Event Calendar


09/21/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan SUSPENDED

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. 


09/27/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 09/27/21 - 09/30/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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


09/28/2021

Perry Lecompton USD Cross County Practice

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Practice and Work Days Wild Horse

Dates: 09/28/21 - 09/29/21

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Area. Wild Horse Trails

Perry Lecompton High School athletes and sponsors


09/30/2021

CROSS COUNTRY MEET- PERRY LECOMPTON HIGH SHCOOL

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Cross Country Meet

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Contact: Perry Lecompton USD 343 high School

Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Location is at the Wild Horse Equestrian Area.  This event will not be near the camping area.

Sponsored by Perry Lecompton High School


10/01/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-01

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, October 01, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

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

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 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 at least 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. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

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

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

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


10/02/2021

I-70 Bass Anglers

Location: Milford State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm



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



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.


Wakonda Indian Festival

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Indian Festival

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Sharon Sahlfeld

Phone No: 785-738-8035

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Offering Native American dance, music, artwork, food and educational interaction with the crowd.


10/04/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Clpsed

Date: Monday, October 04, 2021

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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


Little Jerusalem 10-04

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, October 04, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 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!.

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Messages are not checked over the weekends! During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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.

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


10/08/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-08

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, October 08, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 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!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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

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

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


10/09/2021

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


Halloween in the Park

Location: Meade State Park

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

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

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


10/10/2021

East Kansas Bassmasters Rescheduled

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Contact: eastksbassmasters@gmail.com

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Original Date Sunday May 16 2021-postponed to Oct 10 2021

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/


10/11/2021

Little Jerusalem 10-11

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, October 11, 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 15-20 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!.

Bring binoculars! They are fun to use to spot birds, bird nests, observe lizards, etc!!!

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

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

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


10/15/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 10/15/21 - 10/20/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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


Little Jerusalem 10-15

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 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!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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

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

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


10/16/2021

Denver Bass Masters

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 10/16/21 - 10/17/21

Contact: J J Branson

Phone No: 619-420-8815

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm



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. 


10/23/2021

Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

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 


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



11/11/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed Veterans Day

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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


11/17/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 11/17/21 - 11/20/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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


11/24/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed for Holiday

Dates: 11/24/21 - 11/30/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Happy Holidays

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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


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


12/22/2021

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed

Dates: 12/22/21 - 01/05/22

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Happy Holidays

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 online at www.ksoutdoors.com or www.kshuntfishcamp.com or other vendor outlets across the state.

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