Prairie Dog State Park News

Burn Ban Notice:  Norton County is currently in a burn ban which prohibits all outdoor open burning  including campfires.  No open burning of any type is allowed in Prairie Dog State Park until further notice.  Please contact the office with any questions. 

2017 licenses and permits are now on sale.  Reservations for the 2017 camping season can be made online at

**Vehicle permit is required to enter the park**

The park water system has been turned off for the season.  There is no water available in the park and the shower houses are closed.  The electricity remains on at the camp sites and the vault toilets are open.  Primitive cabin renters please note there are no shower facilities available in the park during the off season.  The modern cabins have water as they are on a separate water supply.  Campers may use the hydrant at the front of the office to fill their fresh water tanks.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Cabin Renters--Please make sure to contact the park office at (785) 877-2953 within 48 hours of your arrival to obtain your key code.   

There is NO HUNTING ALLOWED in the State Park. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Please visit to make your reservations online. All Licenses and Permits can be purchased online through KDWPT.

Prairie Dog State Park also has four cabins available. Cedar Crest and Cottonwood are primitive cabins (no water) while Prairie Dog and Eagle View are modern cabins with running water. Call for a reservation, or reserve a cabin on our website! All cabins have heating and air conditioning, a refrigerator and a microwave.

Please remember to always wear your life jacket when you're on the water, it could save your life. The current water elevation is 2288.10, or 16.20 feet below conservation pool.

If you have questions pertaining to the park, call the park office at (785) 877-2953.

Questions pertaining to the Norton Wildlife Area or hunting should be directed to Luke Winge, NORR Manager at (785) 877-2953.

Questions pertaining to fishing should be directed to Mark Shaw, Fisheries Biologist at (785) 425-6775.

Questions for a Conservation Officer should be directed to the Hays Regional Office at (785) 628-8614.