Kansas Outdoor Events


06/27/2024

4H Golden Plains 4H Campout

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Youth Campout

Dates: 06/27/24 - 06/28/24

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Youth Campout for 4H members.  Pleas contact the Golden Plains 4H club for details


06/29/2024

Little Jerusalem 06-29

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

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

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Please be observant of weather conditions!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. It is also unsafe to have tours in high wind weather (which happens often here!). 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!

**Please be advised that due to unavoidable circumstances, there might be temporary closures of restrooms due to water issues. Plan ahead and make stops in Oakley or Scott City just in case!**

**My days off vary for the summer months. I check emails only when at work. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour or that there is not a tour cancellation due to weather!!!

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 wind chill 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. 


Second Annual Webster Open Disc Golf Tournament

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Disc Golf Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Time: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

The Flyin' Bison Disc Golf Club will be hosting this event.  All Skill levels are welcome!

Registration is 8:30 -9:30 am

10:00 am  Round 1 Tee Off

~1:00 pm  Round 2 Tee Off

5:00 pm   Free Disc Golf Clinic

Entry Fees:  

    Professional Divisions - $40

    Amateur Divisions - $35

    Juniors 18 and Under - $20

     Beginners - $20


Hays Bass Anglers Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Overland Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


06/30/2024

Little Jerusalem 06-30

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Please be observant of weather conditions!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. It is also unsafe to have tours in high wind weather (which happens often here!). 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!

**Please be advised that due to unavoidable circumstances, there might be temporary closures of restrooms due to water issues. Plan ahead and make stops in Oakley or Scott City just in case!**

**My days off vary for the summer months. I check emails only when at work. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour or that there are not weather cancellations!!!

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 wind chill 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.


Will Rippers Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park-Page Creek

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


06/29/2024

Heartland Girl Scouts Campout

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Youth Campout

Dates: 06/29/24 - 06/30/24

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

The Heartland Girl Scouts will be hosting a youth campout.  Please contact your local girl scout office for details


07/06/2024

Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: July 4th celebration

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

Time: 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm


Other Information:

Sponsored by Beloit Chamber of Commerce


Little Jerusalem 07-06

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Please be observant of weather conditions!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. It is also unsafe to have tours in high wind weather (which happens often here!). 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!

**Please be advised that due to unavoidable circumstances, there might be temporary closures of restrooms due to water issues. Plan ahead and make stops in Oakley, Scott City or Lake Scott just in case!**

**My days off are Wednesday Thursdays. I only check emails at work. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!! Emails sent on my days off will not be replied to until Friday afternoon.

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!!!

The off trail hike is free!  But, it is still required to have an annual Kansas State Parks vehicle pass or a $5 daily vehicle pass!

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.

We will start at the 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.

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 wind chill factor in the winter!

**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.


Patriotic Campsite Decoration Contest

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Campsite Decoration Contest

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Most patriotic campsite wins! Enter your campsite with your camp host.


Independence Day Celebration

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Fun day and Fireworks

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Friends of Webster State Park Independence Day Celebration

8:00 am  Flag Raising

11:30 am  Boat Poker Run Registration

12:00 noon 1st Boat on the Water

2:30 Last Hand in @ Townsite

3:00 pm - 6 pm Face Painting

4:00 pm Raffle Basket Drawings & Announce Poker Hand Winner

4:30 pm Water Fight with Rooks County SO, Stockton Fire Dept, and Park Rangers

Fireworks at Dark

Sponsored in Part by Dane G Hansen


Cedar Bluff Celebration of Pets and Vets 2024

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: 4th of July Event

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Here at Cedar Bluff State Park we honor our Veterans that have served our country.  Often these same people (along with their four-legged friends) struggle with the sound of fireworks.   We want to honor them with events that are firework free.  These events include a flag raising ceremony and campsite decorating.  


07/05/2024

Toronto Days

Location: Toronto Point & City of Toronto

Type: Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.

Dates: 07/05/24 - 07/07/24

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Toronto Days will be held July 5-7, 2024. Area wide event, most events held in the City of Toronto will include: street dance, breakfast, parade, baby contest, talent contest, raffle, mud volleyball tourney, and food vendors.  FIREWORKS will be July 5, 2024 after sunset in Toronto Point, this will be a FREE Entrance event.  The Fireworks show plan to have Pete's Donuts & Justin's Sugar Rush for food trucks available for the evenings event.


07/07/2024

Little Jerusalem 07-07

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, July 07, 2024

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

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!

** Please be advised that due to unavoidable circumstances, there might be temporary closures of restrooms due to water issues. Plan ahead and make stops in Oakley or Scott City just in case!**

**My days off typically are Wednesday-Thursday. I only check email on my work days. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!! Emails sent on my days off are not replied to until Friday afternoon.

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.

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.

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 wind chill factor in the winter!

**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.


Little Jerusalem 07-07

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, July 07, 2024

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Please be observant of weather conditions!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. It is also unsafe to have tours in high wind weather (which happens often here!). 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!

**Please be advised that due to unavoidable circumstances, there might be temporary closures of restrooms due to water issues or freezing temperatures (no heat in restrooms). Plan ahead and make stops in Oakley or Scott City just in case!**

**My days off are usually Wednesday Thursdays. I do not check email when not at work. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!! Emails sent on my days off will not be replied to until Friday afternoon.

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.

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.

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 wind chill factor in the winter!

**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 information page.


07/13/2024

I 70 Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024

Contact: Kelly Ross

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm



Backlashers Bass Club

Location: Wilson State Park Otoe Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024

Contact: Justin Allen

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm



07/14/2024

Little Jerusalem 07-14

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Please be observant of weather conditions!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow.

It is also unsafe to have tours in high wind weather (which happens often here!). 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!

**Please be advised that due to unavoidable circumstances, there might be temporary closures of restrooms due to water issues. Plan ahead and make stops in Oakley, Lake Scott or Scott City just in case!**

**My days off typically are Wednesday-Thursdays. I only check emails at work. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!! Emails sent on my days off will not be replied to until Friday afternoons.

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.

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.

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 wind chill 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


07/20/2024

Mammoth History

Location: Lovewell State Park - Southwinds Group Shelter

Type: Interpretive Program

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: 785.753.4971

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Interpretive Program of the history and discovery of mammoths in Jewell County


Sunflower State Games

Location: Topeka, KS

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Other Information:

If you want to participate in the fishing derby, please visit https://sunflowergames.com to register and more information.

If you are a FishKS Certified Angler Instructor and want to volunteer, please contact Sherri Withers (Fishing's Future) at dgsochapter@gmail.com


Silted Water Bass LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 07/20/24 - 07/21/24

Contact: Charles Sheid

Time: 4:00 am - 5:00 pm



07/27/2024

Knotheads Bowfishing

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 07/27/24 - 07/28/24

Contact: Donna Sue Graham

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 am



Hi-Plains Bassmasters Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Overland Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Dates: 07/27/24 - 07/28/24

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


08/03/2024

22nd Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 03, 2024

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!  Vehicle permits are required.


Night Train - Outlaw 100

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail - Garnett, KS start

Type: Night running

Dates: 08/03/24 - 08/04/24

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 am


Other Information:

The Night Train by Outlaw 100 will offer a night running event on the Prairie Spirit Trail. Get your running night groove on.  Registration: Night Train - August 2 - 3, 2024 (ultrasignup.com)


08/10/2024

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Campers decorate their campsites and camping cabins in yuletide themes. The public is encouraged to view the decorations. Entries must register at the State Park Office by 5 pm on Saturday. Decorations are judged Saturday evening, Prizes awarded Sunday morning at 11am at the Beach Shelter.


Family Movie Night

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Outdoor Movie

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Grab your blankets and join us for a family friendly movie night and popcorn! Movie starts at dark.


Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: Butler Co Extension Office

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Contact: Butler Co Extension Office

Phone No: 316-321-9660

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Register for this internet assisted field day by calling or visiting the Butler County Extension Office at 206 N. Griffith, El Dorado, 316-321-9660. Registration ends on August 8. This field day is held at the same location. Class begins at 7:30am on Saturday, August 10and ends at about 4pm.There is a lunch break from 11:15am to 12:15pm. If you have further questions you can call Gene Maggard at 316-742-3746 or email at gandpmaggard@gmail.com


Hays Bass Anglers Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Overland Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/10/24 - 08/11/24

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


08/16/2024

LAKE VIEW SHELTER Company Event

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Private Family Event

Date: Friday, August 16, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

PRIVATE COMPANY EVENT- Fit Excavating

Location: Lake View Shelter 

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


08/17/2024

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024

Contact: Chris Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online www.safehunters.com. The link will NOT work so please type the address into your browser.


08/23/2024

Sedgwick Co. - Wichita

Location: Great Plains Nature Center

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/23/24 - 08/24/24

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online www.safehunters.com. The link will NOT work so please type the address into your browser.


08/24/2024

Ultraverse Supplements LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail Head

Type: Half Marathon/50K Race Hell Creek Half/50K

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024

Contact: Casey Hammond

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Denver Bassmasters Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park0 Overland Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/24/24 - 08/25/24

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


08/31/2024

Cedar Bluff Beach Party 2024

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Dance Party

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2024

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Close out the Summer with our annual Labor Day Weekend Beach Party! Show your skills at cornhole or our favorite... bucket ball! Then jam out to a live band as the sun sets. Cedar Bluff State Park is the place to be for Labor Day Weekend for the whole family.


09/01/2024

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Sunday, September 01, 2024

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 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 Sunday, Sept 1st . State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


08/30/2024

ANNUAL Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 08/30/24 - 09/02/24

Contact: Dewayne Burgess of 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.


08/31/2024

Rod N Reel Carp Derby

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Fishing Derby

Dates: 08/31/24 - 09/02/24

This is an All Day Event



09/07/2024

Hays Bass Anglers Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Overland Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 07, 2024

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


09/08/2024

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 08, 2024

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.


09/06/2024

Ottawa Bike and Trail's Moonrise Bike Ride

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Bicycle ride and campout

Dates: 09/06/24 - 09/08/24

Contact: Jeff Carroll - Ottawa Bike and Trail

Phone No: 913-951-1070

Time: 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

This is Ottawa Bike and Trail's annual 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. Visit www.ottawabikeandtrail.com for more info and registration.


09/07/2024

Wyandotte Co. - Kansas City

Location: Wyandotte Co Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/07/24 - 09/08/24

Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Location: Wyandotte Co. Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/07/24 - 09/08/24

 To register or get more information for the class go to: www.kshuntersed.com

 For questions email Sparky at abbysangle@gmail.com


09/12/2024

Stockton High School Cross Country Meet

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Cross Country Meet

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Cross Country Meet Sponsored by Stockton High School


09/14/2024

Stomp Out Suicide

Location: Flint Hills Trail - Mile Zero Osawatomie

Type: Walking/Running

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Contact: Deb McQuay

Phone No: 913-731-8263

Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 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.


Wild Edibles of Milford

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Guided Foraging

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us for a guided foraging hike co-hosted with KDWP Education Division. Registration required.


I 70 BASS ANGLERES

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Contact: Kelly Ross

Phone No: 785-200-5446

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 am


Other Information:

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.


09/10/2024

Franklin Co. - Wellsville

Location: Wellsville Parks and Rec

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/10/24 - 09/14/24

Contact: Wellsville Parks and Rec

Phone No: 785-883-4532



09/14/2024

Lake Perry Blues

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: TOURNAMENT

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Phone No: 712-899-3321

Time: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

CATFISH TOURNAMENT

Location HIGH TIDE 21 located in Perry Yacht Marina

Registration September 13 2024 contact 712-899-3321 or follow on Facebook (LAKE PERRY BLUES)

Tentative -NORTH BOAT RAMP IN PERRY STATE PARK WILL BE LAUNCH AND RELOAD SITE ONLY-this is TENTATIVE 

VEHICLE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES - NO MATTER THE LENGTH OF STAY


Hi-Plains Bassmasters Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park-Overland Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/14/24 - 09/15/24

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


Oregon Trail Bassmasters Club Tournament

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Page Creek Ramp

Type: Club Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/14/24 - 09/15/24

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

This is a club bass tournament please contact the club for more information.


09/13/2024

MOTDRA- Middle of the Trail Distance Riders Assocaition-Tentative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Trail Event

Dates: 09/13/24 - 09/16/24

Contact: Patricia Gifford

Phone No: 785-554-0416

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Tentative

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

VEHICLE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. No matter length of stay 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.


09/21/2024

Classic Car Show

Location: Lovewell State Park - Pioneer Day Use Area

Type: Car Show

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: 785.753.4971

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Classic Car Show, cars on display for viewing by the public. 


Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: Butler Co Extension Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Contact: Butler Co Extension office

Phone No: 316-321-9660

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Register for this internet assisted field day by contacting the Butler County Extension Office, 206 N Griffith in El Dorado, 316-321-9660. Last day for registration is Wednesday, September 18. The field day location is 206 N. Griffith, El Dorado, in the 4-H Building. Check in and pretest is from 7:30 to 8am. Class starts at 8am. Lunch break is from 11:15am to 12:15pm. The field day will be over by about 4pm. Contact Gene Maggard at 316-742 3746, email gandpmaggard@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Midwest Endurance Race Co

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Long Distance Running

Dates: 09/21/24 - 09/22/24

Contact: Samantha Green

Time: 4:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Midwest Endurance brings you Ultrapalooza! It’s the flattest, awesome-est, running-est party in the Midwest! 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.

Sign up will be posted soon at Ultrapalooza - September 21 - 22, 2024 (ultrasignup.com)


09/22/2024

9th Annual Webster State Park Car Show

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Car Show

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2024

Contact: Libby or Dean Kester

Phone No: 785-415-2200

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Sponsored by Stockton Rodders and Webster State Park.

This Car Show Benefits the Stockton Rodders and Webster State Park OK Kids Day

Located in Rock Point Campground.

Free Vehicle Day at Webster State Park


09/28/2024

22nd 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 28, 2024

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Step back to 1824, 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, Reenactors 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 1824.


AMERICAN BASS ANGLERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024

Contact: Brent Barker

Phone No: 316-652-5939

Time: 4:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

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.


09/27/2024

Ultraverse Supplements LLC

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass

Type: 20 Mile/100K/100 Mile/140 Mile Race

Dates: 09/27/24 - 09/29/24

Contact: Casey Hammond

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



09/24/2024

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/24/24 - 10/01/24

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office, 8 am-4pm. Students receive class syllabus, student manual, class locations and homework assignments at registration. Class is limited to 30 students.

Class dates are 9/24 & 10/01 from 6-10pm and 9/28 from 8-5.

Classroom sessions are in Manhattan, range field day at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph, KS. 


10/06/2024

EAST KANSAS BASSMASTERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 06, 2024

Contact: Brian Keeney

Phone No: 913-424-8285

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

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.


10/05/2024

Kansas Bass Nation Youth Fishing

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 10/05/24 - 10/06/24

Contact: Tate Herrman

Time: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm



10/12/2024

Bikes, BBQ, and John Brown - Osawatomie Tourism Dept

Location: Flint Hills Trail - Mile Zero in Osawatomie

Type: Bicycle Ride

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Ride the beautiful Flint Hills Trail from Mile Zero in Osawatomie to Legacy Square in Ottawa. Signup coming soon.


10/09/2024

Johnson Co. - Gardner

Location: Gardner Parks and Rec

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/09/24 - 10/12/24

Contact: Gardner Parks and Rec


Other Information:

Registration will be available on the Gardner Parks and Rec website when available.


10/13/2024

Kansas Buddy Bass

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2024

Contact: Drew Barnabei

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm



10/19/2024

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Contact: Chris Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online www.safehunters.com. The link will NOT work so please type the address into your browser.


MOONLIGHT RIDE - FPLWHT

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Contact: Amy Schmidtlein or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785-640-1600 or 785-230-4349

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trials

Chili & Pie Supper with 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.


10/26/2024

Halloween at Perry State Park

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Park Event

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Please check out our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/PerryStatePark

Location Lake View Shelter

Vehicle permits will be required.

Possible activities Trick or Treating, hayrack ride, scavenger hunt etc.

Campsite decorations are encouraged.


Kansas Rails to Trails Extravaganza -Outlaw 100

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail - Ottawa, KS Star

Type: Extreme Running

Dates: 10/26/24 - 10/27/24

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

The Kansas Rails-To-Trails Extravaganza runs every fall on the Prairie Spirit Trail.  Choose from 1/2 Marathon, Full Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K, and 100M distances.  Visit  Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza - October 26, 2024 (ultrasignup.com) to sign up.


10/22/2024

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/22/24 - 10/29/24

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office, 8 am-4pm. Students receive class syllabus, student manual, class locations and homework assignments at registration. Class is limited to 30 students.

Class dates are 10/22 & 10/29 from 6-10pm and 10/26 from 8-5.

Classroom sessions are in Manhattan, range field day at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph, KS. 


11/09/2024

Ozone Turkey Trot

Location: Flint Hills Trail - Mile Zero Osawatomie Start

Type: Running/Biking

Date: Saturday, November 09, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Walk, run, or cycle the Flint Hills trail. More Information to come.


11/23/2024

Lagerhead Marathon

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Running - Half Marathon

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

A certified half marathon that is a flat, out and back from Ottawa, KS along the Prairie Spirit Trail. Signup link coming soon.


11/29/2024

Free vehicle entry

Location: Milford State Park - Statewide

Type: Free Entry

Date: Friday, November 29, 2024

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Free vehicle entry for Black Friday #optoutside


Black Friday #OptOuside Free Vehicle Day

Location: Webster State Park

Type: Free Entrance

Date: Friday, November 29, 2024

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Instead of fighting the crowds on Black Friday Opt to be outside and enjoy nature.

Free Entrance to all State Parks