Event Calendar


01/16/2017

OFFICE CLOSED - Holiday

Location: Perry State Park Office

Type: Office closed all day

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

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


Office Closed- Martin Luther King Day

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Office Closing

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

The Office will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.  Thank you for your continued support of Cedar Bluff State Park!


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


01/27/2017

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

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


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.


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


02/08/2017

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.


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.


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!


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!


05/19/2017

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


05/20/2017

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


05/27/2017

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

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.


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.


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: 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.


06/10/2017

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.


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


07/01/2017

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.


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


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

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


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!


08/05/2017

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


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.


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!


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


09/08/2017

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


09/10/2017

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.


09/22/2017

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.