Event Calendar

04/01/2015

Prime Season

Location: ALL STATE PARKS

Type: Season

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

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.

05/30/2015

CFCC & Assoc

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Benefit Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Contact: Deborah Myers

Phone No: 785-272-0778

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

06/05/2015

St. Patrick's Catholic Church Fundraiser Trail Ride

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Beneift Trail Ride

Dates: 06/05/15 - 06/07/15

Contact: Rhonda Stark

Phone No: 785-793-2660

Time: 3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

06/06/2015

National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

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.

Storm the Dam

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race - Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

The chip timed trail run winds through scenic   El Dorado Lake State Park and adjacent private property. The double loop marathon, half marathon and 10K connect to the Teter Nature Trail; with some challenging single track trail. Depending on rainfall expect some wet and muddy crossings. Storm up the dam and enjoy lake views as you run along the lakeshore. Grassy moderate rolling hills of the Boulder Bluff horse trail await you next, work your way through the Walnut Ridge Trail before crossing the finish line near the amphitheater.

The 5K starts with a storm up the dam, enjoy lake views as you run along the shore, find adventure on a short portion of trail course, cross the Walnut River bridge for a final push on paved surface to the finish line.

Hillsdale State Park

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Free Fishing Weekend

Dates: 06/06/15 - 06/07/15

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-783-4507

Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

No Fishing License required for June 6th and June 7th.

11th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

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 06, 2015

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Celebrating National Trails Day! Cross Timbers has five trails for you to enjoy nearly 15 miles total. Check with the office for special guided hikes.

1st Annual Carp Derby

Location: Scott State Park

Type: Fish Derby

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Patsy Lisenby

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

06/07/2015

Kansas Walleye Association Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Annual Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament at Waconda Lake

Kansas Bass Nation - Youth Tournament

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Youth Bass Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Contact: Richard Heflin

Phone No: 785-246-0243

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

East Boat Ramp

Wild Within You, LLC "Heel Creek On Heels"

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: Trail Run

Date: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Kids Fishing Clinic. Free Fishing Weekend. No fishing license required. Pre-Registration at the State Park Office no later than Thursday, June 4th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.

06/13/2015

USA Bassin

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Black Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Eisenhower State Park West Boat Ramp

OK Kids Day

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Family Event

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Join us for the Annual OK Kids Day June 13th.
This year we will have:
Fishing Derby with biggest fish contest
Free Hot Dog Feed
Deer Shed Hunt
Learning how to Geocache
Trap Shooting
Shot Gun Safety and Shooting instructions
Laser Gun Simulator
Pheasant Dart Craft
It will be a great day to get the family outside and enjoy this free event!
Bring your fishing pole and smart phone or GPS. Worms will be provided, or bring your own magic bait!

Manhattan Boys and Girls Club

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Duck Race

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Contact: Leah Braet

Phone No: 785-539-1947

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

A benefit Duck Race with inflatables, face painting and other kid events.

06/14/2015

Kansas Walleye Association

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Walleye Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015

Contact: Shandi Webster

Phone No: 620-899-0222

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

For any questions or to register please visit:

www.kansaswalleye.org

American Bass Anglers Div 66

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Bass Pass Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015

Contact: Terry Taylor

Phone No: 316-655-5998

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

West Boat Ramp

06/20/2015

OK Kid's Day/Free Park Entrance

Location: Wilson State Park

Type: Kid's Events

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Contact: Wilson State Park

Phone No: 785 658 2465

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Check back later for more details

Kansas Horse Draft and Mule Association

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Horse Driving Clinic

Dates: 06/20/15 - 06/21/15

Contact: Don Blake

Phone No: 316-644-9487

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Horse Draft and Mule Association host a driving Clinic.

Van Go Inc

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Fund Raisier

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Contact: Mandy Enfield

Phone No: 785-842-3797

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Marina Parking Lot. Fundraising event. Join Van Go for the party of the summer! Dance under the stars, eat delicious barbeque, and bid on unique outdoor art to benefit Van Go's job-training programs. Since 2003, WFYB has been held at Clinton Lake Marina, and it just keeps getting better! Join 600 of your closest friends in supporting this home-grown non-profit that combines job-training, social services and art to positively impact young lives in Douglas County.

06/21/2015

Hillsdale State Park

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Fathers Day Free Park Entry Day

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-783-4507

Other Information:

No vehicle permits are required at Hillsdale State Park on Fathers Day - June 21st, 2015.

El Dorado Lake Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Swim Course
Swimmers will start at the Walnut River Beach and complete one loop for the Sprint distance and 2 loops for the Olympic distance race.

Bike Course
The bike route starts at the Walnut River campground and continues out to Boulder Bluff Rd. Rd. The bicycles with then turn right and continue to the turnaround point before 12th St. Cyclists with then turn around and continue along Boulder Bluff Rd. until just before the Boating Dock parking lot. The cyclists will then turn around and continue to Myers Rd. where they will turn right. The turnaround on Myers Rd. will lead cyclists back to Boulder Bluff Rd. where they will again turn right and continue back to the transition area. The Olympic distance participants will then complete a second loop.

Run Course
Runners will head out of the transition area and run a loop around the campground and along the bike path for the Sprint distance race. The course is 2 loops for the Olympic distance race.

06/25/2015

Country Stampede

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Country Music Festival

Dates: 06/25/15 - 06/28/15

Contact: Country Stampede

Phone No: 785-539-2222

Other Information:

A four day country music festival featuring the top stars. Information can be gained by going to the Country Stampede website www.countrystampede.com .

06/27/2015

Centennial Bass Club

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/27/15 - 06/28/15

Contact: Terry Carwin/Nate Caldwell

Phone No: 303-601-1723/970-472-0690

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

USA Bassin

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Contact: Kip Pulliam/Rick Wheeler

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

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kids Day at the Range

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park, Fancy Creek Range

Type: Youth Instructional Range Day

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Instructional shooting clinic providing 22 rifles, BB gun, black powder, archery and more for youth ages 8-15. 

Friends of El Dorado Lake Truck & Tractor Pull

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Truck & Tractor Pull

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Contact: Randy Buell

Phone No: 3163217180

Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Admission price includes Park vehicle permit.  

Adult $10

11 & under Free

Racing Starts at Noon

06/28/2015

Bureau of Reclamation Fireworks Ban

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Regulation - Fireworks Ban

Dates: 06/28/15 - 07/05/15

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Other Information:

On Wednesday June 12, 2013 the Bureau of Reclamation announced that fireworks will no longer be allowed on lands or waters owned by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR regulation 43 CFR 423.30 C) due to liability issues. Therefore, the discharge of personal fireworks at Lovewell State Park (including the Pioneer Day Use area), Lovewell Wildlife Area, Twin Coves Private Trailer area and Lovewell Private Cabin area is strictly prohibited. Persons discharging fireworks within these areas will be subject to penalties. Questions can be directed to the Lovewell State Park Office at (785) 753-4971.

07/04/2015

Free Coffee and Donuts

Location: Pomona State Park

Type: Free Coffee and Donuts by Friends of Pomona State Park

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

4th of July Fireworks

Location: Pomona State Park

Type: 4th of July Fireworks

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2015

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 785-828-4933

Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Fireworks display will be at Pomona State Park on Saturday, July 4th.  Best viewing points is the disc golf area.  Fireworks will begin a dusk.

Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fireworks display

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2015

Time: 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Sponsored by Waconda Lake Fireworks.  The display will be shot from the Osage area (where it used to be in the park)

07/17/2015

KS Veteran & Family Reunion

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Reuinion

Dates: 07/17/15 - 07/19/15

Contact: Lance McCune Pres

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

The event includes camping, live bands, military equipment & memorabilia, a fund raising auction, a car show, and more. 

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Friday, July 17

 

, 2015

  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  09:00 Gate Opens with wrist band.
    Registration Opens.  Please stop by to update your address and e-mail.
  10:00 Opportunity tickets available.
  12:00 Kids Tent Opens. Announcements.
  14:00 Announcements and Auctions.  Proceeds support the reunion.
  16:00 Auction and Door Prize ticket numbers called
  18:00 Live Music
  20:00 Live Music
  22:00 FIREWORKS
  23:00 Taps / Quiet time.  Generators off.

Saturday, July 18

 

, 2015

  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  08:00 Gates Open with wristbands.
  09:00 Legion Riders Ride-In
    Registration Opens.  Please stop by to update your address and e-mail.
    Opportunity tickets available.
  10:00 Opening Ceremonies / Speaker / Posting of Colors
    KVFR Car Show
  12:00 First Auction of Day...Support your Reunion!  Kids Tent Opens
  14:00 Announcements
  16:30 Auction and Door Prize ticket numbers called.
  17:30 USO Show
    Car Show Winners
  18:00 Live Music
  19:30 Drawings, have your tickets ready.
  20:00 Live Music
  22:00 FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
  23:00 Taps / Quiet time.  Generators off.

Sunday, July 19

 

, 2015

  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  10:00 Announcements then Non-Denominational Church Services
  11:00 Auction and Door Prizes.  We hope no one goes home empty handed.
  13:00 Closing ceremonies.  Policing of the stage, bleachers and camping areas.

Sunflower State Games

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Competitive Trail Ride

Dates: 07/17/15 - 07/19/15

Contact: Connie Wright

Phone No: 785-528-3275

Time: 4:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

All activities will take place at WestPoint Campground. Come join us for some food, fun and good old competition. register online at: www.sunflowergames.com

07/18/2015

USA Bassin

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Contact: Kip Pulliam/ Rick Wheeler

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

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

5th Annual Wakonda Indian Festival

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Indian Festival

Dates: 07/18/15 - 07/19/15

Contact: Sharon Sahlfeld

Phone No: 785-738-8035

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Offering Native American dance, music, artwork, food and educational interaction with the crowd.

07/19/2015

Sand Castle Contest

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 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 8 am to 12 noon. Sand castles/sculptures will be judged at 2 pm.

"Float Your Boat" contest

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team or Individual Cardboard Boat Building Contest

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015

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 July), 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.

07/25/2015

Sit Ski Clinic – Hillsdale State Park -- Personal Watercraft Ramp

Location: Hillsdale State Park,

Type: Sit Ski Clinic

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Join the Pomona Ski Club, Rough Water Warriors, at noon for a disabled Sit Ski Clinic. Advance registration is required to ski. Enjoy ski time, music, food, beverages, and more all free provided by the Rough Water Warriors. More information coming soon. Held at the Jayhawk Marina on Hillsdale lake just south of Kansas City. See a short ski show following the day of skiing.

http://skipomona.com/event/sit-ski-clinic-hillsdale-ks-jayhawk-marina/

07/26/2015

Wild Within You, LLC "Hell Creek On Heels"

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: 5k, 25k

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 785-650-1620

Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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

08/15/2015

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

08/29/2015

Speedy PD Race

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park, River Pond

Type: Benefit for Parkinson's Disease

Dates: 08/29/15 - 08/29/19

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

09/08/2015

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

https://www.facebook.com/Hillsdalerange?fref=ts

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

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

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

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.  

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.