Event Calendar


08/20/2022

Kid's Archery Day

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Archery

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-594-3600

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Kids' Archery Day, located in the Sunflower Day Use Area. 


08/21/2022

Little Jerusalem 08-21

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

And in the summer.... its HOT there. Plan and be prepared and be safe!!!  Tours might be shorter on the very hot days. And there is a chance tours can be cancelled in the extreme heat.

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

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

During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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

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


08/27/2022

OK Kids Day

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

COME JOIN US FOR OUTDOOR KANSAS KIDS DAY that is put on by the Friends Groups of Tuttle Creek State Park. This will be a free park event with lots of outdoor adventures for your family and friends to enjoy. We will post details as the event comes together. Make sure to mark your calendar on August 27th, for a day full of memories out here at Tuttle Creek.


OK KIDS DAY

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Kids Outdoor Day

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Phone No: 785-539-7941

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

COME JOIN US FOR OUTDOOR KANSAS KIDS DAY that is put on by the Friends Groups of Tuttle Creek State Park. This will be a free park event with lots of outdoor adventures for your family and friends to enjoy. We will post details as the event comes together. Make sure to mark your calendar on August 27th, for a day full of memories out here at Tuttle Creek.


20th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Enjoy a night with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, they will present an educational program, and then look into the night sky as it gets dark to see planets, moons, stars, constellations, nebulas, and other fun wonders of our skies! Event is in Casner Creek Campground, lawn chairs, and insect repellant are recommended to fully enjoy this great event!


09/02/2022

ANNUAL Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 09/02/22 - 09/04/22

Contact: Dewayne Burgess or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785-230-5241 or 785-230-4349

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Perry Wild Horse Annual Celebration

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter, Campground and Trails

Check Facebook "Let's Ride--Perry Lake"

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

All camping fees will apply.

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.


Little Jerusalem 09-02

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, September 02, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

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

During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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

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


09/03/2022

TRAIL NERDS ASSOCAITION - Tenative

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Trial Running

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816-810-0440

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Trail Running at Perry State Park Hike Bike Trails

Half Marathon Course

Parking at Kimberly Trail Head

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES Please use the self-pay KIOSK. Cash only for Daily Permits: Cost 5.00 per vehicle


Little Jerusalem 09-03

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE*** 

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

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

During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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

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


Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

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 3rd. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


09/04/2022

Little Jerusalem 09-04

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 04, 2022

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

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

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

***NOTICE***

Please be observant of weather conditions!! This years “shoulder season” and spring is being even more unpredictable than usual!!! I cannot have tours if there has been recent rains, snow or melting/melted snow. Hiking off trail in wet conditions damages the environment of Little Jerusalem. Monitor the National Weather Service locations for Scott City and Oakley to be familiar with weather conditions prior to your trip!

**My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays. Please note that emails will NOT be returned until Friday afternoon. Please plan ahead when making your reservations to know for sure there is space available in a tour!!!

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!. Email is the BEST way to reach Sara Kay!!!

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

During the summer, it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down! Plan for a windchill factor in the winter!

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

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


09/08/2022

STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Date: Thursday, September 08, 2022

Contact: JANA SLANSKY

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm



09/09/2022

BNSF Railroad Tentative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournaments

Dates: 09/09/22 - 09/11/22

Contact: Cragi Eastman

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

This event is tentative more information to follow

Company Event BBQ and Fishing Tournament


Best of America by Horseback

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 09/09/22 - 09/11/22

Contact: https://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

BEST OF AMERICA BY HORSEBACK https://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Shelter and Trails

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

Camping fees will apply for all overnight stays


BNSF Railroad

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament and BBQ

Dates: 09/09/22 - 09/11/22

Contact: Craig Eastman

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Company Event -Lake View Campground Cottonwood Bridge Campground Lake View Shelter and Boat Ramp

Contact: craig.eastman@bnsf.com


09/10/2022

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Launch at safe light


09/11/2022

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022

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.


09/16/2022

MOTDRA- Middle of the Trail Distance Riders Assocaition-Tenative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 09/16/22 - 09/18/22

Contact: Patricia Gifford

Phone No: 785-554-0416

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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

VEHICLE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED.  Must have a Kansas State Park Vehicle Pass or purchase of a daily permit at the office self-pay 5.00 per vehicle.

All Camping Fees will apply


09/17/2022

USA BASSIN

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: David McDonald

Phone No: 316-213-5712

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

FIDHING 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.


Joe Robertson Memorial Car Show

Location: Meade State Park

Type: car show

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for more information on this event.


09/22/2022

DCTR Douglas County Trail Riders

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event Trail Ride

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

Contact: admin@dctr.org

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Douglas County Trail Riders DCTR https://www.dctr.org

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Shelter and Trails

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

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

All camping fees will apply.


09/24/2022

Beatrice Bassmasters

Location: Milford Lake - State Park Marina/North Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm



Catfish Chasers Tournament Series

Location: Milford Lake - State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm



20th 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 24, 2022

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Step back to 1822, 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 1822.


7TH ANNUAL WEBSTER STATE PARK CAR SHOW

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK TOWNSITE AREA

Type: CAR SHOW

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Contact: DEAN KESTER

Phone No: 785-425-8430

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Other Information:

CO-SPONSORED BY STOCKTON RODDERS AND WEBSTER STATE PARK. 


09/30/2022

Endurance Events

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Bike Trail

Type: Race

Dates: 09/30/22 - 10/03/22

Contact: Casey Hammond

Phone No: 785-871-2011

Time: 12:00 pm



10/01/2022

Bassaholics KC Bass Club - Tenative

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2022

Contact: Marion Daniels

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Event: Fishing Tournament Bass

Location: North Boat Ramp

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


Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, October 01, 2022

Contact: Amy Schmidtlein

Phone No: 785-640-1600

Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trials

Chili & Pie Supper and Moonlight Ride

In case of inclement weather-and more event details will be updated on "Let's Ride - Perry Lake" Facebook page.

Please remember all vehicles must have a permit 

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.


10/08/2022

Halloween in the Park

Location: Meade State Park

Type: campsite decoration, trick-or-treat, costumes, trunk-or-treat

Date: Saturday, October 08, 2022

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for more information on this event.


10/14/2022

Renegades

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 10/14/22 - 10/16/22

Contact: Cindy Alexander

Phone No: 316-619-6160

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter 

Please remember all vehicles must have a permit 

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.


10/21/2022

Saddle and Sirloin Club of Kansas City

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 10/21/22 - 10/23/22

Contact: Jo Turner and Dewayne Burgess

Phone No: 785-230-4349 or 785-230-5241

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter, Campground and Trails

Check Facebook "Let's Ride--Perry Lake"

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

All camping fees will apply.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.


10/22/2022

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: WIlson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: FIshing Tournament

Dates: 10/22/22 - 10/23/22

Contact: Danny Barrett

Phone No: 620-200-8723

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm



11/25/2022

Black Friday

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Opt Outside

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-594-3600

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Black Friday      #Opt Outside, Kansas State Parks


01/01/2023

First Day Hike 2023

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Hiking

Date: Sunday, January 01, 2023

Contact: Hillsdale State Park

Phone No: 913-594-3600

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am