Prairie Dog State Park News

The park water system has been shut down for the year.  No water is available in the park, the fish cleaning station and shower houses have been closed for the season.  The vault toilets will remain open and the electricity is still on at the camp sites.  The modern cabins are not affected due to them having their own water supply.  Primitive cabin renters; please take note of the water in the park being turned off as no showers are available in the park.

Park office hours are now Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm due to staff shortage.  We will resume normal office hours in the near future.  The park office is no longer open on weekends. 

The fishing dock has been removed due to structural damage.  We are hoping to have it repaired in the near future.  This is contingent upon funding of the repairs.

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.   

The office self-pay station has been updated with a new design and more information to assist in the proper payment and selection of a camp site.

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 Blake Klema, Public Lands 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.