Kansas Outdoor Events


10/15/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 10/15/21 - 10/20/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily Vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay stations.   Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

Please call 620-672-5911 if you need further assistance


10/23/2021

6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Night

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: 6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Night

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Logan Co. - Oakley TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED

Location: The Cave

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Mike Schmeiser

Phone No: 785-443-2952

Time: 8:00 am


Other Information:

Students can register at The Cave, 326 Center Ave., Oakley KS or contact Mike at 785-443-2952.


Saline Co. - Lindsborg THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: Kansas National Guard Range Training Complex

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com if the link doesn't work please type the address in your browser.


Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Amy Schmidtlein

Phone No: 785-640-1600

Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trials

Chili & Pie Supper and Moonlight Ride

In case of inclement weather-and more event details will be updated on "Let's Ride - Perry Lake" Facebook page.

Please remember all vehicles must have a permit 


Jackson Co. - Holton

Location: Banner Creek Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Ted VanDonge

Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com if the link doesn't work please type the address into your browser.


Barton Co. - Great Bend THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: City of Great Bend Police Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

This is an All Day Event



Rooks Co. - Stockton

Location: Lakeview Christian Camp

Type: Women and girls over 11 Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

This course is open for women and girls ages 11+. Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com if the link doesn't work type the address into your browser.


Leavenworth Co. - Easton

Location: Ronald (Ted) & Dawn Staver residence

Type: Advanced Hunter Education - Fall Dog Warm-up/Trials

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Larry Noell

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Fall dog Warm-up/Trials. There is a minimal charge of $65.00 per team to cover the costs of birds and ribbons. A team consists of a dog, a handler and a shooting partner. The field is limited to 28 teams.

Contact information will be updated soon.


Timer Guys LLC Ultra Marathon

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Running Marathon

Dates: 10/23/21 - 10/24/21

Contact: Timer Guys LLC

Phone No: 316-516-5145

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Test your endurance with Timer Guys' biannual Ultra Marathon held on October 23rd through the 24th on the Prairie Spirit Trail. This running marathon offers 50k, 50mile, 100k, and 100 mile options suitable to your preference and starts at the Celebration Hall in Ottawa, KS and the turnaround being at the city of Iola trail intersection. For more information about marathon details and signup, visit Timer Guys - Without us, it's just a parade. We hope to see you there, good luck!

-Please be courteous when parking at the Prairie Spirit Trail trailheads and allow sufficient room for others to navigate when trying to cheer on loved ones, thank you!


Hodgeman Co. - Jetmore

Location: Horsethief Reservoir

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/23/21 - 10/24/21

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com. 


10/24/2021

Finney Co. - Garden City

Location: Sand and Safe Rifle and Pistol Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Contact: Angie Reisch

Phone No: 620-770-6218

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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


10/25/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-25

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061 or sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-ish people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way, we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


Ottawa Co. - Minneapolis THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: Ottawa State Fishing Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Other Information:

This is Monday. The local school is off for teacher work day.

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com if the link doesn't work please type the address in your browser.


10/19/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/19/21 - 10/26/21


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 45 students. Students will be issued class syllabus, class locations, manual, home work assignments at Registration. Class is free. Class is held in Manhattan metro area. 


10/30/2021

Edwards Co. - Kinsley

Location: Kinsley Fair Grounds

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com If the link doesn't work, you will need to type the address into your browser.


Ottawa Co. - Minneapolis

Location: Ottawa State Fishing Lake

Type: Advanced Furharvester Ed Course

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com if the link doesn't work please type the address into your browser.


Midwest Crappie Chasers

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Contact: Jeremy Conway

Phone No: midwestcrappiechasers@yahoo.com

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Crappie

Location: LAKE VIEW BOAT RAMP

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES to enter the State Park- No matter the length of stay.

Notice: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT- COVID 19 fishing tournament guidelines.

Social distance, wear mask if distancing cannot be maintained and be aware of touched surfaces.


Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt

Location: Hays City Sportsman Gun Club 5780 230th Ave Hays, KS 67601

Type: Youth Hunt

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Contact: Shayne Wilson

Phone No: 785-432-1904

Time: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

16th Annual Memorial Youth Upland Hunt

Sponsored by: Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever Chapter 424 and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks 

WHERE: Hays City Sportsman Gun Club  5780 230th Ave  Hays, KS 67601

*** Will email directions when you get registered.***

WHEN: Saturday October 30, 2021 (7:30 to sign in)

WHO: Youth between 12 and 17 years of age. 

Each participant will have the opportunity to harvest 4 birds and will receive instructions in a variety of upland hunting subjects.

Must Register for Hunt by: October 27, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Shayne Wilson (785-432-1904)


10/31/2021

Clay Co.- Clay Center THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: Clay Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com if the link doesn't work type the address into your browser.


11/01/2021

Little Jerusalem 11-01

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, November 01, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park ranger! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way, we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


11/06/2021

Saline Co. - Lindsborg THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: Kansas National Guard Range Training Complex

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, November 06, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com. If the link doesn't work please type the address into your browser.


Leavenworth Co. - Easton

Location: Kent & Libby Ervine residence

Type: Advanced Hunter Education Youth Upland Game Hunt

Dates: 11/06/21 - 11/07/21

Contact: Larry Noell

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Two day Youth Upland Game Hunt. There is no charge for the participants of the event. Youth 15 and under are eligible and must have a valid Hunter Education certificate and a parent or guardian that will accompany them during the hunt. Farm raised upland birds will be planted and will pair the youth hunter and their adult with a working dog and handler for a supervised hunt. This event is limited to around 16 participants.

Contact information will be updated shortly.


11/08/2021

Little Jerusalem 11-08

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, November 08, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061 or sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-ish people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way, we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


11/11/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed Veterans Day

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily Vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay stations.   Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

Please call 620-672-5911 if you need further assistance.


11/15/2021

Little Jerusalem 11-15

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, November 15, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Messages are not checked over the weekends! During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way, we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


11/20/2021

Franklin Co. - Ottawa THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: Camp Chippawa

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Contact: Gun Guys

Phone No: 785-418-0711

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Contact the Gun Guys to register. Bring a sack lunch.


11/17/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 11/17/21 - 11/20/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily Vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay stations.   Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

Please call 620-672-5911 if you need further assistance


11/26/2021

#OptOutside at Cedar Bluff

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Camping

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Skip the lines at the stores and come to Cedar Bluff State Park! Listen to the sound of a cracking campfire over the sound of loud crowds. Details will be updated as the event is planned


Black Friday

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 am


Other Information:

Free Entrance into the Park-No park passes required on 11/26/21


11/24/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed for Holiday

Dates: 11/24/21 - 11/30/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Happy Holidays

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily Vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay stations.   Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

Please call 620-672-5911 if you need further assistance.


12/22/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 12/22/21 - 01/05/22

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Happy Holidays

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily Vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay stations.   Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

Please call 620-672-5911 if you need further assistance.