Kansas Outdoor Events


09/21/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan SUSPENDED

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/21/21 - 09/28/21


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 40 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. 


09/28/2021

Perry Lecompton USD Cross County Practice

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Practice and Work Days Wild Horse

Dates: 09/28/21 - 09/29/21

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Area. Wild Horse Trails

Perry Lecompton High School athletes and sponsors


09/30/2021

CROSS COUNTRY MEET- PERRY LECOMPTON HIGH SHCOOL

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Cross Country Meet

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Contact: Perry Lecompton USD 343 high School

Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Location is at the Wild Horse Equestrian Area.  This event will not be near the camping area.

Sponsored by Perry Lecompton High School


09/27/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 09/27/21 - 09/30/21

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.


10/01/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-01

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, October 01, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

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

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 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 at least 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. 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, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. If it is 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!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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, 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. Wear boots, bring sunscreen, water, a snack and a hiking stick! 

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


10/02/2021

Wakonda Indian Festival

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Indian Festival

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Sharon Sahlfeld

Phone No: 785-738-8035

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Offering Native American dance, music, artwork, food and educational interaction with the crowd.


2nd Annual Friends of Cross Timbers Chili Contest

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Chili Contest/Feed

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Cross Timbers will host their 2nd Annual Chili Contest.


OK Kids Day

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Come enjoy outdoor kid friendly games, wildlife programs, archery, trap and black powder shoots, prizes and free lunch.

Event is located at the El Dorado Shooting Range.


I-70 Bass Anglers

Location: Milford State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm



Hell Creek 100

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: Race-runners

Dates: 10/02/21 - 10/03/21

Contact: Jordon Ward Or Chase Hammond

Phone No: 785-226-4467

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm



Hell Creek 100

Location: Hell Creek-Switchgrass Trail

Type: Race

Dates: 10/02/21 - 10/03/21

Contact: Jordon Ward

Phone No: 785-226-4467

This is an All Day Event



Gray Co. - Cimarron SUSPENDED

Location: Cimarron

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/02/21 - 10/03/21

Contact: Manuel Torres

Phone No: 620-227-8609

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com Any questions can be directed to Manuel at 620-227-8609 or cell 620-966-8570.


10/04/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-04

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, October 04, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 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 Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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


PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Clpsed

Date: Monday, October 04, 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


10/05/2021

Colvin 5th Grade Class

Location: WIchita

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

CLOSED EVENT FOR STUDENTS ONLY.  5th Graders fishing at OJ Watson park. To volunteer, certified instructors please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911


10/08/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-08

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, October 08, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 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


Ottawa Co. - Minneapolis

Location: Ottawa State Fishing Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Friday, October 08, 2021

Time: 8:30 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 in your browser.


10/09/2021

Mud Run

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Mud Run

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Mud Run event will be located at area 8 in Bluestem Point


Halloween in the Park

Location: Meade State Park

Type: campsite decoration, trick-or-treat, costumes, trunk-or-treat

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for more information on this event.


Butler Co. - El Dorado THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: 4-H Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Gene Maggard

Phone No: 316-321-9660

Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPT 18.

Contact: Gene Maggard, 316-742-3746/gandpmaggard@gmail.com Location: 4-H Building in El Dorado, 206 N. Griffith Information: This is a field day for the internet assisted course. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 15, by contacting the Butler County Extension Office, 316-321-9660, 206 N. Griffith in El Dorado. Participants must complete the internet course prior to the field day and bring a certificate of completion to the course.


Ellsworth Co. - Ellsworth

Location: Ellsworth Co Sportsmans Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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


Coffey Co. - Lebo

Location: American Legion Post 323

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 09, 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, type the address in the browser.


10/08/2021

Kingman Co. - Kingman THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED

Location: United Methodist Church

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/08/21 - 10/09/21

Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 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.


10/09/2021

Saline Co. - Lindsborg

Location: Kansas National Guard Range Training Complex

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Time: 8:00 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.


10/06/2021

Shawnee Co. - Topeka

Location: Sunrise Optimist Club

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/06/21 - 10/10/21


Other Information:

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


10/10/2021

East Kansas Bassmasters Rescheduled

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Contact: eastksbassmasters@gmail.com

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Original Date Sunday May 16 2021-postponed to Oct 10 2021

FISHING TOURNAMENT -BASS

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’s guidelines.

Wear a mask, be aware of touched surfaces and social distance.

http://www.eastkansasbassmasters.com/


10/09/2021

Ford Co. - Bucklin

Location: American Legion

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/09/21 - 10/10/21

Contact: Paul Petrowski

Phone No: 620-408-6158


Other Information:

Students will need to call Paul to register.


Sedgwick Co. - Goddard

Location: Lake Afton Public Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/09/21 - 10/10/21

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 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.

Class will be held Oct 9 8:30am - 5pm and Oct 10 1pm-5pm. 


Russell Co. - Luray

Location: Luray Community Center

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/09/21 - 10/10/21

Contact: Diane Siemiller

Phone No: 785-324-2418

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Class will be held Saturday 9-12, 1-5. Students are responsible for their own lunch. A microwave is available. Sunday will be held 1-5pm.

Contact Byron at 785-324-0633 or Diane at 785-324-2418.


10/11/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-11

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, October 11, 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!.

Bring binoculars! They are fun to use to spot birds, bird nests, observe lizards, etc!!!

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.

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


10/15/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-15

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 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


Saline Co. - Lindsborg

Location: Kansas Nation Guard Range Training Complex

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Friday, October 15, 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 please type the address into your browser.


10/16/2021

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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

Registration will open on 7/18/2021 at 12:01am.


Leavenworth Co. - Linwood

Location: Tri-County Rod and Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 16, 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 type the address in your browser.

Tri County is located at 18573 Stillwell Rd, Linwood KS


Clay Co. - Clay Center

Location: 4H Community Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 16, 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 in your browser.


Greater Andover Days

Location: Andover Central Park

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Contact: City of Andover

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

During Greater Andover Days, there will be 3 fishing clinics for youth 5 an older. Sessions are free but are limited to 20 participants each and registration is required. All equipment is provided. For more infromation or to register, please contact kcork@andoverks.com


10/15/2021

Butler Co. - Augusta

Location: United Methodist Church

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/15/21 - 10/16/21

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 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.

Class will be held Oct 15 at the Methodist Church and an outside portion at Michael Murphys on Oct 16.


10/16/2021

Denver Bass Masters

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 10/16/21 - 10/17/21

Contact: J J Branson

Phone No: 619-420-8815

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm



Dickinson Co. - Abilene

Location: Abilene Rec

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/16/21 - 10/17/21

Contact: Abilene Rec

Phone No: 785-263-7266


Other Information:

Students must register with Abilene Rec.


10/10/2021

Jefferson Co. - Valley Falls

Location: Delaware Township Hall Basement

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/10/21 - 10/17/21


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.


10/18/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-18

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 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. If it is 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!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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


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



Barton Co. - Great Bend

Location: City of Great Bend Police Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information can be found online at www.safehunters.com. If link does not open, please type address in your browser.


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.


10/16/2021

Nemaha Co. - Sabetha

Location: Sabetha City Hall

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/16/21 - 10/23/21

Contact: Sabetha City Hall

Phone No: 785-284-2158

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Students need to register with Sabetha City Hall.

Any questions can be directed to Trent Menold at 785-285-0076 or Todd Rokey at 785-285-0050.


10/23/2021

Saline Co. - Lindsborg

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.


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. 


10/25/2021

Ottawa Co. - Minneapolis

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

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. 


10/28/2021

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/28/21 - 10/30/21

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available on www.safehunters.com. Registration will open at midnight Sept 28, 2021


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.


Riley Co. - Randolph

Location: Blue Valley High School

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 30, 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 in 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.


10/31/2021

Clay Co.- Clay Center

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.


11/06/2021

Saline Co. - Lindsborg

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.


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.


Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 11/11/21 - 11/13/21

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available on www.safehunters.com. Registration will open at midnight Oct 11, 2021


11/20/2021

Franklin Co. - Ottawa

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.


01/13/2022

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 01/13/22 - 01/15/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available on www.safehunters.com. Registration will open at midnight Dec 14, 2021


02/17/2022

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/17/22 - 02/19/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available on www.safehunters.com. Registration will open at midnight Jan 18, 2022


03/10/2022

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/10/22 - 03/12/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available on www.safehunters.com. Registration will open at midnight Feb 10, 2022


04/14/2022

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 04/14/22 - 04/16/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available on www.safehunters.com. Registration will open at midnight March 15, 2022.