Event Calendar


04/01/2015

Prime Season

Location: ALL STATE PARKS

Type: Season

Dates: 04/01/15 - 09/30/15

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

**Motor Vehicle & Park Permits Prime Season
Daily Vehicle ($6.00 if purchased via internet) $5.00
Annual Vehicle 
 (Temporary available online
$25.00
*Seniors/Disabled Daily Vehicle 
 (Kansas residents only, must be purchased at KDWPT office) Price includes issuance fee.
$3.25
*Seniors/Disabled Annual Vehicle 
 (Kansas residents only) (Kansas residents only, must be purchased at KDWPT office) Price includes issuance fee.
$13.75
Duplicate permit of any kind (any time) $12.50
Annual Camping 
 (temporary available online )
$202.50
14-day Camping $101.50
Seasonal camping – spaces are limited
 per month, per unit except at El Dorado, Milford and Tuttle Creek State Parks – by special permit only – number of sites limited – apply at park office
 (Requires annual camping permit) 

With one utility $271.50

With two utilities $331.50

With three utilities $391.50

(BY SPECIAL PERMIT ONLY)

Seasonal camping – spaces are limited
 per month, per unit for El Dorado, Milford and Tuttle Creek State Parks – by special permit only – number of sites limited – apply at park office
 (Requires annual camping permit) 

With one utility $311.50

With two utilities $371.50 

With three utilities $431.50

(BY SPECIAL PERMIT ONLY)

RV seasonal storage – by special permit only – number of sites limited – apply at park office

$50 per month, designated areas only

(BY SPECIAL PERMIT ONLY)

Trail Permits - A "per-person" trail permit is required to utilize Prairie Spirit Trail (except the portion of Prairie Spirit Trail within the city limits of Iola, Garnett and Ottawa)
Per Person Daily Trail Permit $3.50
Per Person Annual Trail Permit $12.50
Camping Fees - A camping permit is required in addition to the motor vehicle permit for overnight stays. All daily camping permits expire at 2:00 p.m. Prime site fee applies to designated sites from April 1 - September 30. In addition to the fees below, there is a $3.00 per stay transaction fee for all overnight stays.
Daily Camping (annual or 14-day camping permit pays for these) $8.00
Prime Site Fee $2.00
One Utility (year round, in addition to camping fee) $9.00
Two Utilities (year round, in addition to camping fee) $11.00
Three Utilities (year round, in addition to camping fee) $12.00
Designated Overflow Camping $6.00
Youth Camping $4.00 per camping unit
Special Event – must be made by phoning or visiting park $0 to $201.50
Cabin Rental - Price varies per night, depending on location, timing and amenities. See Specific Park Locations. Call park or go to www.reserveamerica.com for reservations. Weekly and monthly rentals available.

08/01/2015

Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 01, 2015

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

5K or 2 mile Fun Run/Walk, Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, Rock/Paper/Scissors Tournament, Sandpile Treasure Hunt Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than July 30.

End Of Summer Bash/OK Kids Day

Location: Elk City State Park

Type: Family Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 01, 2015

Contact: Elk City State Park

Phone No: 620-331-6295

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

FREE ENTRANCE DAY   Staff and Volunteers will host activities starting at 5:00pm that include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, water balloons, and more!  All activities are free!

08/08/2015

Hays Bass Anglers Association

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015

Contact: Clyaton Rudman/Klint VonFeldt

Phone No: 785-639-1496/785-628-6667

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Safe light for start time.

Knotheads Bait Shop/Kansas Bowfishing Night Series (Carp Bowfishing)

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/08/15 - 08/09/15

Contact: Sue Graham

Phone No: 785-658-2166

Time: 8:00 pm - 7:00 am

08/09/2015

Apple Triathlon - Oz Endurance

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Triathlon

Date: Sunday, August 09, 2015

Contact: ozendurance.net

Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

A triathlon at Tuttle Creek State Park.  This is part of a family friendly triathlon weekend in Manhattan, KS.  State Park permits required in addition to entrance fees.

08/13/2015

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Concert

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

El Dorado State Park is excited to host the 1st Annual Music In The Park! 

June~ 11th & 25th          

July~ 9th & 23rd

Aug.~ 13th & 27th

Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and join us at the Amphitheater, Located in the Walnut River Area below the Dam!

A $5 vehicle permit IS REQUIRED to enter the park, but there are no additional fees for the Concert!

08/15/2015

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/15/15 - 08/16/15

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.

13th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

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!

08/22/2015

USA Bassin

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Contact: Kip Pulliam/Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-644-8022/ 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

OK Kids Day

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Family Oriented Outdoor Fun!

Come and join the fun!

NO VEHICLE PERMITS REQUIRED at Tuttle Creek State Park Aug 22

 

 2015!!

  • Wounded Warrior Picnic, 
  • Little Apple Train rides and giant inflatables to play on! 
  • Set your sights on Archery, tomahawk and hatchet throwing 
  • Sunset Zoo will have a fun presentation, find out about wild animals up close. 
  • Climb the ROCK WALL! 
  • Kids can get a passport and have it stamped at events to be eligible for prizes at the end of the day. 

Retro Weekend - Vintage Camper Show and Car Show

Location: Kansa Campground - Pomona State Park

Type: Vintage Camper Show and Car Show

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Friends of Pomona State Park will host their 2nd Annual RETRO WEEKEND at Pomona State Park.  The location will be the Kansa Campground.  Vintage Campers will open their homes for you to view.  Vintage Car Show.

08/25/2015

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Fancy Creek at Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/25/15 - 09/01/15

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8AM - 4 PM. Students receive class outline, manual, homework assignment and class locations at sign-up. Classroom sessions, 25 August & 1 September in Manhattan, field day(29 August) held at Fancy creek range, Randolph, Kansas. maximum of 50 students

08/27/2015

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Concert

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

El Dorado State Park is excited to host the 1st Annual Music In The Park! 

June~ 11th & 25th          

July~ 9th & 23rd

Aug.~ 13th & 27th

Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and join us at the Amphitheater, Located in the Walnut River Area below the Dam!

A $5 vehicle permit IS REQUIRED to enter the park, but there are no additional fees for the Concert!

08/29/2015

Speedy PD Race

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park, River Pond

Type: Benefit for Parkinson's Disease

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Contact: Corri Frigon

Phone No: 785-410-2814

Time: 6:30 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

A 5K, 10K, and 1/2 mile fun run put on by Meadowlark Hills to benefit Parkinson's Disease.

The Tiara Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

On August 29th, 2015, El Dorado Lake will again host the area’s only all women’s triathlon. This all women’s triathlon event will be a Sprint Distance triathlon starting in the Walnut River Beach area. The 400 meter swim will follow a triangular course in the protected waters of Walnut River beach. The 9.5 mile bike course will follow a circular route throughout the lake and outskirts of El Dorado. The 3 mile run course will be throughout the lake property and along a paved bike trail. Aid stations will be found at every mile along the run course.

Various clinics and training opportunities will be hosted leading up to the event. Expect at least one clinic for each discipline hosted by local triathlon coaches and clubs.

08/30/2015

Atchison Bass Club

Location: Clinton State Park Boat Ramp #3

Type: Club Tounament

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Contact: Brian Monson

Phone No: 913-638-7539

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Club Tournament

09/05/2015

John Rodgers Chili Cookoff

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Open air chili cookoff - Open to the public

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015

Contact: Tim McCreedy 316-761-7648 or Darryl Symonds 620-262-7515

Phone No: 316-761-7648

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Cooker Set-up starts at 8:00am

Judging will begin at 2:00pm till 5pm

Judging will be done by Camping Patrons $2.00 to taste chili and post your vote.

Winners for Chili Cook-Off will be at 6:00pm

$30.00 Entry Fee

All Proceeds to benefit El Dorado State Park

Location for the Chili Cook-Off will be at the Bluestem Bait & General Store 

Silent Auction will be held all day, winner will be announced at 5:30pm!

09/08/2015

Hillsdale Range Novice Handgun Training

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Novice Handgun Training

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Contact: Virgil Corbin

Phone No: 9135941954

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Hillsdale Range and Training Facility is pleased to announce a monthly summer training program for novice handgun shooters, both pistol and revolver.

The second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8.

The fees will be $10 per student for non-members. Members shoot for free.

Instruction will be conducted by NRA certified instructors, and will be a combination of lecture and live fire.
Class will be geared to individuals with limited or no handgun experience who want to learn to shoot, or who may be considering enrolling in a concealed pistol course. however, this is not a concealed pistol course, and we will not deal with any aspect of concealed carry.
The class will focus on safety, shooting stance and technique, adherence to the principles of pistol & revolver shooting, and accurate shot placement on targets at varying distances.
Attendees should bring their favorite pistol or revolver, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and an appropriate cleaning kit.
targets will be furnished at no cost.

Register with Virgil Corbin, Range Manager @ 913-594-1954 orwww.hillsdalerange.org

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09/12/2015

Backlashers Bass Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Club Bass Tournament, Members ONLY

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Contact: Herbert Bouyack Jr

Phone No: 419-355-3481

Time: 5:45 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Eisenhower State Park Boat Ramp

Women on Target

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park (Fancy Creek Range)

Type: Community Event

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Contact: Larry Conrad

Phone No: 785-456-2593

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

2015 Women on Target (PDF 1.35 MB)

Space is limited to 36 participants. Register now! The clinic will fill up fast. 

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

Enrollment Deadlines

  • April 25, 2015 for May 5, 2015 date
  • August 29, 2015 for September 12, 2015 date

09/13/2015

Hays Bass Anglers Association

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Contact: Clayton Rudman/Klint VonFeldt

Phone No: 785-639-1496/785-628-6667

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Start time is safe light

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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.

09/19/2015

09/20/2015

Wild Within You, LLC "Tri Wild"

Location: Wilson State Park Wheatgrass Swim Beach

Type: Triathlon

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

09/22/2015

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Fancy Creek Range at Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/22/15 - 09/29/15

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 - 4 PM. Students receive class outline, home work assignment, manual, and class locations at sign-up. Class room sessions, 22 & 29 September in Manhattan, field day(26 September) at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph. Maximum of 50 students

09/24/2015

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Kids with disabilities fishing event.

Dates: 09/24/15 - 09/28/15

Contact: Barb Marlnee

Phone No: 316-258-9280

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Fishing Has No Boundaries®, Inc. (FHNB) is a non-profit 501-C3 organization whose goal is to open up the great outdoors for people with disabilities through the world of fishing.  Volunteers provide a day of fishing and outdoor fun for kids with disabilities. The KHP, KDWPT, and local groups sponsor this worthwhile event.

09/26/2015

13th 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 26, 2015

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1815, 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, Archery Demo's, Tomahawk Throw, Skillet Throw for the Ladies, and a Kids Gold Rush. Come out to Fall River State Park and step back to 1815.

10/02/2015

10/03/2015

Hays Bass Anglers Association

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015

Contact: Clayton Rudman/Klint VonFeldt

Phone No: 785-639-1496/785-628-6667

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Start time is safe light

OK Kids Day

Location: Bluestem Point, El Dorado State Park

Type: Free Outdoor Events for Kids

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015

Contact: Tyler Burt

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

This will be the 15th year that kids get to come out and enjoy a free, fun filled day at the Park. The day includes a free lunch and prizes for all. A fishing contest (sponsored by the Bill Higgins family) allows for some friendly competition. Don’t tell the kids, but they’re actually learning skills and science facts during the day too!

10/04/2015

Wild Within You, LLC Hell Creek on Wheels

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: Mountain Bike Race

Date: Sunday, October 04, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

10/10/2015

Riley Co. - Randolph

Location: Fancy Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will begin online at safehunters.com starting Sept 10, 2015. Limited to 40 students.

Students must pre-register for the course in order to get directions to complete the online portion of the certification. Either call the contact, an email address may be available or visit www.safehunters.com for online registration for some classes.  Students must complete the online portion of the course (https://programs.ksoutdoors.com/prg/Programs/Hunter-Education-Certification) prior to attending the field day. Each student will be issued a pre-test over the online materials.

All students will be tested over the Internet course material. This pre-test will be administered at the beginning of the Field Day. A passing score of 22 correct answers out of 25 questions is required to proceed with the rest of the course. Students failing to achieve the minimum score of 22 will be dismissed from the class.

The field walk session will be as much like an actual hunt as possible. It is recommended to wear boots or walking shoes and long pants.  

Friends of Eisenhower State Park Fundraiser

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: West Point Benefit Trail Ride

Dates: 10/10/15 - 10/11/15

Contact: Jim Thomas

Phone No: 785-633-4761

Time: 12:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Schedule of Events:

  • 10/10/15: Trial ride from 12:30-4:30pm
  • 10/10/15: Dinner catered by Friends of Eisenhower State Park at 6:00pm at Ike's Shelter, Transportation provided starting at 5:30pm, Auction & Door Prizes
  • 10/11/15: Breakfast catered by Friends of Eisenhower State Park at 7:00am-8:00am
  • 10/11/15: Trail ride on Blue Trail from 9:00am-12:00pm

Each rider's fee is $30 (Kids 12 & Under $15). Proceeds will go directly toward the West Point Equestrian Camp. No vehicle fee is required for this event, and camp sites can be reserved for West Point camp sites by calling, 785-528-4102.

Monetary donations and auction items welcome!

10/18/2015

Wild Wilthin You, LLC "Hell Creek on Heels"

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: 5k, 30k, 50k Trail Run

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

10/20/2015

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Fancy Creek Range at Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/20/15 - 10/27/15

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 am-4 PM. Students receive class outline, homework assignment, manual and class locations at sign-up. Class room sessions(20 & 27 Oct.) held in Manhattan, field day(24 October) held at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph, KS. Class max: 50 students.

10/24/2015

Haunted Trail

Location: Hedgewood Trail at Pomona State Park

Type: Haunted Trail

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Joint us for a frightening walk on the Hedgewood Trail.  Lots of fun for everyone.  Bonfire and concessions available.