Kansas Outdoor Events


11/27/2020

Tuttle Treasure Trails /#optoutside

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Scavenger Hunt

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

Contact: Todd Lovin, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Celebrate Black Friday at the park as part of #optoutside with the Tuttle Treasure Trails.  A numbered wood block "treasure" will be placed on each State Park Trail.  Clues will be put on Tuttle Creek State Park's facebook page.  When a treasure is found bring it to the state park office Monday - Friday 8-4:30 AM to collect your prize.  In addition, when treasure is found post it to the facebook page with a selfie. The hunt will continue until all treasures are found.  Post it with #optoutside.  No cost for park entrance on 11/27/20.  


Opt Outside at Cedar Bluff State Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Campout

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us for a fun camping event.  We think fall is the best time to camp, with all the beautiful leaves not the ugly shopping lines.

Get outside instead of fighting crowds.  We will get more details as the year goes!


Free Park Entrance - #optoutside

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Free Park Entrance day at Milford State Park for all vehicles! Camping fees still apply.


Free State Park Entrance - #OptOutside

Location: Statewide

Type: Community

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

This is an All Day Event



Atchison Co. - Lancaster THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Lancaster

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 11/27/20 - 11/28/20

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 am


Other Information:

Class is held at 8690 Haskell Rd., Lancaster KS Nov 27 from 6-10 and Nov 28 from 8-5.


11/25/2020

Perry Holiday Office Closed

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Office Closed Thanksgiving Holdiay

Dates: 11/25/20 - 11/30/20

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Happy Holidays the office is closed so staff can spend time with family and friends during the HOLIDAY

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased on line at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.

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


12/04/2020

Little Jerusalem 12-04

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, December 04, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Other Information:

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. If it is summer it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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

**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


12/07/2020

Little Jerusalem 12-07

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, December 07, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Other Information:

Please call the office and sign up for a tour time. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. If it is summer it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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

**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


12/12/2020

Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt CANCELLED

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Pheasant Hunt for Youth 11 thru 16 yr olds and all Women

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Contact: Glen Elder Public Lands Manager - Chris Lecuyer

Phone No: 785 545-3345

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

KS Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Glen Elder State Park and many other donors sponsor this pheasant hunt for youth age 11 - 16 and women of all ages.


12/18/2020

Little Jerusalem 12-18

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Other Information:

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

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

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

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

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


12/21/2020

Little Jerusalem 12-21

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Other Information:

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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

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

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

**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


01/01/2021

First Day Hike

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: First Day Hike

Date: Friday, January 01, 2021

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 913-594-3600

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Meet at the park office for our Annual First Day Hike!


12/23/2020

Perry Office closed for the Holiday

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office closed for the Holiday

Dates: 12/23/20 - 01/05/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Happy Holidays the office is closed so staff can spend time with family and friends during the HOLIDAY

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

Most license and permits can be purchased on line at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.

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


06/05/2021

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Scott Waters

Phone No: 785-545-3345

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Youth Fishing Tournament! Along with OK Kids - prizes for every participant!!