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.


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!


09/06/2015

Tye-Dye Shirt Project

Location: Eisenhower State Park - Basketball Court

Type: Tye Dye

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-528-4102

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Join in for some Tie-Dye fun at Ike's Shelter House while supplies last! No charge for youth 14 years and younger. Participants 15+ years of age must purchase their t-shirt. If a participant brings their own shirt to be tie-dyed there is no charge.

**Park permit is required**


Ninnescah Sailing Association Labor Day Fireworks

Location: Cheney State Park (Ninnescah Sailing Association)

Type: Community Event - Fireworks

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

The Ninnescah Sailing Association has been celebrating the end of the summer with fireworks at the lake since 1995.  For years the club had fireworks on the 4 th of July like everyone else.  1995 brought the 30 thanniversary of NSA and a huge celebration was planned.  It also brought floods that would postpone the celebration from July 4 th to the Labor Day Weekend.  Since then NSA has celebrated the end of the summer with a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.  Come celebrate the summer of 2015, our 50th anniversary, Sunday September 6 at the Ninnescah Sailing Association located on the West Shore of Cheney Reservoir.  Fireworks begin at sundown.  You can watch them from the water or watch them from the cove in front of the NSA activity center.  Come early, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the display.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Friends of Tuttle Creek State Park

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park, Man Kan Shelter

Type: Camper Bingo

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Other Information:

Friends Group will host Bingo at Man Kan Shelter.  Entry fee is a non-perishable food item and group will donate them to the Flint Hills Bread Basket.  Prizes given for winners.


Logan Mize Concert - Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park - Walnut River Campground

Type: Community Event

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015

Contact: El Dorado State Park

Time: 8:00 pm

Other Information:

FREE Concert with Park Permit

Kansas native and Sony Nashville recording artist Logan Mize, with special guest Jason Boyd!

Live music, food vendors and beer garden!


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


CFCC & Assoc

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Benefit Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Contact: Deborah Myers

Phone No: 785-272-0778

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


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.


09/18/2015

Miami Co. - Paola

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Bowhunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/18/15 - 09/19/15

Contact: Bob Bergeson

Phone No: 913-451-0539

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Class will be held Sept 18 6-9pm and Sept 19 from 8-4.


09/19/2015

Big Bass Challenge Sponsored by Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Contact: David R Heffel

Phone No: 785 639 1290

Time: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

www.haysbass.com


Kansas Chapter of Heroes on the Water

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park, River Pond

Type: Kayak Fishing for our Nation's warriors and veterans

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Contact: Lyle Babcock

Phone No: kansaschapter@heroesonthewater.org

Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

A program designed to help our nation's warriors and veterans from all branches of the military unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks.  The program is completely free to all veterans and their families.  Everything is provided they will need to enjoy the day and relax:  fishing license, gear, bait, kayaks, life jackets, food and drink.


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

Healthy Fun at the State Parks Day

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: FREE Entry Day

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Contact: State Park Office

Phone No: 785-842-8562

Time: 4:00 am - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

FREE Entry Day!
Our events...

  • One hour Hike starts at Noon at the Beach Parking Lot
  • Grand Re-Opening of our 9 hole Frisbee Disc Golf Course - Come check out the new parking area just for you. Test your skills! ...
  • Evening Animal Show-n-Tell, 7 p.m. - Learn some interesting facts about our Kansas animals. Snakes and turtles will be the
    highlight in our talk.


Osage Co. - Vassar

Location: Pomona State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/26/15 - 09/27/15

Contact: Pomona State Park

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Class will be held Sept 26 from 8-5 and Sept 27 from 9-2. Limited to 40 students.


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

Topeka Retriver Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Retriever Field Trial

Dates: 10/02/15 - 10/04/15

Contact: Susan Lagergren

Phone No: 816-808-5613

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


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


Maverick Disc Golf

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Disc Golf Tournament

Dates: 10/03/15 - 10/05/15

Contact: Rob Martin

Phone No: 785-764-2229

Time: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Other Information:

If you have questions call or email Rob Martin. Email address is robmartin51540@gmail.com


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.  


Friend of El Dorado Lake Mud Run & Garden Tractor Pull

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Mud Run

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Contact: Randy Buell

Phone No: 3163217180

Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Admission - $10 Adult

11 & under Free

Admission includes your Park vehicle permit!

Racing starts at NOON

Garden Tractor Pull starts at 1:00pm.


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.