Kansas Outdoor Events


12/16/2016

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Godfrey's Indoor Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 12/16/16 - 12/17/16

Contact: Godfrey's

Phone No: 785-238-0094


12/15/2016

Johnson Co. - Olathe THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Centerfire Shooting Sports

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 12/15/16 - 12/18/16

Contact: Stacey Smyly

Other Information:

Centerfire Shooting Sports 875 N Jan Mar Court, Olathe, KS 66061
Contact via email if you are interested in attending:  sunnysmyly1988@gmail.com


01/01/2017

First Day Hike

Location: Cross Timbers SP - Toronto Point - Ancient Trees Trail

Type: Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

Contact: Adam Murray

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Get outside and enjoy one of Kansas First Day Hikes! This year guided by our very own Adam Murray, Park Ranger. Adam will meet hikers at the Ancient Trees trailhead at 2:00 on New Years Day. The Ancient Trees trail has many of the oldest oaks found in the state of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River. Learn about our unique ecosystem, and begin the year of right with a hike!


First Day Hike

Location: Walnut River Campground

Type: Hike

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

"First Day Hike" at El Dorado Lake. Come join us for an outdoor hiking adventure for the whole family at Walnut Ridge & Walnut River Trails.  Bottled water, hot chocolate and many door prizes will be provided. 


First Day Hike

Location: Agave Ridge Trail

Type: Hike

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

Contact: Steve Seibel

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Start the new year right and join us for a hike!

Difficulty: Moderate

Restrictions: Pet Friendly on leash

Length of Hike (miles): 5

Things to bring: Water, snacks, appropriate winter clothing, good walking shoes/boots

Cancellation Information: Cedar Bluff State Park Facebook Page


First Day Hikes

Location: Statewide

Type: Community Event

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For separate park events go here.


FIRST DAY HIKE

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: First Day Hike

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

Contact: Perry State Park Office

Phone No: 785-246-3449

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Trail: Perry Lake Bike Trail (Skyline, Mad Mile and Daisy Point Loops)

Meeting Location: Perry Lake Bike Trail (Kimberly Drive)

Details: Wear appropriate clothing, good shoes, bring water, binoculars and start your year off right. Enjoy the day outdoors at Perry State Park

Restrictions:  Pets allowed on leash only

Cancellation Information: Contact Park office at 785-246-3449

There will be T-Shirts and refreshments.  "Make Perry State Park Your State Park"


12/24/2016

Office Closed- Holiday Break

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park Office

Type: Office Closing

Dates: 12/24/16 - 01/02/17

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

The office will be closed the week of December 25th until January 2nd.  We will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd.  Call the office if you have any questions.


01/07/2017

Johnson Co. - Shawnee THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, January 07, 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.


Lawrence Trail Hawks

Location: Clinton Lake North Shore Trails

Type: Trail Run

Dates: 01/07/17 - 01/08/17

Contact: Caroline Wroczynski

Phone No: 785-693-0106

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

3 mile loop, start and end at path by cabins


01/14/2017

Reno Co. - Hutchinson

Location: Central Kansas Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

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


01/19/2017

Johnson Co. - Olathe

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.


02/16/2017

Johnson Co. - Olathe

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.


02/24/2017

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 after Dec 26, 2016.


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.


03/23/2017

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

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.


04/20/2017

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.


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!


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


06/03/2017

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.


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.


07/22/2017

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!


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!  


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.