Event Calendar


07/30/2016

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

Contact: Clayton Rudman/Klint VonFeldt

Phone No: 785 639 1496/785 628 6667

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Event will start at safe light.


14th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

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!


07/31/2016

Wild WIthin You Fitness Adventures LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: 5k & 25k Trail Run

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785 650 1620

Time: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm


08/06/2016

American Bass Anglers

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 06, 2016

Contact: Ed Watson

Phone No: 316-214-8968

Time: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a draw style tournament.  You do NOT need a boat to fish.  

If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater.  

For more informatin and complete rules go to http://www.americanbassanglers.com 


Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 06, 2016

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 August 4th.


08/13/2016

USA Bassin

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316 734 1430

Time: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm


13OK Kids Day (Outdoors Kansas Kids Program) FISHING DERBY

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

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!


08/19/2016

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

Location: Eisenhower State Park - Blackjack & Churchill

Type: Motorcycle Rally

Dates: 08/19/16 - 08/20/16

This is an All Day Event


08/20/2016

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/20/16 - 08/21/16

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.


08/21/2016

Atchison Bass Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park - West Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


08/23/2016

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/23/16 - 08/30/16

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Class times are 8/23 & 8/30: 6PM to 10 PM, 8/27: 8 AM to 5 PM.

Course pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, students receive course syllabus, class locations and manual at sign-up. Class is limited to 50 students.


08/26/2016

Trail Nerds Association

Location: Perry State Park Bike Trails

Type: Mountain Bike

Dates: 08/26/16 - 08/27/16

Contact: Trail Nerds Associaton

Phone No: 816-810-0440

Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm


08/27/2016

Hays Bass Anglers Association

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Contact: Clayton Rudman/Klint VonFeldt

Phone No: 785 639 1496/785 628 6667

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Event will start at safe light.


The Tiara Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

On August 27th, 2016, 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.


OK Kids Day

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

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 27

 

 2016!!  -   Activities subject to change

  • 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. 
  • Canoeing / kayaking
  • Photo booth


09/03/2016

John Rodgers Chili Cookoff

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Open air chili cookoff - Open to the public

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2016

Contact: Darryl Symonds or Shelia Metzger

Phone No: 620-262-7515 316-871-1553

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 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 and General Store 

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


5th Annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Fund Raiser

Location: Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campgrounds

Type: Trial Ride Fund Raiser

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2016

Contact: Dewayne Burgess

Phone No: 785-230-5241

Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm


09/09/2016

NATRC Competitive Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Horse Trails/Campground

Type: Competitive Horse Trail Ride

Dates: 09/09/16 - 09/11/16

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


09/10/2016

American Bass Angler

Location: El Dorado State Park - Bluestem Ramp #1

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/10/16 - 09/11/16

Contact: Ed Watson

Phone No: 316-214-8968

Time: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a draw style tournament.  You do NOT need a boat to fish.  

If you don't have a boat you will be paired with a boater.  

For more informatin and complete rules go to http://www.americanbassanglers.com 


Hays Bass Anglers Assocation Big Bass Tournament

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Contact: Clayton Rudman

Phone No: 785 639 1496

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Women on Target

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park (Fancy Creek Range)

Type: Community Event

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Contact: Larry Conrad

Phone No: 785-456-2593

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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.


Women on Target - Fancy Creek Range

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park - Fancy Creek Range

Type: Educational

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Contact: Marci Ritter

Phone No: 785-293-4406

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinic provides you with a safe, comfortable environment for learning to shoot rifles, pistols, muzzleloaders, archery and much more. No previous experience required.

Space is limited to 36 participants.

Register now! The clinic will fill up fast.

The cost is only $50 per registrant.

Cost includes lunch, eye and ear protection, loaner equipment, ammunition and personal instruction by certified instructors, range safety officers, and outstanding volunteers.

Enrollment Deadlines August 29, 2016
or when the clinics are full!

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

For more information view the registration form


09/11/2016

Oz Endurance, LLC

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Manhattan Triathlon

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Contact: Patrick Todd

Phone No: 316-516-5145

Time: 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Other Information:

A sprint triathlon at Tuttle Creek State Park and through beautiful Flint Hills. Contact Patrick Todd for more information.  http://ozendurance.net/events/manhattan-triathlon/


3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.


09/17/2016

Beatrice Bassmasters

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Contact: Mike Jordan

Phone No: 402 806 5991

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Trail Nerds

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Trail running Race

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816-810-0440

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Trails just south of Park entrance.


09/18/2016

Kansas BASS Nation

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Black Bass Tournament

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Contact: Joel Porter

Phone No: 620-433-0121

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a Black Bass Tournament! Shady Creek Marina


09/20/2016

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/20/16 - 09/27/16

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

09/20 & 09/27: 6PM to 10PM; 09/24: 8 AM to 5 PM

Course pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, students receive course syllabus, class locations and manual at sign-up. Class is limited to 50 students.


09/23/2016

Critter Care's 21st Annual Benefit Horse Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campgorund

Type: Trail Ride Rain or Shine

Dates: 09/23/16 - 09/25/16

Contact: Critter Care Voice Mail

Phone No: 785-478-9985

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Cost: By Fee or Raffle Ticket

Adults: $35.00

Kids: (12 & under) $15.00

Bring your own horse.


09/24/2016

14th 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 24, 2016

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1816, 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 1816.


OK Kids Day

Location: El Dorado State Park - BS Point Area 7

Type: Free Outdoor Events for Kids

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Contact: Tyler Burt

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

This will be the 16th 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!


Heartland Coursing Association

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: sight hound dog Trial

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Contact: Carol Lear

Phone No: 816-405-6856

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Picnic Area, West field


09/25/2016

KS Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament

Location: Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm


Kansas City Hmong Bass Anglers

Location: Eisenhower State Park - East Ramp

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm


Wild Within You Fitness Adventures LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Wheatgrass Swim Beach

Type: Tri Wild Triathlon

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785 650 1620

Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


09/30/2016

MOTDRA Competitive Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Horse Trails/Campgrounds

Type: Competitive Trail Ride

Dates: 09/30/16 - 10/02/16

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


10/01/2016

Trail Nerds Association

Location: Perry State Park Bike Trails

Type: Mountain Bike

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016

Contact: Trail Nerds Associaton

Phone No: 816/810-8440

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


10/02/2016

Wild Wilthin You Fitness Adventures LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

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

Date: Sunday, October 02, 2016

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785 650 1620

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


10/07/2016

Topeka Retriever Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: AKC Retriever Field Trial

Dates: 10/07/16 - 10/09/16

Time: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


Eisenhower State Park Benifit Trail Ride

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Equestrain Trail Ride

Dates: 10/07/16 - 10/09/16

Contact: Jim Thomas

Phone No: 785-633-4761

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

$30 dollar registration.  Join us for a weekend of riding that will include Eisenhower State Park trails and the Corps of Engineers land open through special use permit.   Dinner on Saturday night with door prizes and a live auction to raise additional proceeds.  Hot breakfast provided before the Sunday ride.    Additional sites and corrals are limited so reserve sites through our office. 


10/08/2016

Riley Co. - Randolph

Location: Fancy Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 08, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

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

Students must complete the online portion of the course prior to attending the field day. The online course is accessed by links at http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/Education/Hunter/Internet-assisted-Course. 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. 

Instructor Notes for Students: There is a $10.00 range fee for this class. There is no place to eat lunch close so bring a lunch with you, you will not be released for lunch. This class is at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range we will be outside for the whole class please dress accordingly.   


10/14/2016

North American Trail Ride Conference

Location: Kanopolis State Park (Rockin'K Campground and trails)

Type: Competitive Trail Ride

Dates: 10/14/16 - 10/15/16

Contact: Erin Glassman

Phone No: 620-617-7221

Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a 2 day competitive trail ride for members of the North American Trail Ride Conference.  Non-members are encouraged to come and learn about the sport.  Novice and Veteran riders, ride trails, do obstacles for judges and the horses condition is checked at vet check stations.


10/16/2016

Kansas BASS Nation

Location: Eisenhowe State Park

Type: Black Bass Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


10/18/2016

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/18/16 - 10/25/16

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

10/18 & 10/25: 6PM to 10PM: 10/22: 8 AM to 5 PM

Course pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, students receive course syllabus, class locations and manual at sign-up. Class is limited to 50 students.


10/21/2016

Prairie Longrifles Inc.

Location: Kanopolis State Park (Mulberry Campground)

Type: Mountain Man Rendezvous / Black Powder Riffle Shoot

Dates: 10/21/16 - 10/22/16

Contact: Barbara Long / Luke Long / Jimmy Lewis

Phone No: Barbara or Luke Long 785-667-4612, Jimmy Lewis 785-827-5784

Time: 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Events: Men, Women & Juniors - Rifle, Pistol, Knife & Hawk, Supervised Pre-Junior Shoot, Under the Table Shoot, Kids Events.

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All shooting from bag, Round Ball ONLY, Open Sights, NMRLA Rules Apply, Range Officers have FINAL WORD

ALL REGULAR EVENTS MUST BE FINISHED SATURDAY BY 3:00 PM

Saturday Evening Meal for Registered Guests, $3.00 for Non-Registered Guests

SUNDAY - ARCHERY SHOOT, TEAM POLE SHOOT

SHOOTING HOURS: Saturday 8:00 - 3:00, TRADERS WELCOME - $15.00 Fee or Donation, Prize of Equal Value

SHOOTING FEE: $15.00 Single, $25.00 Family


10/29/2016

Little Apple Glow Paddle

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park - Kansas River

Type: Evening float trip

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Contact: Marcia Rozell

Phone No: 785-776-8829

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

An evening canoe / kayak float trip on the Kansas River presented by a partnership of Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan Parks and Rec., and Manhattan CVB.  Participants can bring their own boats or rent a boat to participate.  For more information contact Marcia Rozell at marcia@manhattan.org


12/10/2016

Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Pheasant Hunt for Youth 11 thru 16 yr olds and all Women

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Contact: Glen Elder Public Lands Manager - Chris Lecuyer

Phone No: 785 545-3345

Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

KS Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Glen Elder State Park and many other donors sponsor this pheasant hunt for youth age 11 - 16 and women of all ages.