Kansas Outdoor Events


05/30/2017

Girl Scouts Fishing Event

Location: Olathe, KS

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Contact: Lucas Kowalewski

Phone No: 913-422-1314

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Girl Scout fishing event at Timber Ridge Adventure Center.  


Franklin Co. - Ottawa

Location: Rock Creek Church of Christ

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 05/30/17 - 05/31/17

Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com. Class will be May 30 and 31 from 10am-4:30.


05/31/2017

OFFICE CLOSED - Staff Shortage

Location: PERRY STATE PARK OFFICE

Type: Office closed all day

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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 . ONE day Park vehicle and camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office. Reservations can be made online at kshuntfishcamp.com or reserveamerica.com


06/02/2017

St Patrick's Clinic

Location: Great Plain Nature Center

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Friday, June 02, 2017

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Fishing Clinic a the Great Plains Nature Center for 70 students from St Patrick's Catholic School.  To volunteer please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911.


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.


Oz Events

Location: El Dorado State Park - Walnut River Amphitheater

Type: Trail run Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Contact: Brandi Lane

Phone No: 316-633-5428

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

The Spencer, Wernli & Wilson Storm the Dam Trail run is a  chip timed trail run which winds through scenic  El Dorado Lake State Park and adjacent private property. The double loop marathon, half marathon and 10K connect to the Teter Nature Trail; with some challenging single track trail.  Depending on rainfall expect some wet and muddy crossings. Storm up the dam and enjoy lake views as you run along the lake shore.  Grassy moderate rolling hills of the Boulder Bluff horse trail await you next, work your way through the Walnut Ridge Trail before crossing the finish line near the amphitheater.

The 5K starts with a storm up the dam, enjoy lake views as you run along the shore, find adventure on a short portion of trail course, cross the Walnut River bridge for a final push on paved surface to the finish line.

http://www.stormthedam.com/


PLEIN AIR PAINTING ON COYOTE TRAIL

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Art

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Contact: Sherry Robinson

Phone No: 785-302-0030

Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Contact Sherry Robinson 785-302-0030 or Annette Overlease 785-871-7196 for additional information

Sponsored by the Friends of Webster State Park.

Vehicle permits will be required to attend this event.


Leavenworth Co. - Linwood

Location: Tri-County Rod And Gun Club

Type: Kansas State Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Contact: Steve Letcher

Phone No: 913-788-3606

Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration is required by contacting Steve Letcher at 913-788-3606 or kansasyhec@hotmail.com by May 25. There is a $20 registration fee that also includes lunch. 

Participants must be 11 to 18 years old and be Hunter Education Certified.

Challenge Events include: archery, shotgun, muzzleloader, .22 caliber rifle, wildlife id, safety trail, orienteering and hunter responsibility exam. 

Equipment is provided, if needed. 


National Trails Day - Free Park Entrance to the Prairie Spirit Trail

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: National Trails Day

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

A big welcome to all hikers and bikers.  Enjoy the Prairie Spirit Trail without having to get a permit, on National Trails Day.


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.


Free Fishing Weekend

Location: Wilson State Park

Type: Free Fishing

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

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-658-2465

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Fishing licenses are not required to fish on June 3 and 4


06/05/2017

Cub Scouts Summer Camp

Location: Emporia, KS

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Monday, June 05, 2017

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Fishing clinic and education event for cub scouts at Camp Double EE near Emporia, KS.

To volunteer, please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911 


06/09/2017

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live music!

Date: Friday, June 09, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This is free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


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!


Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportman's Acres

Type: Women's Only Shoot

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Contact: Chris Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Contact Chris for details.


Barber Co. - Medicine Lodge

Location: Medicine Lodge

Type: Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For more information go to: www.kansasyhec.com


Trail Nerds Association

Location: Perry State Park Hike/Bike Trails

Type: Mountain Bike

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Contact: Trail Nerds

Phone No: Trail Nerds

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm


Sedgwick Co. - Wichita

Location: Gander Mountain

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

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


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


Southfork Achers

Location: Byron Walker WA - Archery Range

Type: 3-D Shoot

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Contact: Joe Robinson

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


06/08/2017

Barton Co. - Ellinwood

Location: Hines-Gossman American Legion Post 320

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 06/08/17 - 06/11/17

Contact: Linsey Bogner

Phone No: 620-617-5169

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Other Information:

Class will be June 8 from 6:30-9:30pm, June 10 12:30-5:30 and June 11 from 12:30-5:30pm. There is will be a field day on June 11, location to be given during class.

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


06/11/2017

El Dorado Lake Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Triathlon

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Contact: TimerGuys

Phone No: 316-516-5145

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

The El Dorado Lake Triathlon will be Sunday, June 11, 2017 at El Dorado State Park, located 3 miles east of El Dorado, Kansas on Hwy 54 and 1 mile north. It is just 25 minutes east of Wichita, KS. The races will start in the Walnut River area of the park, just below the dam. The swim course will consist of 1 loop for the sprint distance and 2 loops for the Olympic distance. Plenty of parking and camping will be available in the race area.

Olympic and Sprint Triathlons will be chipped timed, dri fit shirts, medals awarded to those finishers and  age group awards for top three male and female.

Teams of 2 or 3 are welcome to sign up.

http://www.eldoradolaketriathlon.com/


06/10/2017

GOVERNOR'S CAMPOUT

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: OUTDOOR CAMPING

Dates: 06/10/17 - 06/11/17

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-320-7180

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 am

Other Information:

COME OUT AND ENJOY CAMPING EXPERIENCE, NATURE AND FUN TIMES


06/14/2017

Chase Co REC

Location: Chase Co State Lake

Type: Kids Fishing Derby

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Contact: Kay Kenk

Phone No: 620-273-6664

Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


06/17/2017

USA Bassin

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


OK Kids Day/Free Park Entrance Day

Location: Wilson State Park

Type: OK Kids/free Park Entrance Day

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-658-2465

Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Times are approximate. Fishing clinic for children 15 and under. Free lunch as well as other activities and prizes. Check back later for more details. Vehicle permits are not required for the day, however if staying overnight camping permits are required.


21st Annual Kansas Footbag Open

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Hacky Sack Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Open Hacky sack Tournament And Live Music from Gulch with special guests, Fist & Big Red Horse & other bands (tba)
Come kick it at the lake!
Amphitheater Pavilion (West of the Damn)
Saturday 6-17-17


Miami Co. - HIllsdale

Location: Hillsdale Range and Training Facility

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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


Olathe Fishing Derby

Location: Olathe, KS

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Contact: City of Olathe

Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Event Information

ages 3-15 and seniors over 60;  Free registration;  pre-register at www.olatheks.org or register in person day of the event. 

To volunteer at this event, please contact Lucas Kowalewski at 913-422-1314.


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.


American Bass Anglers

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time: 4:00 am - 4:00 pm


06/19/2017

Devils Ditch Renegades

Location: Byron Walker shooting Range

Type: Mountain man Rendevou/Black Powder Shoot

Dates: 06/19/17 - 06/21/17

Contact: Keith Thompson

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm


06/23/2017

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live Music!

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This is free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


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


Finney Co. - Garden City

Location: Garden City Community College and Garden City Trap Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

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


Kansas Team Trail

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm


Friends of El Dorado Lake

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: MUD RUN

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

This is an All Day Event


Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

This is an All Day Event


OK Kids Day - Rose Hill

Location: Rose Hill, KS

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

OK Kids Day in Rose Hill, KS.  Volunteers needed to assist Fishing's Future with fishing clinic and educational activities.

To volunteer, please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911.


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.


Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

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

Contact: Evan Hartnett

Phone No: 620-474-9184

Time: 6:00 am - 3:30 pm


Catfish Chasers Tournament Series

Location: Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

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

Contact: David Studebaker or Craig Collings       

Phone No: 785 289 0007 or 816 261 9353

Time: 8:00 pm - 7:00 am

Other Information:

David Studebaker                                Craig Collings
785-289-0007                                     816-261-9353
studebakerdavid@yahoo.com


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.


Webster St Pk Fireworks

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Fireworks

Date: Saturday, July 01, 2017

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Friends of Webster State Park will be putting on the firework display.


Toronto Days

Location: Toronto Point & City of Toronto

Type: Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.

Dates: 07/01/17 - 07/03/17

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Toronto Days will be held July 1 - July 3, 2017. Area wide event, most events held in the City of Toronto will include: street dance, baby contest, talent contest, mud run, raffle, mud volleyball tourney, and food vendors.  FIREWORKS will be July 3, 2017 after sunset.


07/04/2017

4th of July Parade

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Parade

Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Contact: El Dorado Park Office

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Other Information:

4th of July Parade through Bluestem campgrounds.


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


USA Bassin

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 07/08/17 - 07/09/17

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


07/09/2017

Southfork Achers

Location: Byron Walker WA - Archery Range

Type: 3-D Shoot

Date: Sunday, July 09, 2017

Contact: Joe Robinson

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


07/14/2017

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live music!

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


07/15/2017

ONE SPARK FOUNDATION EVENT

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: CONCERT AND FOOD

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-320-7180

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


07/22/2017

15th 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


07/21/2017

KANSAS VETERANS AND FAMILY REUNION

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: REUNION

Dates: 07/21/17 - 07/23/17

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

SHADY CREEK- VETERANS POINT CAMPGROUND


07/28/2017

Dam Music Festival

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Festival-WR Amphitheater

Dates: 07/28/17 - 07/29/17

Contact: El Dorado Park Office

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm

Other Information:

A lake, beach, partying, swimming, drinking, super fun Music Festival! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!

Two Concerts...Ten Bands!!!


07/29/2017

USABassin

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


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


USA Bassin

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


08/06/2017

Frontier Western Celebration-Trail Ride

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: Trail Ride

Date: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Contact: Park office

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 am


08/11/2017

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live music!

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This is free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


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!  


Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information will be available online at www.safehunters.com after July 13.


08/11/2017

Kansas Team Trail

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/11/17 - 08/12/17

Contact: Bobby Tindal

Phone No: 785-564-0780

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Trail Nerds Association

Location: Perry State Park Hike/Bike Trails

Type: Mountain Bike

Dates: 08/11/17 - 08/12/17

Contact: Trail Nerds

Phone No: 816-810-0440

Time: 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm


08/13/2017

Southfork Acher

Location: Byron Walker WA - Archery Range

Type: 3-D Shoot

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Contact: Joe Robinson

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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


Salina Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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


08/22/2017

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/22/17 - 08/19/17

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4 PM. Students receive manual, homework assignments, class syllabus and locations at sign up. Class limited to 50 Students. 

Class will be Aug 22 & 29 from 6-10pm and Aug 26 from 8-5.


08/19/2017

Hays Bass Anglers Assoc

Location: Hell Cree Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Contact: Clayton Rudman

Phone No: 785 639 1496

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Starts at safe light


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.


08/25/2017

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live music!

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This is free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


08/26/2017

Kansas Team Trail

Location: Wilson State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm


Tiara Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Run-Walnut River Beach

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Contact: Patrick Todd

Phone No: 316-516-5145 or Park Office 316-321-7180

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm


USABassin

Location: Melvern State Park - West Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm


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


09/09/2017

Women on Target - Fancy Creek Range

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park - Fancy Creek Range

Type: Educational

Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017

Contact: Marci Ritter

Phone No: 785-293-4406

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinic provides you with a safe, comfortable environment for learning to shoot rifles, pistols, muzzleloaders, archery and much more. No previous experience required.

Space is limited to 36 participants.

Register now! The clinic will fill up fast.

The cost is only $50 per registrant.

Cost includes lunch, eye and ear protection, loaner equipment, ammunition and personal instruction by certified instructors, range safety officers, and outstanding volunteers.

Enrollment Deadlines August 27, 2017
or when the clinics are full!

The clinic will be held rain or shine. Some events may be changed slightly to accommodate the weather

For more information view the registration form


09/07/2017

Ellis Co. - Hays

Location: Hays Rec

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/07/17 - 09/09/17

Contact: Hays Rec

Phone No: 785-623-2650

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Class will be held September 7 from 6-9pm and September 9 from 8am to completion. 

Contact Hays Rec at 785-623-2650. They do require a $20 deposit that will be refunded when class is attended.


09/09/2017

Saline Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017

Contact: Randy Rhodenbaugh

Phone No: 785-227-5246

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com. Registration opens July 11, 2017.


Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017

Contact: Clayton Rudman

Phone No: 785 639 1496

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Starts at safe light


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


09/10/2017

Southfork Achers

Location: Byron Walker WA - Archery Range

Type: 3-D Shoot

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Contact: Joe Robinson

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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


09/16/2017

2nd Annual Webster Car Show

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Car Show

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Stockton Rodders 


09/19/2017

Geary Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/19/17 - 09/16/17

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4 PM. Students receive manual, homework assignments, class syllabus and locations at sign up. Class limited to 50 Students. 

Class is held Sept 16 & 26 from 6-10pm and Sept 23 from 8-5.


09/16/2017

Heartland coursing Assn.

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: CWR/LGRA Racing Meet

Dates: 09/16/17 - 09/17/17

Contact: Carol Lear

Phone No: 816-405-6856

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Straight racing.


09/15/2017

Kansas Team Trail

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/15/17 - 09/17/17

Contact: Bobby@kansasteamtrail.com

Phone No: 785-564-0780

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp and Shelter House

http://www.kansasteamtrail.com


09/23/2017

Clay Co. - Clay Center

Location: Clay Center United Methodist Church

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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


Kansas Team Trail

Location: Melvern Reservoir

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm


Hays Bass Anglers Assoc

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Contact: Clayton Rudman

Phone No: 785 639 1496

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Starts at safe light


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.


09/23/2017

USA Bassin

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/23/17 - 09/24/17

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


LANTERN FEST

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: LANTERN FEST

Dates: 09/23/17 - 09/24/17

Contact: MOLLY-CITY OF EL DORADO

Phone No: 316-323-4214

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm


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.


Boulder Bluff Trail Ride

Location: El DORADO STATE PARK

Type: TRAIL RIDE

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Contact: EL DORADO PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Kansas Bass Federation

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/30/17 - 10/01/17

Contact: Dell Mettlen Jr

Phone No: 785 820 6726

Time: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm


10/07/2017

OK KIDS DAY-FREE ENTRANCE

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: OUTDOOR ACTIVIES

Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

BLUESTEM AREA #7 (FREE ENTRANCE)


Trail Nerds Association

Location: Trail Nerds Association

Type: Mountain Bike

Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Contact: Trail Nerds

Phone No: 816-810-0440

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


10/14/2017

Riley Co. - Randolph

Location: Fancy Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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


10/21/2017

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information will be available online at www.safehunters.com after Sept 21.


Anderson Co. - Garnett

Location: Optimist Youth Building, North Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/21/17 - 10/22/17

Contact: The Rockers to register

Phone No: 785-835-6580

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Class will be held October 14 from 8-5 and October 15 from 12:30-6.


10/22/2017

Anderson Co. - Garnett

Location: Optimist Youth Building, North Lake

Type: Hunter Education Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Contact: The Rockers to register

Phone No: 785-835-6580

Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Internet assisted field day and testing session will be held October 15 from 9:30-6.


10/28/2017

Clay Co. - Clay Center

Location: Clay Center United Methodist Church

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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


HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: HALLOWEEN FUN

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

EVENT WILL BE IN WALNUT RIVER (AMPHITHEATER)


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


Heartland Coursing Assn.

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: HCA Lure Coursing

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

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: 785-379-5430 / 785-640-2662

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. HCA Lure Coursing. East/West Field


10/27/2019

NATRC Competitive Trail Ride (Rescheduled from May 19-21 2017)

Location: Perry State Park Horse Trails/ Campground (Wild Horse)

Type: Competitive

Dates: 10/27/19 - 10/29/17

Contact: www.natracregion6.org

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

This ride is a reschedule from May 19-21 2017


10/28/2017

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Fall Ultra Extravaganza

Location: Celebration Hall and the Prairie Spirit Trail- 220W 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067

Type: Ultra Running

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

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Ultra Running events of 100 miles, 50 miles, and 50K on the beautiful Prairie Spirit Trail.  Please go to http://www.ultraextravaganza.com/

for more information.


10/24/2017

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/24/17 - 10/31/17

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4 PM. Students receive manual, homework assignments, class syllabus and locations at sign up. Class limited to 50 Students. 

Class will be held Oct 24 and 31 from 6-10pm and Oct 28 from 8-5.


11/04/2017

Saline Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, November 04, 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open Oct 5. Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com.


11/24/2017

Opt Outside

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail - and all other State Parks

Type: Get Outside

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017

Time: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Enjoy all that Kansas State Parks have to offer in the Fall, and do it for free.


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.