Kansas Outdoor Events


08/18/2022

Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


08/19/2022

Little Jerusalem 08-19

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

And in the summer.... its HOT there. Plan and be prepared and be safe!!!  Tours might be shorter on the very hot days. And there is a chance tours can be cancelled in the extreme heat.

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

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!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by the naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or other appropriate 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! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

We will start at the main overlook at the west end of the parking lot (The Ramada Overlook) 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. Cancellation notices will be posted on this hike day's info.


08/20/2022

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsmans Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration, available July 21, 2022, and additional information is posted on www.safehunters.com. If the hyperlink doesn't work type the address into your browser.


Kid's Archery Day

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Archery

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-594-3600

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Kids' Archery Day, located in the Sunflower Day Use Area. 


08/19/2022

Washington Co. - Washington

Location: KSDS Training Center

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/19/22 - 08/20/22

Contact: Bill Kern 785-325-2633

Phone No: 785-325-2633


Other Information:

Class August 19, 6:00-10:00pm; August 20, 8:00am-4:30 pm; August 21, 1:00-4:30, 2022.

Held KSDS Training Center, Washington Ks.

Preregister at Law Enforcement Center, 301 B St. Washington Ks.

Class size limited 40

For more Information contact:

Bill Kern 785-325-2633 


Thomas Co. - Colby

Location: Colby Country Gun Trader

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/19/22 - 08/20/22

Contact: Kevin Klag or Abby McGuire

Phone No: 785-462-33967

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Kevin Klag or Abby McGuire at 785-462-3367 Pre-Register by contacting Kevin or Abby, also registration available at Colby Country Gun Trader (Colby, KS).

Class will be Friday, August 19th: 6-9 p.m. & Saturday, August 20th: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


08/15/2022

Leavenworth Co. - Ft Leavenworth

Location: Ft Leavenworth Rod & Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Coursse

Dates: 08/15/22 - 08/20/22

Contact: Mark Luna

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

6:00-9:00 PM on 15, 16, 18 August and 7:30-11:30 AM on 20 August.

Point of Contact: Mark Luna - Email: mark.luna@lvnworth.com Course Location: Fort Leavenworth Rod & Gun Club, Fort Leavenworth, KS Additional Information: Students have to access the Fort Leavenworth Post Security Gates. Students either have to have a valid Department of Defense Identification Card or get a post pass to access Fort Leavenworth.


08/21/2022

Little Jerusalem 08-21

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

And in the summer.... its HOT there. Plan and be prepared and be safe!!!  Tours might be shorter on the very hot days. And there is a chance tours can be cancelled in the extreme heat.

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

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!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by the naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or other appropriate 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! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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


08/19/2022

Ottawa Bike and Trail's Moonrise Bike Ride

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Bike Ride

Dates: 08/19/22 - 08/21/22

Contact: Jeff Carroll - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 4:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is Ottawa Bike and Trail's third Moonrise Bike Ride Overnight Adventure.  Load up your bikes and ride the Flint Hills Trail to Pomona Lake State Park for an evening of food, music, and camping.   You can choose to ride the traditional, 20-mile, route from Ottawa to Pomona State Park.  Or, you can choose the NEW 50-mile route from Council Grove to Pomona State Park.  Or, you can choose to ride both routes, provided you have transportation back to your starting point. Visit www.ottawabikeandtrail.com for more info and registration.


08/21/2022

Edwards Co. - Kinsley

Location: Kinsley Fair Gounds

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

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


08/20/2022

Gove Co. - Grainfield

Location: American Legion

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/20/22 - 08/21/22

Contact: Marvin Beougher

Phone No: 785-673-4832



08/25/2022

Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


08/27/2022

20th Annual Fall River Star Party

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area - Casner Creek Campground

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Enjoy a night with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, they will present an educational program, and then look into the night sky as it gets dark to see planets, moons, stars, constellations, nebulas, and other fun wonders of our skies! Event is in Casner Creek Campground, lawn chairs, and insect repellant are recommended to fully enjoy this great event!


OK Kids Day

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

COME JOIN US FOR OUTDOOR KANSAS KIDS DAY that is put on by the Friends Groups of Tuttle Creek State Park. This will be a free park event with lots of outdoor adventures for your family and friends to enjoy. We will post details as the event comes together. Make sure to mark your calendar on August 27th, for a day full of memories out here at Tuttle Creek.


OK KIDS DAY

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Kids Outdoor Day

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

COME JOIN US FOR OUTDOOR KANSAS KIDS DAY that is put on by the Friends Groups of Tuttle Creek State Park. This will be a free park event with lots of outdoor adventures for your family and friends to enjoy. We will post details as the event comes together. Make sure to mark your calendar on August 27th, for a day full of memories out here at Tuttle Creek.


Smith Co. - Kensington

Location: 1st Saint John Lutheran Church

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

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


08/26/2022

Montgomery Co. - Independence

Location: MG Co Judicial Court basement

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Dates: 08/26/22 - 08/27/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

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


09/01/2022

Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


09/02/2022

Little Jerusalem 09-02

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, September 02, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

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!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by the naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or other appropriate 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! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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


09/03/2022

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Fireworks Display will be presented from the Cedar Point Boat Ramp Rock Jetty area of Lovewell State Park, beginning at dusk on Saturday, Sept 3rd. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


Friends of Cross Timbers - End of Summer Party

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Benefit meal, games & activities

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Cross Timbers will have an evening concert for this end of summer party in the park!


Little Jerusalem 09-03

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE*** 

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

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!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by the naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or other appropriate 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! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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


Cedar Bluff Beach Party 2022

Location: Cedar Bluff Community Shelter

Type: Social Event

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

It's the end of the summer and let's finish it off with a party! The most popular event of the year. This is where all your friends will be!


TRAIL NERDS ASSOCAITION - Tenative

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Trial Running

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816-810-0440

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Trail Running at Perry State Park Hike Bike Trails

Half Marathon Course

Parking at Kimberly Trail Head

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES Please use the self-pay KIOSK. Cash only for Daily Permits: Cost 5.00 per vehicle


09/04/2022

Little Jerusalem 09-04

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 04, 2022

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

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

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

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!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by the naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or other appropriate 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! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

We will start at the main overlook at the west end of the parking lot (The Ramada Overlook) 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. 


09/02/2022

ANNUAL Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 09/02/22 - 09/04/22

Contact: Dewayne Burgess or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785-230-5241 or 785-230-4349

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Perry Wild Horse Annual Celebration

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter, Campground and Trails

Check Facebook "Let's Ride--Perry Lake"

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

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.

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


09/03/2022

Ultra-Palooza Marathon

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Marathon (Running)

Dates: 09/03/22 - 09/04/22

Contact: Midwest Endurance Race Co. (Facebook Page)

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Midwest Endurance brings you Ultrapalooza! It’s the flattest, awesome-est, running-est party in the Midwest! The trail crosses the beautiful Flint Hills and the race will start at the newly constructed Osawatomie trailhead (Mile Zero). The Flint Hills represent one of the last remaining tallgrass prairie ecosystems in the world. This marathon will feature 1/2 marathon, 50k, 50 mile, 100k and 100 mile distance options to test the might of a novice runner to the most experienced, dedicated runner. The route will feature both manned and unmanned aid stations that will are fully stocked with water, hammer nutrition heed electrolyte drinks, snack foods, sandwiches, chips, candy, hammer gels, and more. Runners can sign up and find a detailed itinerary here at Ultrapalooza - September 3, 2022 (ultrasignup.com)


09/08/2022

STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Date: Thursday, September 08, 2022

Contact: JANA SLANSKY

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, September 08, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


09/10/2022

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Launch at safe light


Saline Co. - Salina

Location: National Guard Range Training Complex

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Other Information:

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


Franklin Co. - Ottawa

Location: Ottawa Rec Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Rec Center

Phone No: 785-242-1939

This is an All Day Event



09/11/2022

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: 3D Archery Tournament; Free park vehicle entrance.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

3D Archery Shoot begins at 9 am - Individuals compete on 14 station 3D archery range. Divisions for Men, Women, Youth. Steel Deer Target Contest at 12 noon. Prizes awarded at 1 pm. Free Park Entrance Day, no vehicle permits required.


09/09/2022

BNSF Railroad Tentative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournaments

Dates: 09/09/22 - 09/11/22

Contact: Cragi Eastman

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

This event is tentative more information to follow

Company Event BBQ and Fishing Tournament


09/10/2022

Wyandotte Co. - Kansas City

Location: Wyandotte Co Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/10/22 - 09/11/22



09/09/2022

Best of America by Horseback

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 09/09/22 - 09/11/22

Contact: https://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

BEST OF AMERICA BY HORSEBACK https://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Shelter and Trails

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

Camping fees will apply for all overnight stays


BNSF Railroad

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament and BBQ

Dates: 09/09/22 - 09/11/22

Contact: Craig Eastman

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Company Event -Lake View Campground Cottonwood Bridge Campground Lake View Shelter and Boat Ramp

Contact: craig.eastman@bnsf.com


09/15/2022

Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


09/17/2022

Joe Robertson Memorial Car Show

Location: Meade State Park

Type: car show

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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


Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: Butler Co 4-H Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: Butler Co Extension Office

Phone No: 316-321-9660

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

This course is the field day for the internet assisted course.  Register for the course by calling the Butler County Extension Office at 316-321-9660 after June 17.  Registration closes on Wednesday, September 14.  The course is being held at the Butler County 4-H building at 206 N. Griffith, El Dorado.  You will receive further instructions when you register.  If you have questions please call Gene Maggard at 316-742-3746, or email at gandpmaggard@gmail.com.


Ride the Flint Hills Trail with BCHKS!

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Horse Riding

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: https://www.bchkansas.com/contact.html

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Please join us on the Flint Hills Trail September 17th for a brief horse ride. Riders will meet at Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park near Council Grove, ride the 2-mile Kanza Heritage Trail around this historic site, camp overnight, and then head east on the Flint Hills Trail to Bushong Trailhead. You can sign up here: Back Country Horsemen of America Kansas Chapter | Facebook and be on the lookout for more pending details on the ride at Back Country Horsemen of Kansas (bchkansas.com).

Itinerary - 

Friday: Primitave camping area opens at 4 pm at Allegewaho Memorial Heritage Park near Council Grove. Ride/hike the 2-mile Kanza Heritage Trail around this historic site. Potluck dinner Friday evening, 6:30 pm, with presentation on history of area - bring lawn chairs!

Saturday: Day parking available at Allegawaho Park . Be in the saddle by 10 am, and ready to ride the 2-mile Kanza Heritage Trail; then head either west to Council Grove on the Flint Hills Trail, or east towards Bushong. Riders may go as far as they wish, then turn around and return to Allegawaho. Campers and trailers must be off the premises by 5pm. Please practice "Leave no trace" camping. 

---No fee to ride, no meals provided. 


Miami County Community Foundation Stomp Out Suicide Walk

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Walking

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: Deb McQuay

Phone No: 913-731-8263

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Stomp out Suicide is a walk to provide training and resources in our schools and community.  All donations, entry fees etc. will be available to all schools within Miami County to assist with training for awareness of mental health challenges within the schools. Please join us at the Osawatomie (Mile Zero) trailhead September 17th at 9:00AM where the Miami County Community Foundation will be hosting a 3K walk on the trail with entry fee and silent auction to benefit suicide awareness within the community. For more details, please visit Annual Stomp Out Suicide Walk – City of Osawatomie (osawatomieks.org)


USA BASSIN

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: David McDonald

Phone No: 316-213-5712

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

FIDHING 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.


Clay Co. - Clay Center

Location: 4H Conference Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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


Barton Co. - Great Bend

Location: City of Great Bend Police Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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


09/16/2022

Sedgwick Co. - Maize

Location: Maize Rec Center

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/16/22 - 09/17/22

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

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

Questions can be directed to Emil at 316-990-4678.


MOTDRA- Middle of the Trail Distance Riders Assocaition-Tenative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 09/16/22 - 09/18/22

Contact: Patricia Gifford

Phone No: 785-554-0416

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Shelter Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday

VEHICLE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED.  Must have a Kansas State Park Vehicle Pass or purchase of a daily permit at the office self-pay 5.00 per vehicle.

All Camping Fees will apply


09/17/2022

Gray Co. - Cimarron

Location: Fair Grounds

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/17/22 - 09/18/22

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

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


09/22/2022

Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


09/24/2022

20th Annual Fall River Rendezvous

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Historical Reenactment of the Mountain Man Era 1800-1840

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Step back to 1822, a time with the mountain man and the American Indians walked the recently purchased Louisiana Purchase. A time when Lewis and Clark had finished their exploration, and others were wanting to follow in their footsteps. The event interprets 1800-1840 with a traditional rendezvous when Mountain Men and American Indians camped together to trade for needed supplies from the fur companies. Activities may include Indian and Mountain Men Encampments, Historical Traders, Blackpowder Shoot, Tomahawk Throw, Skillet Throw for the Ladies, and a Kids Gold Rush. Come out to Fall River State Park and step back to 1822.


Catfish Chasers Tournament Series

Location: Milford Lake - State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm



Cornstock 2022

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Fair/Festival

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Contact: www.cornstock.net

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Cornstock - The coolest country music festival in Kansas! 2022 lineup featuring Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Tyler Farr, and more TBA! For more information, please visit Cornstock - Anderson County Corn Festival - Home (accornfest.com).


7TH ANNUAL WEBSTER STATE PARK CAR SHOW

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK TOWNSITE AREA

Type: CAR SHOW

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Contact: DEAN KESTER

Phone No: 785-425-8430

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

CO-SPONSORED BY STOCKTON RODDERS AND WEBSTER STATE PARK. 


Beatrice Bassmasters

Location: Milford Lake - State Park Marina/North Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm



09/22/2022

DCTR Douglas County Trail Riders

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event Trail Ride

Dates: 09/22/22 - 09/24/22

Contact: admin@dctr.org

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Douglas County Trail Riders DCTR https://www.dctr.org

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Shelter and Trails

https://www.facebook.com › Douglas-County-Trail-Riders-189246784419776

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

All camping fees will apply.


09/29/2022

Senior Citizen Golf Cart Ride

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Golf Cart Ride

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Contact: Ruth Theis

Phone No: 913-669-4969

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

The Prairie Spirit Trail will be hosting a golf cart ride for senior citizens to provide them mobility to be able to enjoy the many sights and sounds the trail has to offer. The ride will take place at the Sante Fe Train Depot located at 821 S. Main St., Garnett, KS and will be a short ride south on the trail roughly 2.5 - 3 miles. 


Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


10/01/2022

3rd Annual Friends of Cross Timbers Chili Contest & Fall Craft Show

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Chili Contest/Feed

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2022

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Cross Timbers will host their fall craft show followed by their 3rd Annual Chili Contest.


Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2022

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 

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.


Bassaholics KC Bass Club - Tenative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2022

Contact: Marion Daniels

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Event: Fishing Tournament Bass

Location: North Boat Ramp

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED for all vehicles to enter the State Park - no matter the length of stay.


09/30/2022

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: St Luke's Lutheran Church

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/30/22 - 10/01/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

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


10/01/2022

Sedgwick Co.- Goddard

Location: Lake Afton Public Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/01/22 - 10/02/22


Other Information:

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


09/30/2022

Endurance Events

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Bike Trail

Type: Race

Dates: 09/30/22 - 10/03/22

Contact: Casey Hammond

Phone No: 785-871-2011

Time: 12:00 pm



09/27/2022

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek SP & Fancy Creek Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/27/22 - 10/04/22

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office. Students receive manual, course syllabus, class locations, and home work assignments at sign-in. Course is held in Manhattan(class nights) and field day at Fancy Creek range, Randolph, KS. Course is limited to 30 students.


10/06/2022

Farmers Market - Garnett, KS

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Farmers Market

Date: Thursday, October 06, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Garnett Farmers' Market offers a variety of home grown goods, fresh baked items and farm raised meats and eggs and much, much more. Weekly specials change throughout the season. The market will be open from 4:30PM to 7:00PM every Thursday running from May 5th to October 6th on Main Street between 4th Avenue and 5th along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Vendors include:

Valley View Elk Ranch

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

Campbell Farm Produce

Kerr's Pecans

Girlie Goodies

The Sunshine Basket

Ozark Country Baskets

TT Cattle Butcher Beef

and MORE!

Please visit Garnett Farmer's Market (simplygarnett.com) for more details.


Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, October 06, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, October 06, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


10/08/2022

Halloween in the Park

Location: Meade State Park

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

Date: Saturday, October 08, 2022

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

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


10/04/2022

Crawford Co. - Pittsburg

Location: PSU Yates Hall #102

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/04/22 - 10/08/22


Other Information:

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


10/08/2022

Ford Co. - Bucklin

Location: American Legion

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/08/22 - 10/09/22

Contact: Paul Petrowsky

Phone No: 620-408-6158

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Contact Paul at 650-408-6158 to register.


10/15/2022

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsmans Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration, available September 15, 2022, and additional information is posted on www.safehunters.com. If the hyperlink doesn't work type the address into your browser.


Ellsworth Co. - Ellsworth

Location: EW County Sportsman Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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


Leavenworth Co. - Linwood

Location: Tri County Rod and Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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


10/14/2022

Renegades

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 10/14/22 - 10/16/22

Contact: Cindy Alexander

Phone No: 316-619-6160

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter 

Please remember all vehicles must have a permit 

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.


10/15/2022

Shawnee Co. - Topeka

Location: Shawnee Co State Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/15/22 - 10/16/22

Time: 7:45 am - 5:30 pm


Other Information:

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


10/22/2022

Zombie Walk

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Walking/running

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Contact: Rick Felt or Craig McGee

Phone No: 785-304-6342 or 785-204-2368

Time: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

There will be a 5k walk on the Prairie Spirit Trail by the north lake in Garnett benefitting the local boy scout troop followed by a function near the lake that would host a variety of vendors. 


10/21/2022

Saddle and Sirloin Club of Kansas City

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 10/21/22 - 10/23/22

Contact: Jo Turner and Dewayne Burgess

Phone No: 785-230-4349 or 785-230-5241

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter, Campground and Trails

Check Facebook "Let's Ride--Perry Lake"

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

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.


10/22/2022

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: WIlson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: FIshing Tournament

Dates: 10/22/22 - 10/23/22

Contact: Danny Barrett

Phone No: 620-200-8723

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm



10/18/2022

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: To be determined

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/18/22 - 10/25/22

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office. Students receive manual, course syllabus, locations and home work assignment at sign up. Class is limited to 30 students.


10/29/2022

Rails to Trails Extravaganza (Pending)

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Running Marathon

Dates: 10/29/22 - 10/30/22

Contact: patrick@timerguys.com

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Please join us on the Prairie Spirit Trail in Ottawa at the Celebration Hall for the annual Timer Guys' Fall Rails to Trails Extravaganza ultra marathon. Sign up and race information to be announced. 


11/03/2022

Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, November 03, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, November 03, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


11/10/2022

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shop

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 11/10/22 - 11/12/22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration opens 10/10/2022 at 12:01AM (midnight). Classes have traditionally filled up very quickly.

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


11/12/2022

Turkey Trot Fun Run

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Running/Walking

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Contact: Kelly Farr

Phone No: 913-755-3622

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Ozone USD 367 Sport and Fitness Zone will be hosting a Turkey Trot Fun on the Flint Hills Trail with three different distance options - 1mile, 4k, and 10mile.  Participants will park at Mile 0 and bus 10 mile participants to Rantoul where they will head northwest a bit before looping back around and heading towards Osawatomie.  5K participants will do the same at the Indianapolis crossing. If interested in signing up, please call 913-755-3622 or email farr@usd376.org. Let's make room for that big Thanksgiving feast! Activities (usd367ozone.org)


11/19/2022

Lagerhead Marathon (KC Running Co.)

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Running Marathon

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Contact: Brad Ziegler

Phone No: 816-529-5860

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

This third annual event features a flat out and back course along the Prairie Spirit Trail, a compressed crushed limestone rails to trail course starting and ending in Ottawa, Kansas.  The course is a certified out and back course heading southeast from downtown Ottawa. We ask all marathon and half marathon finishers to complete their race by 3:00pm.  The top three male and female finishers in each event will receive awards along with the top male and female masters finishers in each event. All participants will receive a custom finishers medal. Participants can add a t-shirt ($8) and/ or a sweatshirt ($40) to their registration. All participants 21 and over will also have a craft beer from local brewery Not Lost Brewing waiting for them at the finish line after the race. ID required to be shown at packet pickup.  For signup information, please visit Lagerhead Marathon and Half (runningintheusa.com)


11/25/2022

Black Friday

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Opt Outside

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-594-3600

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Black Friday      #Opt Outside, Kansas State Parks


12/01/2022

Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, December 01, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913 -951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


Not Lost Brewing Ride - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Cycling

Date: Thursday, December 01, 2022

Contact: Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Every Thursday night, cyclists will meet at Ottawa Bike and Trail for the Not Lost Ride. Cyclists will meet at 6:00 pm and the ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp. This is a show-and-go bicycle ride on the trails, gravel roads, and low traffic roads surrounding Ottawa. The 17-25 mile route changes each week but we always have a 10-mile beginner option. After the ride, cyclists meet at Not Lost Brewing to enjoy a cold beer and compare stories. For more information about signup or ride routes, please contact the number or visit Not Lost Brewing Ride (ridewithgps.com)


01/01/2023

First Day Hike 2023

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Hiking

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2023

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-594-3600

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am



01/19/2023

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shop

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 01/19/23 - 01/21/23

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration opens 12/20/2022 at 12:01AM (midnight). Classes have traditionally filled up very quickly.

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


02/09/2023

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shop

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/09/23 - 02/11/23

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration opens 1/09/2023 at 12:01AM (midnight). Classes have traditionally filled up very quickly.

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


03/09/2023

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/09/23 - 03/11/23

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration opens 2/9/2023 at 12:01AM (midnight). Classes have traditionally filled up very quickly.

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


04/06/2023

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 04/06/23 - 04/08/23

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration opens 3/6/2023 at 12:01AM (midnight). Classes have traditionally filled up very quickly.

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