Kansas Outdoor Events


04/11/2021

Kansas Bass Nation Youth

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm



04/09/2021

Jayhawk Retriever Club

Location: Byron Walker Wildlife Area

Type: AKC Hunt Test

Dates: 04/09/21 - 04/11/21

Contact: Mark Balkenbush

Phone No: 620-491-1580

Time: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm



04/11/2021

Cast and Blast

Location: Council Grove Reservoir

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021

Contact: Phil Taunton

Phone No: 620-794-5373

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Cast and Blast - crappie tournament, fishing education, and sporting clay shoot at Council Grove Reservoir. For more information or to volunteer to help, please contact Phil Taunton at 620-794-5373


04/14/2021

Little Jerusalem 04-14

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Other Information:

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

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

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

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

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


Perry State Park Office Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Due to staff Training the office will be closed all day

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

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

On line camping reservations can be made at www.reserveamerica.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com

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


04/17/2021

Geary Co. - Junction City THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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

Registration will open on 01/17/2021 at 12:01am.


Barton Co. - Great Bend THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Great Bend Police Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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


Finney Co. - Garden City

Location: Sand and Sage Rifle Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Other Information:

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


Pottawatomie 4-H Sportfishing

Location: Pottawatomie SFL #2

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

The Pottawatomie 4-H Sportfishing group will host a closed event for their youth and members at Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake #2. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911 or kdwpt.fishks@ks.gov.


Kansas Crappie Trail

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Contact: Dylan Faulcolner

Phone No: 913-416-3481

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Fishing Tournament - Crappie

Location Lake View Boat Ramp

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


Western NE Bass

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 04/17/21 - 04/18/21

Contact: Matt Vollmar

Phone No: 402-659-2358

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm



04/20/2021

Little Jerusalem 04-20

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

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

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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

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

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

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

**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


04/24/2021

24Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Start will be at safe light.


Kansas Buddy Bass LLC

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Contact: Michael McKinney

Phone No: 785-383-2144

Time: 5:00 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


04/25/2021

American Bass Anglers

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021

Contact: Brent Barker

Phone No: 316-652-5939

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm



The Winded and Wounded

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021

Contact: Patrick Willyard

Phone No: 785-506-4975

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT 

Location: Rock Creek Boat Ramp

NOTICE: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT-COVID 19 fishing Tournament’s guidelines.

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


04/27/2021

Little Jerusalem 04-27

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

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

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

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. Its summer and 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!

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


04/30/2021

Shultz Family

Location: Neosho Lake Shelter House

Type: Shultz Family Reunion

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Contact: Denise Gecy

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



05/01/2021

Let's Camp America- Paint with Miss Kansas

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park - Bluffton Shelter

Type: Social Gathering

Date: Saturday, May 01, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Let's Camp America! Come to Cedar Bluff to camp and join Miss Kansas for a painting class! We enjoyed her so much last year we had to have her back! Details will be updated as more is planned.


Let's Camp America

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Let's Camp America

Date: Saturday, May 01, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Get your camping on. Free entrance into El Dorado State Park for 5/1/2021 only


Wichita's Littlest Heroes Fishing Derby

Location: OJ Watson Park -Wichita

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, May 01, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Wichita's Littlest Heroes is hosting a fundraising event at OJ Watson Park in Wichita, KS on May 1, 2021 from 8am to 1pm. You must purchase tickets to participate. Click the link below for more information.  If you want to volunteer to help with the fishing derby, please contact David Breth at 620-672-5911.

https://www.wichitaslittlestheroes.com/1st-annual-fishing-derby


Atchison Bass Club

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 01, 2021

Contact: Brian Monson

Phone No: 913-638-9539

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 am


Other Information:

Club FISHING TOURNAMENT -Bass

Location: Slough Creek Corp of Engineers Boat Ramp

NOTICE: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT-COVID 19 fishing Tournament’s guidelines.

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


American Legion Riders of Paola Ruck Walk

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Walk/Ruck Walk

Date: Saturday, May 01, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

The American Legion Riders of Paola are hosting a 5k, 10k, and 10k ruck walk/run. The ruck criteria is you carry 10% or more of you body weight in non-perishable food items that will and can be used to help make monthly meals for our local veterans in need. The event will start at the Osawatomie trailhead (mile zero) roughly 8:00am and end at about 3:00pm. A great walk for a great cause, we hope to see you there!

For more information about the event and how to register, visit ALR 156 5K Run | Facebook.


05/05/2021

Prairie Winds Christian School

Location: Artesian Shelter at Meade Fish Hatchery

Type: Artesian Shelter in use

Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Contact: Wayne Koehn

Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm



05/08/2021

Kansas Horse Council-Clinic

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Cowboy Dressage Clinic

Date: Saturday, May 08, 2021

Contact: JiIl Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Kansas Horse Council will be hosting a cowboy dressage clinic at the boulder bluff equestrian horse arena. Please contact park office for more details 316-321-7180


05/09/2021

All American Catfish Tournament

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Catfish Tournament

Date: Sunday, May 09, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Contact El Dorado Park Office about catfish tournament details  316-321-7180


05/14/2021

School Fishing Clinic

Location: Emporia, KS

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Friday, May 14, 2021

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 620-672-5911

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

A closed school event. Asking for Certified Volunteers. 

5th graders to Camp Alexander on May 14. The fishing stations will last about an hour. There will be 18-20 students in each group. (Anyone attending will need to have a mask on.) Other Adults will be on site to help. Contact David Breth if you want to volunteer. 


05/15/2021

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Start time will be safe light.


Family Movie Night

Location: El Dorado Lake- Walnut River Amphitheatre

Type: Family Movie Night

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Family Movie Night will be located at Walnut River Amphitheatre

Friends of El Dorado Lake will be selling popcorn and drinks. Movie will be decided as event gets closer. Movie will start at 9pm


Average Joes Fishing Club, LLC

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Contact: Van Hendrickson

Phone No: 816-529-5596

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT -

Location: Rock Creek Boat Ramp- Corp of Engineers

NOTICE: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT-COVID 19 fishing Tournament’s guidelines.

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


Douglas Co. - Baldwin City

Location: Eckman Gamebird Farm and Hunting

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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


05/16/2021

East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Contact: eastksbassmasters@gmail.com

Time: 7:00 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.

NOTICE: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT-COVID 19 fishing Tournament’s guidelines.

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

http://www.eastkansasbassmasters.com/


05/22/2021

Lane Co. - Dighton

Location: Lane Co Fair Grounds

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Other Information:

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


05/23/2021

ALL AMERICAN CATFISH TOURNAMENTS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021

Contact: Tim Berger

Phone No: 913-486-4462

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT -Catfish

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp and Shelter

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

NOTICE: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT-COVID 19 fishing Tournament’s guidelines.

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

https://allamericancatfish.com


05/29/2021

Cedar Bluff Park Party

Location: Cedar Bluff Bluffton Area

Type: Social Gathering

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us for our Annual Memorial Day Park Party. We will have food trucks, back yard games, and jet ski demos. Then end the night with DJ Willy Will! Come kick off your summer the best way you can! Details will be updated as more is planned.


Music in the Park

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Music in the Park

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Cross Timbers will present music in the park.


Music in the Park-Walnut River Amphitheatre

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music in the Park

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Band and Time to be announced as event gets closer!

Band will perform at Walnut River Amphitheatre 

*Please bring blankets and /or chairs**


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!!


National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking or mountain biking one of seven trails at Fall River. Check out the new Badger Creek Trail just completed by the Kansas Trails Council.  Insect repellent, water, and sunscreen are recommended. 


National Trails Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Celebrating National Trails Day! Cross Timbers has six trails for you to enjoy nearly 15 miles total.


Breakfast Ride In

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Breakfast Benefit

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

A breakfast ride - in, hosted by the Friends of Cross Timbers, more info to come


Ramon Criss-Storm the Dam Half Marathon Trail Run

Location: El Dorado State Park-Walnut River Amphitheatre

Type: Half Marathon-Trail Run

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Brandi Lane with OZ Events will be hosting a trail run 10K & 5K 

Storm the dam will be be located at the Walnut River Amphitheatre


Flint Hills Kayak Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek & Otoe Boat Ramps

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Steve Lutze

Phone No: 785-806-6001

Time: 5:30 am - 1:30 am



PERRY STATE PARK

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: FREE ENTRANCE DAY

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Vehicle permits will be waived for this day only at Perry State Park.

ALL CAMPING FEES STILL APPLY

Please call the Park Office 785-246-3449 for questions or concerns


Marion Co. - Marion

Location: VFW

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Randy Jantz

Phone No: 620-877-7791

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Students must register with Randy Jantz. Class is sponsored by Marion Co Quail Forever.

VFW is located at 420 W Santa Fe, Marion KS


Fishing Day at Pomona

Location: Pomona State Park

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: David Breth

Phone No: 6206725911

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

To volunteer, please contact David Breth.


Bass Federation of Kansas

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/05/21 - 06/06/21

Contact: Larry Stoafer

Phone No: 913-240-5254

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm



06/12/2021

Annual OK Kids- Cedar Bluff

Location: Cedar Bluff Area Office

Type: Family Event

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

It is time for our annual OK Kids! We expanded the pond so more can join us! Join us for fishing, archery, and more! Free hot dog feed for the kids and their family. Details will be updated as we plan the event.


Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Start time will be safe light.


Family S'mores & Movie Night

Location: El Dorado Lake-Bluestem Point-Quail Run Shelter

Type: Family S'more and Movie Night

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Friends of El Dorado Lake will provide S'mores and Family Movie 

S'mores at 8pm

Movie will start at 9

Event will be located at Bluestem Point-Quail Run Shelter.


All American Kayak Series

Location: Lake Shorelines for Launching

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Contact: Joshua Boothe

Phone No: 417-499-1043

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm



American Bass Anglers

Location: Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/12/21 - 06/13/21

Contact: Brent Barker

Phone No: 316-652-5939

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm



06/13/2021

South Fork Archers

Location: Byron Walker Wildlife Area

Type: 3D Archery

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4154

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm



06/19/2021

Kansas Walleye Tournament

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Kansas Walleye Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Walleye Tournament will be held at boat ramp #2 in Bluestem Point


Mud Run

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Mud Run

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Mud Run will be hosted by Friends of El Dorado Lake

Event will be located in area 8 at Bluestem Point


Horse Trail Ride

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Horse Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Come have Fun & Fellowship with your horses and enjoy the equestrian trails along boulder bluff 


06/18/2021

Kansas Veterans Reunion

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Kansas Veterans Reunion

Dates: 06/18/21 - 06/20/21

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Kansas Veterans Family Reunion is June 18-20th-located at Veterans Point in Shady Creek-Flyer Coming soon!!


06/20/2021

Triathlon Race

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Triathlon Race

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Triathlon Race will be located at the Walnut River Beach


06/26/2021

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Music in the Park

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Music in the Park will be located at the Walnut River Amphitheatre-Band will be announced closer to the event.


06/25/2021

Prairie Fire Shooters-Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Dates: 06/25/21 - 06/26/21

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Prairie Fire Shooters-Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Come watch an area filled with exciting talent on horses.

**Vehicle permit required**


07/03/2021

LakeFest 2021

Location: Osage

Type: Fun in the Sun

Date: Saturday, July 03, 2021

Contact: Glen Elder State Park

Phone No: 785-545-3345

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

More to come as activities are organized!


Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: July 4th celebration

Date: Saturday, July 03, 2021

Time: 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm


Other Information:

Sponsored by Beloit Chamber of Commerce

Tentative rain date, July 4.


Waves of Freedom- Celebration of Vets and Pets

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Social Event

Date: Saturday, July 03, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

At Cedar Bluff State Park we love our veterans and pets! We are a perfect place for them all due to our firework free zone. We do celebrate our freedom with a Pet and UTV parade and prizes for the "most patriotic" campsite. Details will be updated in this event page as we plan it. Make sure to mark your calendar!


Boat Parade

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Boat Parade-Shady Creek Marina

Date: Saturday, July 03, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Boat Parade will start at Shady Creek Marina and go East into the old lake bluestem, towards hwy 177 then back to marina. 


07/02/2021

Toronto Days

Location: Toronto Point & City of Toronto

Type: Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.

Dates: 07/02/21 - 07/04/21

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Toronto Days will be held July 2-4, 2021. Area wide event, most events held in the City of Toronto will include: street dance, baby contest, talent contest, mud run, raffle, mud volleyball tourney, and food vendors.  FIREWORKS will be July 3, 2021 after sunset in Toronto Point.


07/04/2021

4th of July Parade

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: 4th of July Parade

Date: Sunday, July 04, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

4th of July Parade will start at the bluestem baitshop


07/11/2021

South Fork Archers

Location: Byran Walker Wildlife Area

Type: 3D Archery

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4154

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm



07/17/2021

Beach Bash-Family Style!

Location: El Dorado Lake

Type: Beach Bash-Family Style!

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Details coming soon-event hosted by Friends of El Dorado Lake


07/31/2021

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music in the Park

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Band to be announced as event gets closer.

Event will be located at Walnut River Amphitheatre


08/02/2021

Oregon Trail Bass Masters

Location: Wilson State Park Otoe Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/02/21 - 08/03/21

Contact: Charles Shied

Phone No: 402-705-2987

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm



08/07/2021

S'moresfest

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Social Event

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us for our annual S'moresfest! This is a once of a kind event where we celebrate the best camping food- S'MORES! We will have a good competition and then a group s'more roast. Come show off your S'mores skills... it will be S'MORE fun!


08/04/2021

Shawnee Co. - Topeka

Location: American Legion Post 400

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/04/21 - 08/08/21


Other Information:

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


08/08/2021

South Fork Archers

Location: Byron Walker Wildlife Area

Type: 3D Archery

Date: Sunday, August 08, 2021

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4154

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm



08/12/2021

Ellis Co. - Hays

Location: Hays Rec

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/12/21 - 08/14/21

Contact: Hays Rec

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Hays Rec Classes: They do require a $5.00 fee to attend. Refundable as a credit to your account only if you cancel 5 business day prior to the first day of class. Registration can be done in office at 1105 Canterbury Drive, Hays KS or online at www.haysrecweb.org.


08/14/2021

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/14/21 - 08/15/21

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.


Pikes Peak Bassmasters

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/14/21 - 08/15/21

Contact: Joe Conway

Phone No: 719-491-2272

Time: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm



08/21/2021

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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

Registration will open on 05/23/2021 at 12:01am.


Washington Co. - Washington

Location: KSDD Training Center

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/21/21 - 08/23/21

Contact: Bill Kern

Phone No: 785-747-7218


Other Information:

Registration is two weeks prior to class (Aug 7), Law Enforcement Training Center, 301 B St., Washington

Direct questions to Bill Kern at 785-747-7218 or Leland Cook at 785-541-0353.


08/28/2021

Saline Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021

Contact: Greg Salisbury

Phone No: 785-452-0478

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

All Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays classes will be posted on www.safehunters.com for registration when registration is opened by the organizing instructor. 

All questions can be directed to Greg at 785-452-0478.


08/24/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/24/21 - 08/31/21

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 35 students. Students will be issued class syllabus, class locations, manual, home work assignments at Registration. Class is free. Class is held in Manhattan metro area. 


09/04/2021

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021

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 4th. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


Labor Day Beach Party

Location: Cedar Bluff Bluffton Beach

Type: Dance Party

Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

End the summer with a party... A Beach party! DJ Willy Will will be pumping the jams at the Bluffton Beach. Join your friends at this "outdoor club"- No shirt, no shoes... no problem! Details will be updated as the event is planned so mark your calendar!


Friends of Cross Timbers - End of Summer BBQ

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Benefit meal, games & activities

Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Cross Timbers will have a BBQ and scavenger for this end of summer party in the park!


09/03/2021

ANNUAL Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Dates: 09/03/21 - 09/06/21

Contact: Dewayne Burgess or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785 230 5241 785 230 4349

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Perry Wild Horse Annual Celebration

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter 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.

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.


09/11/2021

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Start time will be safe light.


Saline Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Contact: Greg Salisbury

Phone No: 785-452-0478

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

All Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays classes will be posted on www.safehunters.com for registration when registration is opened by the organizing instructor. 

All questions can be directed to Greg at 785-452-0478.


09/12/2021

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

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.


South Fork Archers

Location: Byron Walker Wildlife Area

Type: 3D Archery

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4154

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm



09/18/2021

Back Country Horsemen of Kansas

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Horse/wagon Ride

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us on September 18th from 8am to 6pm to celebrate the history of the Sante Fe Trail with horse drawn carriage rides from Council Grove to Bushong along the Flint Hills Trail. More details to follow, so come back later for more info!


09/25/2021

19th 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 25, 2021

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Step back to 1821, 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 1821.


CRUZIN THE SHORELINE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Car Parade and Show

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Contact: Denny Tryon

Phone No: 785-554-5846

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Curzin the Shoreline - Start time and arrival to Perry State Park will be determined later. 

BSA Scout Troop 167 will be in attendance at the stopping point in Lake View at Perry State Park.  Please practicing social distancing and wear mask protection in restrooms or in food lines. contact Denny Tryon 785-554-5846 or Donna Tyron 785-845-2794 for any questions or concerns for this event.

All Visitors into the Park will need a vehicle permit. 

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


American Bass Anglers

Location: Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/25/21 - 09/26/21

Contact: Brent Barker

Phone No: 316-652-5939

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm



09/24/2021

Douglas Country Trail Riders

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 09/24/21 - 09/26/21

Contact: Douglas County Trail Riders

Phone No: admin@dctr.org/

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Trial Ride Dinner

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trails

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

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.

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


09/21/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

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


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 40 students. Students will be issued class syllabus, class locations, manual, home work assignments at Registration. Class is free. Class is held in Manhattan metro area. 


10/02/2021

2nd Annual Friends of Cross Timbers Chili Contest

Location: Toronto Point

Type: Chili Contest/Feed

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Park Office

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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


OK Kids Day

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

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

Event is located at the El Dorado Shooting Range.


Hell Creek 100

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: Race-runners

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

Contact: Jordon Ward Or Chase Hammond

Phone No: 785-226-4467

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm



Hell Creek 100

Location: Hell Creek-Switchgrass Trail

Type: Race

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

Contact: Jordon Ward

Phone No: 785-226-4467

This is an All Day Event



10/09/2021

Saline Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Greg Salisbury

Phone No: 785-452-0478

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

All Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays classes will be posted on www.safehunters.com for registration when registration is opened by the organizing instructor. 

All questions can be directed to Greg at 785-452-0478.


Mud Run

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Mud Run

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

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


10/06/2021

Shawnee Co. - Topeka

Location: American Legion Post 400

Type: Hunter Ed Course

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


Other Information:

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


10/16/2021

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Sportsman Acres

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

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

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


10/23/2021

Saline Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Greg Salisbury

Phone No: 785-452-0478

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

All Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays classes will be posted on www.safehunters.com for registration when registration is opened by the organizing instructor. 

All questions can be directed to Greg at 785-452-0478.


6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Night

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: 6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Night

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Timer Guys LLC Ultra Marathon

Location: Prairie Spirit Trail

Type: Running Marathon

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

Contact: Timer Guys LLC

Phone No: 316-516-5145

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

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

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


10/19/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

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


Other Information:

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


11/06/2021

Salina Co. - Gypsum

Location: Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, November 06, 2021

Contact: Greg Salisbury

Phone No: 785-452-0478

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

All Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays classes will be posted on www.safehunters.com for registration when registration is opened by the organizing instructor. 

All questions can be directed to Greg at 785-452-0478.


11/18/2021

Miami County Community Foundation Stomp Out Suicide Walk

Location: Flint Hills Trail

Type: Walking

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Please join us Saturday, November 18th at the Osawatomie "mile zero" trailhead located near the Karl E. Cole Sports Complex at 9:00am for a walk on the trail that supports a very special cause. Stomp out Suicide is a walk to provide training and resources in local schools and communities.  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.
Join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow SOS to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss within our community.


11/26/2021

#OptOutside at Cedar Bluff

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Camping

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

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


Black Friday

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 am


Other Information:

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