Prairie Dog State Park News

The Prairie Dog State Park office will be closed the following days:

December 25, 28 and 29.

January 1, 2018

** A vehicle permit is required for all vehicles to enter the park**

The park water system will be turned off for the season on Monday, October 23.  There will be no water available in the park and the shower houses will be closed.  Patrons can use the water hydrant on the front of the office to fill fresh water tanks.  The electricity remains on at all of the camp sites and the vault toilets will be open all year.  Primitive cabin renters, please take note of the no water availability.  The modern cabins have water all year since they are on a different water system. 

The courtesy dock in Leota Cove will be removed on October 18 to allow the contractor to install the new dock for the west side boat ramps.  East Leota Cove will be also be getting a boat courtesy dock.  We apologize for any inconvenience while the dock is removed.

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. 

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.