Kansas Outdoor Events


11/21/2018

Johnson Co. - Shawnee THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will be available after September 1, 2018.

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org


11/23/2018

Opt Outside this Black Friday

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Opt Outside this Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Why camp out in front of a store when you can camp out in a Kansas State Park?  Come out to Cedar Bluff State Park for Black Friday on November 23rd, 2018.  

Free Vehicle Permits- Camping Fees still apply

Take a Selfie of you in the park and use #optoutside and/or #myksstatepark for a chance to win a free cabin stay at a Kansas State Park


11/24/2018

Jefferson Co. - Oskaloosa THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Falley Scout Reservation

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

The link to the registration point for the course is http://www.jayhawkcouncil.org/Event.aspx?id=2822


11/20/2018

Perry Office Closed - Thanksgiving

Location: Perry State Park Office

Type: Office closed for the Holiday

Dates: 11/20/18 - 11/26/18

Contact: Perry State Park Office

Phone No: 78.246.3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

The office will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen Monday November 26th and 8:00 am.

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com

The Park remains open and there is a Free entrance day is Friday November 23 2018.  All Overnight Camping fees will still apply.  Daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained by using the self-pay station north of this office, the Campground Entrance, the Bike Trails and at the North Boat Ramp. 


12/01/2018

KS Crappie Club

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, December 01, 2018

Contact: www.kansascrappieclub.com

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

www.kansascrappieclub.com


Kansas Crappie Club

Location: Clinton State Park Boat #2

Type: Crappie Tournament

Date: Saturday, December 01, 2018

Contact: Joe Bragg

Phone No: 785-220-6404

Time: 5:00 am - 2:30 pm

Other Information:

Crappie Tournament at Clinton State Park, Boat Ramp #2.


12/07/2018

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Godfrey's Indoor Shooting Range

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 12/07/18 - 12/08/18

Contact: Godfrey's Indoor Shooting Range

Phone No: 785-238-0094

Other Information:

Students must call Godfrey's at 785-238-0094 to register.


12/11/2018

Free State High School Fishing Club

Location: Free State High School

Type: Fishing Club

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Contact: Sherri Withers

Phone No: 785-842-8562

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

The Clinton State Park Chapter of Fishing's Future is partnering up with Free State High School. Our Fishing Club will meet up once a month for class room instruction and fishing activities. In the Spring we will start going out once a month to a local pond or lake to fish.   All bait and equipment provided!

The mission of Fishing’s Future is to reconnect kids and nature, strengthen family relationships, build stewardship of the environment, and provide positive, hands-on, quality outdoor experiences for youth and family alike.

The Fishing Club will not only teach fishing techniques and skills to the untrained, it is geared toward qualifying Junior Ambassador Anglers for the Fishing’s Future Program to become instructors in the future. Junior Ambassador Anglers are encouraged to help at clinics in the area for volunteer hours. We provide the equipment/supplies, bait and instructors to teach fishing skills. We also invite the student’s families to get involved and participate in the fishing club as well.

Each month we will train on a specific portion of our training or on a specialty theme. The following are some of the topics that we will cover and experience. We will meet once a month for one hour sessions until spring. In the spring we will also add one Saturday a month to go out into our community and fish area ponds and lakes. We want to instruct and give hands on experience during each session.
 


12/15/2018

Johnson Co. - Shawnee THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open September 1, 2018

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org 


Jackson Co. - Mayetta

Location: Pottawatomie Reservation

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 12/15/18 - 12/16/18

Contact: Joshua Peters

Phone No: 785-966-3024

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

TO REGISTER CONTACT PBPN TRIBAL POLICE DEPARTMENT BEFORE NOVEMBER 30TH, 2018 AT (785) 966-3024 OR E-MAIL CRO JOSHUA PETERS AT JOSHUAPETERS@PBPNATION.ORG

This class is currently full but they will take a waiting list if there are any dropouts.


12/22/2018

Perry Office Closed - Holiday

Location: Perry State Park Office

Type: Office Closed for the Holiday

Dates: 12/22/18 - 12/26/18

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

The office will be closed for Christmas Holiday.   The office will re open Wednesday December 26 2018 at 8:00 am

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com

The Park remains open.  Daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained by using the self-pay station north of this office, at the Campground Entrance, at the Bike Trails and at the North Boat Ramp. 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!


12/27/2018

Cherokee Co. - Columbus

Location: CK Co K-State Research and Extension Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 12/27/18 - 12/28/18

Contact: Megan Bevans

Phone No: 620-429-3849

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Class will be held Dec 27 from 8-5 and Dec 28 from 8-12. Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com. Any questions can be directed to Megan or Dale Helwig at 620-429-3849.


01/01/2019

First Day Hike

Location: Cross Timbers State Park

Type: Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Contact: Adam Murray

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Other Information:

The guided First Day Hike is part of a program sponsored by America’s State Parks. The First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on New Year’s Day at your State Park. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome New Year with friends and family. There are hundreds of scheduled First Day Hikes across the United States. More information about the First Day Hike program and other hikes around the United States visit, http://naspd.org.

Meet at the Chautauqua Hills Trailhead in Toronto Point, refreshments served, t-shirts for participants.


FIRST DAY HIKE

Location: PERRRY STATE PARK

Type: First Day Hike - Community Event

Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Trail: Perry State Park Nature Trail

Meeting Location: Lake View Boat Ramp Parking Lot

Details: Wear appropriate clothing, good shoes, bring water, binoculars and start your year off right. Enjoy the day outdoors at Perry State Park. 

Restrictions:  Pets allowed on leash only


First Day Hike

Location: Post Oak Trail - Quarry Bay

Type: Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Other Information:

The guided First Day Hike is part of a program sponsored by America’s State Parks. The First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on New Year’s Day at your State Park. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome New Year with friends and family. There are hundreds of scheduled First Day Hikes across the United States. More information about the First Day Hike program and other hikes around the United States visit, http://naspd.org.

Fall River's - meet at the maintenance shop in Quarry Bay to hike the Post Oak Trail.  Dress for the weather, refreshments will be served.


01/02/2019

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open December 1, 2018

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org 


01/17/2019

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 01/17/19 - 01/19/19

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration for this class opens at 12am December 18, 2018 online at safehunters.com. Additional information about this class can also be found on that website.


12/14/2018

KS Christmas Bird Counts

Location: Statewide

Type: Nature Watching

Dates: 12/14/18 - 01/31/19

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For information on KS State Christmas Bird Counts please look at ksbirds.org.


KS Christmas Bird Counts

Location: Statewide

Type: Nature Watching

Dates: 12/14/18 - 01/31/19

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For information on KS State Christmas Bird Counts please look at ksbirds.org.


02/09/2019

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 09, 2019

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open December 1, 2018

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org 


02/21/2019

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/21/19 - 02/23/19

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration for this class opens January 22, 2019 at 12am online at safehunters.com. Additional information can also be found on that website.


02/23/2019

Hamilton Co. - Syracuse

Location: Tamarisk Golf Course

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Contact: Mike Lewis

Phone No: 620-373-2106

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration can be done by calling Mike at 620-373-2106. 

Please note that the Field Day class times are 8-4MT.


03/02/2019

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 02, 2019

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open December 1, 2018.

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org 


04/18/2019

Earth Day/OK Kids Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park - Toronto Point

Type: Area School Event

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Earth day event held especially for area schools. The students will enjoy Kansas Wildlife, Archery, Shelter Building, and more. Event sponsored by the OK Kids program presented by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation.


06/01/2019

National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

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 recently 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 01, 2019

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.


07/05/2019

Toronto Days

Location: Toronto Point & City of Toronto

Type: Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.

Dates: 07/05/19 - 07/07/19

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Toronto Days will be held July 5 - July 7, 2019. 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 6, 2019 after sunset in Toronto Point.


08/03/2019

17th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019

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, we'll enjoy refreshments, 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!


09/28/2019

17th 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, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1819, 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 will 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 1819.