be certified. You must also be on time, if you are late you may not be allowed to attend. We will break for lunch on Saturday at Noon.   


01/27/2017

SEASONAL LOTTERY DRAW 2017

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Seasonal (aka Summer Long-term) Camping Lottery Draw

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785 246 3449

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Other Information:

Seasonal, (aka Summer Long-term) Site Applications for the Camping Lottery Draw are available to pick up at the Perry State Park Office.  Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Friday, January 20, 2017. (Postmarked, hand delivered, or emailed no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 20, 2017). The drawing will be held Friday Jan 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The drawing is open to public. If interested or for questions regarding the seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information or email us at perrysp@ksoutdoors.com.


01/31/2017

Cedar Bluff Office Closed- Staff Training

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Office Closure

Dates: 01/31/17 - 02/02/17

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

The office will be closed for staff training.


OFFICE CLOSED - Staff Training

Location: Perry State Park Office

Type: Office closed all day

Dates: 01/31/17 - 02/03/17

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or through the more than 600 license vendors across the state.  Park daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office. Reservations can be made online at reserveamerica.com


02/09/2017

Discussion Forum Exploring Reservoir Health in Kansas

Location: Scanolli's, 306 Dogwood, Wakefield, KS

Type: Community Event

Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017

Contact: Melissa Arthur, KACEE

Phone No: 785-597-5452

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Please come for a light supper and participate in a discussion exploring the health and future of Kansas Reservoirs, with a local focus on Milford Lake. This is an opportunity for Milford Lake area communities to engage in facilitated community dialogue to:

  • Increase shared understanding of the issues impacting our reservoirs ~
  • Explore possible solutions and examine drawbacks to a variety of actions ~
  • Discover common ground for community decision making ~

This event is free and open to the public ~ Reservations requested by February 1

No prior experience or expertise with reservoir health required

Sponsored by:

  • Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE)
  • K-State Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy
  • Milford Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy (WRAPS)
  • Clay County Conservation District
  • The Kettering Foundation

About the Environmental Issues Forums

EIF is modeled on the National Issues Forums http://www.nifi.org/ a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public issues forums. NIF and EIF are rooted in the simple notion that democracy requires an ongoing deliberative public dialogue. People need to come together to reason and talk, to deliberate about common problems. 

Understand together. Decide together. Act together.

For more information about EIF, please visit http://naaee.org/eif.


02/08/2017

Cedar Bluff Office Closed- Staff Training

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Office Closure

Dates: 02/08/17 - 02/09/17

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

The office will be closed for staff training.


02/07/2017

OFFICE CLOSED - Staff Training

Location: Perry State Park Office

Type: Office closed all day

Dates: 02/07/17 - 02/10/17

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or through the more than 600 license vendors across the state.  Park daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office. Reservations can be made online at reserveamerica.com


02/11/2017

Reno Co. - Hutchinson

Location: Central Kansas Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com. 


02/16/2017

Johnson Co. - Olathe THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/16/17 - 02/18/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will be available online at safehunters.com starting Jan 17, 2017.


02/18/2017

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration opens December 5, 2016. Class will start promptly at 9am and won't dismiss until after 5pm.

Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee KS 913-631-5200. To meet state requirements this online class is designed to allow the qualified participant to complete the chapters and quizzes online. Visit www.ksoutdoors.com to complete the internet portion of the class. Students must print off Field Day Qualifier Exam certificate and bring it to the class. Participants must also successfully pass a quiz at the beginning of the in-classroom portion in order to continue with the instructional class where there will be a demonstration and a final written test. Enroll now, classes fill up quick! $15 fee required.


02/16/2017

Leavenworth Co. - Basehor

Location: Basehor Community Library

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/16/17 - 02/18/17

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will be available online at www.safehunters.com on January 17.

Class will be held 5:30PM-9:00PM Thursday and 9:00AM-5:00PM Saturday. You must attend both classes to be certified. You must also be on time, if you are late you may not be allowed to attend. We will break for lunch on Saturday at Noon. 


02/18/2017

McPherson Co. - McPherson

Location: McPherson Valley Uplands Education Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will be available online at safehunters.com. 

Students with questions an email any of the following: 

Richard Miller 620-245-2535 (Mobile) Email: richardm@mcpcity.com
Floyd Pearson 620-755-6394 (Mobile) floyd.pearson@gmail.com


02/07/2017

Montgomery Co. - Liberty

Location: Liberty Methodist Church

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Dates: 02/07/17 - 02/18/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com.

Classroom will be held at the United Methodist Church in Liberty on Feb 7. Field day will be Feb 18 at the Independence Gun Club.


02/24/2017

Sedgwick Co. - Wichita

Location: Great Plains Nature Center

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/24/17 - 02/25/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Class will be held Feb 24 from 6-9pm and Feb 25 from 8-5. Registration and additional information can be found online at safehunters.com.


02/25/2017

Hamilton Co. - Syracuse

Location: Tamarisk Golf Course

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Contact: Mike Lewis

Phone No: 620-373-2106

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Field day and testing session will be Feb 25 from 9am to 4:30 Mountain Time.

Students can call Mike or email river@pld.com.


Kansas Dept Wildlife, Parks and Toursim

Location: Manhattan, KS

Type: FishKS Angler Instructor Certification Class

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

To register please visit http://www.fishingsfuture.org/content/kdwpt-angler-certification-class

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in conjunction with Fishing’s Future, will host an Angler Education Instructor Certification course at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, February 25th, 2017. The class will be held in Throckmorton Hall, Room 1014.  Anglers aspiring to teach fishing techniques to youth, families, and students in Kansas are encouraged to attend. The class will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to attend; however, class size is limited, so don't wait too long. Registration will open the first week of December, 2016. You must be 18 to become a Certified Angler Educator.  

Youths between the ages of 12 and 17 may also attend and receive an Junior Ambassador Certificate. They will need to have a parent/guardian present to sign the release form.  If a parent/guardian is unable to attend please contact Stuart Scott at stuart.scott@fishingsfuture.org and he will email you the form so it can be signed in advance and brought to the class.

Apart from becoming a certified angler education instructor, attendees will also be given valuable information regarding working with children, sample curriculums, and tips for preparing a class or clinic. Other subjects covered in the class include current fishing regulations, species identification, fishing ethics, equipment, knot-tying, casting, fish habitat, aquatic nuisance species, and conservation practices.

We also ask that all candidates visit the KDWPT website and complete their online course and receive their Aquatic Nuisance Species Card. Click on the following link: http://ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Aquatic-Nuisance-Species/Aquatic-Nuisance-...

For more information, contact Fishing’s Future Kansas Coordinator, Bill Horvath @ billh@fishingsfuture.org

No Food or Beverages are allowed in Throckmorton lecture hall where the class is being taught.

 

1712 Claflin Rd,Manhattan,KS,66506Contact Person(s): Bill Horvath


Cowley Co. - Winfield

Location: Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/25/17 - 02/26/17

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com. 

Class will be held Feb 25 from 8-5 and Feb 26 from 1-5.


Sumner Co. - Wellington

Location: Wellington High School

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/25/17 - 02/26/17

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com. 

Class will be held Feb 25 from 8-5 and Feb 26 from 1-5.


03/03/2017

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Godfrey's Indoor Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/03/17 - 03/04/17

Contact: Godfrey's

Phone No: 785-238-0094


03/17/2017

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration opens December 5, 2016. Class will start promptly at 9am and won't dismiss until after 5pm.

Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee KS 913-631-5200. To meet state requirements this online class is designed to allow the qualified participant to complete the chapters and quizzes online. Visit www.ksoutdoors.com to complete the internet portion of the class. Students must print off Field Day Qualifier Exam certificate and bring it to the class. Participants must also successfully pass a quiz at the beginning of the in-classroom portion in order to continue with the instructional class where there will be a demonstration and a final written test. Enroll now, classes fill up quick! $15 fee required.


03/18/2017

Butler Co. - Augusta THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: FTAC Academy, LLC

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/18/17 - 03/19/17

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com.


03/23/2017

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/23/17 - 03/25/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will be available online at safehunters.com starting Feb. 21, 2017.


03/25/2017

Barton Co. - Great Bend

Location: City of Great Bend Police Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com. Registration will open online on Jan 24.


Scott Co. - Scott City

Location: William-Carpenter 4H Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com. Registration does not open until Jan 24.


Greenwood Co. - Eureka

Location: Christian Hills Church Camp

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/25/17 - 03/26/17

Contact: Gun Powder and Lead

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Students must register is person at Gun Powder and Lead, 206 E River, Eureka. 

Class will be March 25, 8-5 and March 26, 8-2.


04/09/2017

East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Melvern Reservoir

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Contact: Brian Keeney

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

For more information, go to: eastksbassmasters.com


04/20/2017

Earth Day/OK Kids Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park - Toronto Point

Type: Area School Event

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Earth day event held especially for area schools. The students will enjoy Kansas Wildlife, Archery, Shelter Building, and more. Event sponsored by the OK Kids program presented by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation.


Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 04/20/17 - 04/22/17

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will be available online at safehunters.com beginning March 21, 2017.


04/22/2017

Kids Fishing Derby with the Clinton State Parks Fishing’s Future Chapter

Location: Lake Henry

Type: Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Phone No: 7858428562

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Location: Clinton State Park, Lake Henry

FEE: $5.00 Daily Vehicle Permit

 

KDWPT/ Clinton State Park chapter of Fishing’s Future will host a Kid’s Fishing Derby on April 22, 2017 at Lake Henry.   Children up to age 15 are invited to bring their poles (or one will be provided). Everything else needed to catch fish will be provided, to include assistance from local anglers.  We’ll give you instruction, supplies and bait.  We’ll let you enjoy fishing with your little angler.  If you need help we’ll be there! 

Registration will open at 9:00 AM, and the derby will run from 10:00 to 11:30.

 

There will be games, contests and prizes for all registered kids after the derby. Please Call the Clinton State Park Office @ 785-842-8562 to Pre-Register.

Lake Henry is a 3 acre stocked pond within the state park.   After purchasing your vehicle permit you’ll take a Left and Park in a field on the East side of the road.  You’ll then walk across the road to the Lake Henry paved road.   Take the short hike and we’ll see you at the registration tent set up on the South side. 

We’ll see you out there!   


05/06/2017

OK Kids Day

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Kids Outdoor Day

Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Outdoor Kansas Kids Day - sponsored by Kansas Wildscape Foundation, featuring their WildLifer Challenge!  Kids meet and begin the morning at 8am with a fishing derby at the kids pond.  Then meet back in Fredonia Bay for skeet shoot and archery.  A hot dog lunch and prizes will be given.  Bring the kids out for this fun outdoor Kansas kids day!


East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Hillsdale Reservoir

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017

Contact: Brian Keeney

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

For more information, go to: eastksbassmasters.com


Let's Camp America- Cedar Bluff

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Camping

Date: Saturday, May 06, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Let's Camp America... Starting with Cedar Bluff State Park!  Free Vehicle Entry all day.  Camping fees still apply.  We are busy planning some special activities and will update as soon as we know more.  We look forward to having you here!


05/20/2017

East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Bone Creek Lake

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Contact: Brian Keeney

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

For more information, go to: eastksbassmasters.com


Cedar Bluff Cruse-in Car Show

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Car Show

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


05/19/2017

NATRC Competitive Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Horse Trails/Campground

Type: Comptetitive Trail Ride

Dates: 05/19/17 - 05/21/17

Contact: www.natrcregion6.org

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


05/27/2017

Jr Camper's Club

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


06/03/2017

13th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Contact: Scott Waters

Phone No: 785-545-3345

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Youth Fishing Tournament! Along with OK Kids - prizes for every participant!!


National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking or mountain biking one of seven trails at Fall River. Or check out the new Badger Creek Trail just recently completed by the Kansas Trails Council, it's connected to our Bluestem Trail located in the Quarry Bay Area. Insect repellent, water, and sunscreen are recommended. Check with the office for a guided hike.


National Trails Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Celebrating National Trails Day! Cross Timbers has six trails for you to enjoy nearly 15 miles total. Check with the office for special guided hikes.


Free Fishing Weekend

Location: Statewide

Type: Statewide Free Fishing

Dates: 06/03/17 - 06/04/17

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

An adventure, Give it a Try!


Free Fishing Weekend

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Fishing

Dates: 06/03/17 - 06/04/17

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

No Fishing Licence required.  Come to Cedar Bluff to get some bites!  Vehicle permits and camping fees still apply.


06/10/2017

OK Kids Day

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Come for a free day of great activities!  Fishing Tournament, Target Shooting and more!  We will have prizes and a free hot dog lunch.  You won't want to miss this!


06/11/2017

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Kids Fishing Clinic. Ages 7-15. No fishing license required. Pre-Registration at the State Park Office no later than Thursday, June 8th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.


East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: La Cygne Reservoir

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Contact: Brian Keeney

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For more information, go to: eastksbassmasters.com


06/18/2017

"Float Your Boat" contest

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team or Individual Cardboard Boat Building Contest

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Participants must design and build a cardboard boat (specifications will be available in early June), and bring it to the Southwinds Beach for the contest to see who’s boat can float through the designated course without sinking! The boat’s “captain” must be aboard to qualify.


06/24/2017

Jr. Camper'c Club

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


06/25/2017

Kansas Walleye Association Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Annual Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament at Waconda Lake


06/24/2017

Lawrence Trail Hawks-June 24

Location: North shore Trails

Type: Trail run

Dates: 06/24/17 - 06/25/17

Contact: MaryAnn Frevert

Phone No: 785-817-0101

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

North Shore Trail, Trail Head, shelter #1, Night Trail Race.


07/01/2017

Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fireworks display

Date: Saturday, July 01, 2017

Time: 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Sponsored by Waconda Lake Fireworks.  The display will be shot from the Osage area


Lovewell Lake Association

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, July 01, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Independence Day Fireworks Display will be presented from the Walleye Point area of Lovewell State Park, beginning at dusk on Saturday, July 1st. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.


07/08/2017

Jr Camper's Club 7/8/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, July 08, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


07/22/2017

14th Annual Fall River Star Party

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area - Casner Creek Campground

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Enjoy a night with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, they will present an educational program, we'll enjoy refreshments, and then look into the night sky as it gets dark to see planets, moons, stars, constellations, nebulas, and other fun wonders of our skies! Event is in Casner Creek Campground, lawn chairs, and insect repellant are recommended to fully enjoy this great event!


Jr Camper's Club 7/22/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


08/05/2017

Sand Castle Contest

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Teams of up to 5 persons build sand castles or sand sculptures for fun and prizes. Registration at the State Park Office by 12 noon. Sand castles/sculptures will be judged at 3 pm.


Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, Rock/Paper/Scissors Tournament, Sandpile Treasure Hunt Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than August 3rd.


Jr Camper's Club 8/5/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


08/12/2017

Kids Fishing Derby - 14th Annual OK Kids Day (Outdoors Kansas Kids)

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Contact: Sherri Withers

Phone No: 785-842-8562

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

At the Fishing Derby 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Lake Henry (Located just South of the Park Office.) – Learn fish ID’s, improve your casting skills and how to bait your hook from the KDWPT Fisheries Dept.  After the 20 minute talk kids will fish for their chance to win a fabulous prize!  (The Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Most Fish were some of our winners last year.) This your first time fishing?  You’ll be entered into a special First Time Fishermen Award for a special prize drawing.   Fishing Poles & Bait will be provided.

We’re hoping to have a FREE Hotdog sack lunch for the first 200 people again this year!


Archery Program - OK Kids Day (Outdoors Kansas Kids Day)

Location: Archery Range near Campground #1

Type: Instructed Archery Program

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Contact: Sherri Withers

Phone No: 785/842-8562

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Come join us in trying out ARCHERY!   Instructors will be on hand to give your child the knowledge and confidence to try out this exciting sport.   All Targets and Equipment provided.  

Prizes and Drawings for all attendees!


Animal Program - OK KIDS DAY (Outdoors Kansas Kids Program)

Location: Shelter #6 in Campground #3

Type: Snake Tails and Turtle Tales - Live animals on display with special animal guests

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Contact: Sherri Withers

Phone No: 785/842-8562

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Come for your chance to get a close up look of our Live Animal’s on Display. The Animal Program is OPEN to the Public and will be @ Shelter #6 in Campground #3 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  (Right next to the PLAYGROUND) We’ll set our cages up outside and you’ll get a special viewing of our native Kansas Snakes & Turtles.  We’ll talk about everything from how to identify and avoid venomous to our cute little turtles!

We have a special guest coming with more animals to share!   Prizes and Drawings at each event!    Don't forget to come to the morning Fishing Derby or the afternoon Archery Target Program!  


08/19/2017

Jr Camper's Club 8/19/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/19/17 - 08/20/17

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Campers decorate their campsites and camping cabins in yuletide themes. The public is encouraged to view the decorations. Entries must register at the State Park Office by 5 pm on Saturday. Decorations are judged Saturday evening, Prizes awarded Sunday morning.


09/02/2017

6TH Annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails Fundraiser

Location: Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campground

Type: Trial Ride Fund Raiser

Date: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Contact: Dewayne Burgess

Phone No: 785-230-5241

Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Contact Dewayne Burgess

785-230-5241

dewayneA10@msn.com


09/10/2017

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: 3D Archery Tournament; Free park vehicle entrance.

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

3D Archery Shoot begins at 8 am - Individuals compete on 14 station 3D archery range. Divisions for Men, Women, Youth. Steel Deer Target Contest at 12 noon. Prizes awarded at 1 pm. Free Park Entrance Day, no vehicle permits required.


09/09/2017

East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Big Hill Reservoir

Type: Bass Tournament

Dates: 09/09/17 - 09/10/17

Contact: Brian Keeney

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

For more information, go to: eastksbassmasters.com


09/08/2017

Lawrence Trail Hawks-100

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Trail Race

Dates: 09/08/17 - 09/11/17

Contact: Sherri Klover

Phone No: 913-558-7622

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

North Shore Trail and Bunker Hill. Shelter 1, Overlook Area. Trail Race


09/22/2017

Critter Care's 22nd Annual Benefit Horse Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campground

Type: Trail Ride Rain or Shine

Dates: 09/22/17 - 09/24/17

Contact: Critter Care Voice Mail

Phone No: 785-478-9985

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Cost: By Fee or Raffle Ticket

Bring your own horse.


09/30/2017

15th Annual Fall River Rendezvous

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Historical Reenactment of the Mountain Man Era 1800-1840

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1817, a time with the mountain man and the American Indians walked the recently purchased Louisiana Purchase. A time when Lewis and Clark had finished their exploration, and others were wanting to follow in their footsteps. The event interprets 1800-1840 with a traditional rendezvous when Mountain Men and American Indians camped together to trade for needed supplies from the fur companies. Activities will include Indian and Mountain Men Encampments, Historical Traders, Blackpowder Shoot, Tomahawk Throw, Skillet Throw for the Ladies, and a Kids Gold Rush. Come out to Fall River State Park and step back to 1817.


10/28/2017

East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Melvern Reservoir

Type: Bass Tournament

Dates: 10/28/17 - 10/29/17

Contact: Brian Keeney

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

For more information, go to: eastksbassmasters.com


11/25/2017

Dickinson Co. - Abilene

Location: DK Co Sheriff's Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open September 26 online at www.safehunters.com.