El Dorado Calendar


05/22/2016

American Bass Anglers

Location: El Dorado State Park - Bluestem Ramp #1

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Contact: Ed Watson

Phone No: 316-214-8968

Time: 6:00 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 


05/28/2016

Grand Opening ~ Bluestem Bait Shop

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Grand Opening

Dates: 05/28/16 - 05/30/16

Contact: Darryl Symonds or Shelia Metzger

Phone No: 620-262-7515 316-871-15333

Time: 6:00 am

Other Information:

Come and Welcome our new Bluestem Bait Shop Owners.  

Memorial Weekend May 28th - 30th


06/04/2016

Storm the Dam

Location: El Dorado State Park

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

Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016

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.


06/11/2016

USA Bassin Black Bass Tournament

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Black Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Contact: Rick Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Black Bass Tournament

Following all State Regulations & USA Bassin Rules!


Lantern Fest 2016

Location: El Dorado State Park - WR Area

Type: El Dorado CVB

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Contact: Jen Cook

Phone No: 316-321-9100

Time: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

Register at http://www.thelanternfest.com/events/wichita/

With your Lantern Pass, you will receive a wristband granting you entrance to the event, a Lantern, a marker, a lighter, and a s'mores kit (with enough supplies to make 4 s'mores).

***NOTE: Kids 3 and under are free, ages 4 to 12 will need to register with a "$5 kids pass", they will receive entrance to the event as well as a small gift ***

EVENT DAY INFO:

Gates open at 3pm. 

Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event.

 THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU: 

**No glass containers and no outside alcohol will be permitted by the venue

~A blanket or chairs for sitting
~A jacket in case you get chilly
~A smile, because you’re never fully dressed without it
~Some money or a credit card to buy a snack or drink
~Your dancing shoes!

***Oh and one more thing, please try to carpool. The venue may be charging for parking.


06/12/2016

American Bass Anglers

Location: El Dorado State Park - Bluestem #1

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016

Contact: Ed Watson

Phone No: 316-214-8968

Time: 6:00 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 


El Dorado Lake Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016

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.


06/25/2016

Friend of El Dorado Lake Mud Run & Garden Tractor Pull

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Mud Run

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Contact: Randy Buell

Phone No: 3163217180

Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Admission - $10 Adult

11 and under Free

Admission includes your Park vehicle permit!

Racing starts at NOON

Garden Tractor Pull starts at 1:00pm.


07/04/2016

July 4th Parade

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: 4th of July Parade

Date: Monday, July 04, 2016

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:30 am

Other Information:

July 4th Parade at Bluestem Point starting at 9:30AM. The route will start at the BS Bait Shop and travel thru Bluestem Areas 5, 6, 7, 3, 4, and end back at the Bait Shop.  

The Bluestem vintage car club will be there, and they will also have a Bike decorating contest!


07/15/2016

KS Veteran & Family Reunion

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Reuinion

Dates: 07/15/16 - 07/17/16

Contact: Lance McCune Pres

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Welcome

Welcome to Kansas Veterans and Family Reunion

This year's reunion will be held on July 15-17, 2016

Held on Veterans Point, Shady Creek Area, El Dorado State Lake.

There will be FREE Lake access Fee for all prior and active and retired military with accepted military or Veteran's Administration ID or DD-214 or other proof of service. Many thanks to the KDWPT for their help and for allowing the veterans to enjoy this benefit.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Friday, July 15th, 2016
  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.
  11:00 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 by Wolfgang
  22:00 FIREWORKS
  23:00 Taps / Quiet time.  Generators off.
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  08:00 Gates Open with wristbands.
  09:00
    Registration Opens.  Please stop by to update your address and e-mail.
    Opportunity tickets available.
  10:00 Opening Ceremonies / Posting of Colors Legion Riders Ride-In
  11:00 Kids Tent Opens; Presentation of Donation checks.
    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 games
    Car Show Winners
  18:00 Live Music by Crazy Heart
  19:30 USO show, Drawings, have your tickets ready.
  20:00 Live Music Wolfgang
  22:00 FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
  23:00 Taps / Quiet time.  Generators off.
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
  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.

See you all next year
HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME


07/17/2016

American Bass Anglers

Location: El Dorado State Park - Bluestem Ramp #1

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Contact: Ed Watson

Phone No: 316-214-8968

Time: 6:00 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 


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 


08/27/2016

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.


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!


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 


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


09/24/2016

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!