Event Calendar


11/23/2019

Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt

Location: Glen Elder State Park

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

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Contact: Glen Elder Public Lands Manager - Chris Lecuyer

Phone No: 785 545-3345

Time: 9:00 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.


11/24/2019

Perry Office Closed - Thanksgiving

Location: Perry State Park Office

Type: Office closed for the Holiday

Dates: 11/24/19 - 12/01/19

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.

Most license and Hunting & Fishing permits can be purchased on line at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.  Please check the website for these vendors.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.


11/26/2019

Little Jerusalem

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Other Information:

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park ranger! We will start at the trail head and venture down a path that will lead us off into the base of the rocks. Once at the base of the rocks, then 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, history, and other great things that nature presents to us. Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick!  


11/29/2019

Opt Outside at Cedar Bluff

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Geocaching Event

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Don't stand in long shopping lines!  Instead just us at Cedar Bluff State Park for a geocaching event.  

Here is the link to the event!  Find some geocaches then join us in the office for refreshments.

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC8FHD6_cedar-bluff-geocaching-event


12/03/2019

Little Jerusalem

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Other Information:

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park ranger! We will start at the trail head and venture down a path that will lead us off into the base of the rocks. 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, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick!  


12/10/2019

Little Jerusalem

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Other Information:

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park ranger! We will start at the trail head and venture down a path that will lead us off into the base of the rocks. 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, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick!  


12/14/2019

2020 SEASONAL CAMPSITE SIGN UP WEBSTER STATE PARK

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK OFFICE

Type: SEASONAL CAMPSITE SIGN UP

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Phone No: 7854256775

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

SIGN UP FOR 2020 SEASONAL SITES.


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WEBSTER STATE PARK

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK OFFICE

Type: OPEN HOUSE

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Phone No: 7854256775

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

MEET THE NEW PARK RANGER.

ENJOY HOMEMADE COOKIES, CIDER AND COFFEE


01/01/2020

Little Jerusalem

Location: Little Jerusalem Bandlands State Park

Type: First Day Hike, OFF Trail

Date: Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Come out to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park for a First Day Hike! Start your new year out on the right track by enjoying the great outdoors! The hike is free, but a vehicle pass is required.

We will start at the trail head and venture down a path that will lead us into the base of the rocks. Once at the base of the rocks, then 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, and scrambling thru grass, brush, and loose terrain. Wear sturdy shoes or hike boots, bring a hiking pole, water, and a snack!


Little Jerusalem

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: First Day Hike: Life on the Rocks ON Trail Hike

Date: Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Other Information:

Come out to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park for a First Day Hike! Start your new year out on the right track by enjoying the great outdoors! The hike is free, but a vehicle pass is required.  Enjoy a nice easy hike with a Ranger guide. The path will lead down the Life on the Rocks trail with beautiful views of the chalk formations!


03/28/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park -Otoe Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament-College

Dates: 03/28/20 - 03/29/20

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


04/04/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament Jr High & High School

Dates: 04/04/20 - 04/05/20

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


05/02/2020

WEBSTER OK KIDS DAY

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: FUN DAY

Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


Movie in the Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Community Shelter

Type: Family Friendly Movie

Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Come join us for a "Drive-In" Movie at Cedar Bluff State Park

May 2nd, 2019 8 pm- 10 pm

Bluffton Community Shelter (North Shore)

Showing: To be announced

Popcorn and Pop provided by Cedar Bluff Diehards

Event is Free.  Vehicle permits are still required.


05/23/2020

Cedar Bluff Park Party

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Dance

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

It is officially the start to the summer!  Join us at Cedar Bluff State Park for Food Trucks, outdoor yard games and dancing!

There is no charge for the event, but vehicle permits will be required. A great night to spend some time with some of your friends!


06/06/2020

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2020

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!!


Cedar Bluff State Park- 11th Annual OK Kids Day

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: OK Kid's Day

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

It is Cedar Bluff State Park's 11th year of OK Kids and we are going to show you a great time!

9 am - 11 am Fishing Derby and Pa's Pond followed by PRIZES!

12 pm - 1 pm Free Hot Dog Lunch

1 pm - 3 pm Archery, Trap Shooting, BB Gun Shooting, Emergency Vehicle Demos, and MORE!

A FREE Event for the whole family.  No Vehicle Permits required!

Cedar Bluff OK Kids has become a tradition for many families... come see why!


06/14/2020

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Kids Fishing Clinic. Ages 7-15. Pre-Registration at the State Park Office no later than Thursday, June 11th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.


06/20/2020

"Whatever Floats Your Boat"

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team or Individual Cardboard Boat Building Contest

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Participants must design and build a cardboard boat (specifications will be available in early June), and bring it to the Southwinds Beach for the contest to see who’s boat can float through the designated course without sinking! The boat’s “captain” must be aboard to qualify.


07/03/2020

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Friday, July 03, 2020

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Independence Day Fireworks Display will be presented from the Walleye Point area of Lovewell State Park, beginning at dusk on Friday, July 1st. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


FIREWORKS DISPLAY WEBSTER STATE PARK

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: FIREWORKS

Date: Friday, July 03, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF WEBSTER STATE PARK.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


07/04/2020

Lake Fest & Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: July 4th celebration

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Sponsored by Waconda Heritage Assoc. 


Cedar Bluff Pets and Vets Weekend

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Weekend to Celebrate our Pets and our Veterans!

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-7263212

Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Cedar Bluff is offering a unique opportunity for your Fourth of July Holiday plans.  Enjoy a peaceful area on the beach, at your campsite, or some great boating opportunities.  

Perfect for people and pets that want to get away from the loud noises of the city.

We are planning a dog parade and a hot dog feed free for Veterans.  More details and times to follow.

There will be no fireworks allowed in the State Parks- personal or commercial.


BOAT POKER RUN AND MEAL WEBSTER STATE PARK

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: BOAT POKER RUN

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF WEBSTER STATE PARK.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


07/18/2020

Cedar Bluff Paint in the Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Canvas Painting

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Love to paint or wish you could?  Join us at the Bluffton Community shelter for a step-by-step canvas painting party.

Pre-Registration is required.  Cost for materials will be determined soon.

The painting will be a Lake scene, and easy for all ages and skill levels.  Make it your own!

Free wine tasting from Trego Co's own Shiloh Winery.


08/01/2020

Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 01, 2020

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Kayak Kruse; Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, $20 per team; Sandpile Treasure Hunt; Scavenger Hunt. Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than July 29th.


08/15/2020

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/15/20 - 08/16/20

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.


09/10/2020

STOCKTON HS CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK - COYOTE TRAIL

Type: HS EVENT

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL.


09/13/2020

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020

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.


09/19/2020

5TH ANNUAL WEBSTER CAR SHOW

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: CAR SHOW

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY STOCKTON RODDERS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


09/26/2020

Let's Camp America- College Football Style

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Camping and Tailgating

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Here at Cedar Bluff we love our College Football!  We want to celebrate with you!  Wear your favorite team colors and bring your favorite tailgating food.

We will have the game on a big screen TV.

We will announce the game at a later date, so mark your calendar for this fun event!

This is a free event but vehicle permits will still be required.


11/27/2020

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!