KDWP ANNOUNCES OCTOBER STATE PARK EVENTS
Celebrations taper off in fall, but several remain
PRATT -- Each month, Kansas state parks conduct special events designed to provide new opportunities to park-goers. Some events are held in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just for entertainment. Although the peak park season is tapering off, a few events still remain on the schedule, and there may be no better time of year to visit a state park.
Events are diverse and may include anything from a marathon race to boating courses and equestrian events. Many are educational, and all are designed to enhance the fun of visiting Kansas state parks.
For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the " Event Calendar " on the "State Parks" page of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. The following is a list of October state park events:
- Oct. 6-8 -- Flint Hills Competitive Horse Trail Ride competition at Tuttle Creek State Park;
- Oct. 7 -- Cross country meet at El Dorado State Park;
- Oct. 7 -- Angling Nebraska Bass Tournament at Cedar Bluff State Park;
- Oct. 7-8 -- Outlaw Bass Club Bass Tournament at Cedar Bluff State Park;
- Oct. 14 -- Open 5 kilometer Cross Country Race Cross Country Race at El Dorado State Park;
- Oct. 15 -- Blue Hills Adventures Duathlon at Tuttle Creek State Park;
- Oct. 15 -- Independence Bowhunter Education Course at Elk City State Park;
- Oct. 19 -- 3rd Annual Webster Eco-Meet School Field Trip/Outdoor Skills Challenge at Webster State Park;
- Oct. 20-22 -- Arabian Horse Association Competitive Trail Ride at Kanopolis State Park;
- Oct. 21 -- El Dorado regional cross country meet at El Dorado State Park;
- Oct. 24-30 -- Hunter Education Course at Tuttle Creek State Park;
- Oct. 27-29 -- Prairie Long Rifles Trappers & Traders Fall Rendezvous at Kanopolis State Park; at
- Oct. 28-29 -- Heartland Coursing Field Trial at Clinton State Park.