Event Calendar


07/21/2017

KANSAS VETERANS AND FAMILY REUNION

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: REUNION

Dates: 07/21/17 - 07/23/17

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

SHADY CREEK- VETERANS POINT CAMPGROUND


07/22/2017

Jr Camper's Club 7/22/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


15th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Enjoy a night with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, they will present an educational program, we'll enjoy refreshments, and then look into the night sky as it gets dark to see planets, moons, stars, constellations, nebulas, and other fun wonders of our skies! Event is in Casner Creek Campground, lawn chairs, and insect repellant are recommended to fully enjoy this great event!


07/28/2017

Dam Music Festival

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Festival-WR Amphitheater

Dates: 07/28/17 - 07/29/17

Contact: El Dorado Park Office

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm

Other Information:

A lake, beach, partying, swimming, drinking, super fun Music Festival! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!

Two Concerts...Ten Bands!!!


07/29/2017

SSG Adventure Race

Location: Perry State Park Lake View Shelter

Type: Sunflower State Games Adventure Race

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Contact: COMMISSIONER Tiara Adams, tiaraadams4979@gmail.com

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

This is a SSG (Sunflower State Games) Event Hosted By Off Road Rage Adventures.http://www.offroadadventureracing.com

Meet at Lakeview Group Shelter at Perry State Park.

Check-in: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.

Pre-Race meeting: 7:45 a.m.

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

VEHICLE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE STATE PARK.  $5.00 per day per vehicle or ANNUAL ones are available for $25.00.  Contact the State Park for questions about vehicle permits all other questions about the event contact: SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES and or Tiara Adams, tiaraadams4979@gmail.com


USABassin

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


08/05/2017

Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, Rock/Paper/Scissors Tournament, Sandpile Treasure Hunt Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than August 3rd.


Jr Camper's Club 8/5/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


Horse Shoe Tournament

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Horse Shoe Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Phone No: 785-528-4102

Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration begins Friday, August 8th at 6:00pm.

Ice cream social to follow tournament on Saturday.


Sand Castle Contest

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest

Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Teams of up to 5 persons build sand castles or sand sculptures for fun and prizes. Registration at the State Park Office by 12 noon. Sand castles/sculptures will be judged at 3 pm.


Knotheads 4th Annual Carp Bowfishing Tournament

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/05/17 - 08/06/17

Contact: Sue Graham

Phone No: 785 658 2166

Time: 8:00 pm - 7:00 am


08/06/2017

Frontier Western Celebration-Trail Ride

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: Trail Ride

Date: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Contact: Park office

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 am


08/11/2017

Kansas Team Trail

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/11/17 - 08/12/17

Contact: Bobby Tindal

Phone No: 785-564-0780

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live music!

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This is free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


Trail Nerds Association

Location: Perry State Park Hike/Bike Trails

Type: Mountain Bike

Dates: 08/11/17 - 08/12/17

Contact: Trail Nerds

Phone No: 816-810-0440

Time: 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm


08/12/2017

Kids Fishing Derby - 14th Annual OK Kids Day (Outdoors Kansas Kids)

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Contact: Sherri Withers

Phone No: 785-842-8562

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

At the Fishing Derby 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Lake Henry (Located just South of the Park Office.) – Learn fish ID’s, improve your casting skills and how to bait your hook from the KDWPT Fisheries Dept.  After the 20 minute talk kids will fish for their chance to win a fabulous prize!  (The Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Most Fish were some of our winners last year.) This your first time fishing?  You’ll be entered into a special First Time Fishermen Award for a special prize drawing.   Fishing Poles & Bait will be provided.

We’re hoping to have a FREE Hotdog sack lunch for the first 200 people again this year!


3D Archery

Location: Eisenhower State Park Archery Range

Type: Archery

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Phone No: 785-528-4102

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


08/19/2017

Jr Camper's Club 8/19/17

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Kids Event

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Contact the Cedar Bluff Office for more details 785-726-3212


Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/19/17 - 08/20/17

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Campers decorate their campsites and camping cabins in yuletide themes. The public is encouraged to view the decorations. Entries must register at the State Park Office by 5 pm on Saturday. Decorations are judged Saturday evening, Prizes awarded Sunday morning.


08/22/2017

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/22/17 - 08/19/17

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 to 4 PM. Students receive manual, homework assignments, class syllabus and locations at sign up. Class limited to 50 Students. 

Class will be Aug 22 & 29 from 6-10pm and Aug 26 from 8-5.


08/25/2017

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Free live music!

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This is free family friendly music at the Walnut River Amphitheater.  Vehicle permits are still required.


08/26/2017

Tiara Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Run-Walnut River Beach

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Contact: Patrick Todd

Phone No: 316-516-5145 or Park Office 316-321-7180

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm


Kansas Team Trail

Location: Wilson State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm


USABassin

Location: Melvern State Park - West Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm


09/02/2017

2017 Campin & Cookin BBQ Contest

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: BBQ Contest

Dates: 09/02/17 - 09/03/17

Contact: Rob Dunham at rob.dunham@ks.gov

Phone No: 785-528-4102

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Saturday evening, sell your best BBQ to the campers at Eisenhower State Park. Sunday, have your best BBQ ready for the judges.

Contest fee ($75.00) covers one night of camping (water/electricity and one vehicle permit).

Deadline for registration is August 18th.

Call or email Ranger Dunham for more information.


6TH Annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails Fundraiser

Location: Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campground

Type: Trial Ride Fund Raiser

Date: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Contact: Dewayne Burgess

Phone No: 785-230-5241

Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Contact Dewayne Burgess

785-230-5241

dewayneA10@msn.com


09/08/2017

Lawrence Trail Hawks-100

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Trail Race

Dates: 09/08/17 - 09/11/17

Contact: Sherri Klover

Phone No: 913-558-7622

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

North Shore Trail and Bunker Hill. Shelter 1, Overlook Area. Trail Race


09/09/2017

Women on Target - Fancy Creek Range

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park - Fancy Creek Range

Type: Educational

Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017

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 27, 2017
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


09/10/2017

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

3D Archery Shoot begins at 8 am - Individuals compete on 14 station 3D archery range. Divisions for Men, Women, Youth. Steel Deer Target Contest at 12 noon. Prizes awarded at 1 pm. Free Park Entrance Day, no vehicle permits required.


09/15/2017

Kansas Team Trail

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/15/17 - 09/17/17

Contact: Bobby@kansasteamtrail.com

Phone No: 785-564-0780

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp and Shelter House

http://www.kansasteamtrail.com


09/16/2017

2nd Annual Webster Car Show

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Car Show

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Stockton Rodders 


Trail Nerds

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Trail running Race

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816-810-0440

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Lake Henry start and Finish


Heartland coursing Assn.

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: CWR/LGRA Racing Meet

Dates: 09/16/17 - 09/17/17

Contact: Carol Lear

Phone No: 816-405-6856

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Straight racing.


09/19/2017

Geary Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/19/17 - 09/16/17

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 to 4 PM. Students receive manual, homework assignments, class syllabus and locations at sign up. Class limited to 50 Students. 

Class is held Sept 16 & 26 from 6-10pm and Sept 23 from 8-5.


09/22/2017

Critter Care's 22nd Annual Benefit Horse Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails/Campground

Type: Trail Ride Rain or Shine

Dates: 09/22/17 - 09/24/17

Contact: Critter Care Voice Mail

Phone No: 785-478-9985

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Cost: By Fee or Raffle Ticket

Bring your own horse.


09/23/2017

LANTERN FEST

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: LANTERN FEST

Dates: 09/23/17 - 09/24/17

Contact: MOLLY-CITY OF EL DORADO

Phone No: 316-323-4214

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm


09/30/2017

15th Annual Fall River Rendezvous

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Historical Reenactment of the Mountain Man Era 1800-1840

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1817, a time with the mountain man and the American Indians walked the recently purchased Louisiana Purchase. A time when Lewis and Clark had finished their exploration, and others were wanting to follow in their footsteps. The event interprets 1800-1840 with a traditional rendezvous when Mountain Men and American Indians camped together to trade for needed supplies from the fur companies. Activities will include Indian and Mountain Men Encampments, Historical Traders, Blackpowder Shoot, Tomahawk Throw, Skillet Throw for the Ladies, and a Kids Gold Rush. Come out to Fall River State Park and step back to 1817.


Boulder Bluff Trail Ride

Location: El DORADO STATE PARK

Type: TRAIL RIDE

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Contact: EL DORADO PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


10/07/2017

OK KIDS DAY-FREE ENTRANCE

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: OUTDOOR ACTIVIES

Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

BLUESTEM AREA #7 (FREE ENTRANCE)


CRUIZIN' the SHORELINE

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Car Parade

Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Contact: Denny Tryon

Phone No: 785.554.5846

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Other Information:

CRUIZIN THE SHORELINE Perry Reservoir

Special interest cars/trucks of all years, makes and models will cruise though Perry State Park Oct 7 2017.  This 30 mile drive from Perry KS to Lake Ridge Estates is due to travel through PERRY STATE PARK Campgrounds approximately 1:30. 

Lake Ridge Estates Home Association

Questions? Contact Denny Tyron 785.554.5846 or Donna Tyron 785.845.2794


10/14/2017

Riley Co. - Randolph

Location: Fancy Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com.


10/24/2017

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/24/17 - 10/31/17

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 to 4 PM. Students receive manual, homework assignments, class syllabus and locations at sign up. Class limited to 50 Students. 

Class will be held Oct 24 and 31 from 6-10pm and Oct 28 from 8-5.


10/28/2017

Heartland Coursing Assn.

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: HCA Lure Coursing

Dates: 10/28/17 - 10/29/17

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: 785-379-5430 / 785-640-2662

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. HCA Lure Coursing. East/West Field


HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Location: EL DORADO STATE PARK

Type: HALLOWEEN FUN

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Contact: PARK OFFICE

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

EVENT WILL BE IN WALNUT RIVER (AMPHITHEATER)


11/11/2017

Kansas Crappie Club

Location: Perry State Park Lake View Boat Ramp

Type: Veterans Day Shootout at Perry Lake

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Contact: KansasCrappieClub@Gmail.com

Phone No: 785-207-4321

Time: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm

Other Information:

Kansas Crappie Club, Attn: Joe Bragg
2938 SW Woodstock 
Topeka, KS  66614
785-207-4321
KansasCrappieClub@Gmail.com

Veterans Day Single Pole Shootout at Perry
 This Tournament will be a Fundraiser to help KDWPT with the Free Fishing Licenses for Veterans. They get money every year, but every year it runs out before they can get to everyone. So, to help do our part, we will have a Single Pole Shootout.
***Entry Fee will be $250.00 Per Team
*** Optional Big Fish Contest- $ 50.00 Per Team
*** All Anglers MUST ....only fish with a single pole, rigged with a single artificial lure at a time
***  7 Fish Weigh In with 80% of Entry Fees going to Payouts, with the remaining 20% of Entry Fees going to KDWPT to help provide free fishing & hunting opportunities for our Disabled Combat Veterans with a  
VA Disability rating of 30% or greater.


11/24/2017

Opt Outside

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail - and all other State Parks

Type: Get Outside

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017

Time: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Enjoy all that Kansas State Parks have to offer in the Fall, and do it for free.


10/27/2019

NATRC Competitive Trail Ride (Rescheduled from May 19-21 2017)

Location: Perry State Park Horse Trails/ Campground (Wild Horse)

Type: Competitive

Dates: 10/27/19 - 10/29/17

Contact: www.natracregion6.org

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

This ride is a reschedule from May 19-21 2017