Event Calendar


10/30/2020

Lunar Night! Little Jerusalem 10-30

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Open Park Night!

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Please Read all information carefully! There are different types of events happening on Friday October 30th. Check back to make sure little details like start times, etc have not been modified! THANKS!!

Please come join us at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park for an evening of Open Park Night at Little Jerusalem! Come to enjoy the sunset and the moon rise! The Park will be open for night hiking on the DESIGNATED TRAILS until 12:00am.  You do not need to call or email to reserve a space for the open park night. The open park night will be a come and go as you please!

There are off trail excursion options, but you must email to save a spot! Read on for details involving the off trail excursions! Please keep in mind that these opportunities to go down into the rock formations are NOT the typical education/informational tours. These off trail opportunities are designed to go hike and explore for locations in the rocks that offer good photographic opportunities! 

Friday, October 30th Sunset Excursion: Sunset off trail photo opportunity will begin at 5:00pm. Meet at the Ramada Overlook. Let’s enjoy a stroll off trail for photographing the sunset! Sunset is at 6:44pm. After the sunset, we will hike back to the parking lot on the Life on the Rocks Trail. We need to be back up on the trail by about 7:00pm. The moon rises at 6:40pm, so we will have some light to help us back! If you would like light to help navigate the trail back to the parking lot, please bring a red light! Please email Sara Kay at sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to save a spot! Space is limited! Don't wait long!

Friday October 30th Moon Rise Excursion: Moonrise off trail photo opportunity will begin at 7:15pm. Meet at the Ramada Overlook. (If I am not there, I am still on the trail making my way back! I’ll hurry!) Let’s enjoy some on trail and off trail photographing of the moon rising! Moon rise begins at 6:40 pm. Plan to be able to shoot moon photos off trail until about 9:30pm. Please bring a red light to help navigate to some photo areas off trail. Please no white lights to mess up our night vision! Light painting will be allowed for photography only. If we are lucky, we will have clear skies to have the moon’s full illumination and we will not need lights! Please email Sara Kay at sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Don't wait too long! Space is limited!!

Things to Remember:

Please dim light as you pull into the parking lot! Help visitors maintain their night vision!

Please bring red lights to navigate with! Red lights help maintain your night vision and the night vision of others around you!

Look at the forecast and dress for the weather!! Oakley and Scott City are the closest towns to help with weather planning.

Hope for clear skies!

No Camping allowed at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park!

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.

For any further questions, please email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov Thanks!!


10/31/2020

Miami Co. - Paola

Location: Hillsdale State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Other Information:

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


HathaHorse Yoga For Horse and Humans

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Yoga and Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Contact: Dendria McLaughlin

Phone No: hathahorse@gmail.com

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trails

2-hour Trail ride, bring horse and own lunch, yoga mat and lead rope.  Ride out at 10:00 Lunch and then gentle yoga.

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


Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Contact: Jo Turner or Joey Jernigan

Phone No: 785-230- 2349 or 785-230962

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trails

Chili & Pie Supper Halloween Full Moon Trail Ride- Rocky Top Trail

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


11/03/2020

Little Jerusalem 11-3

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, November 03, 2020

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. 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 save 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!.

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


11/10/2020

Little Jerusalem 11-10

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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. 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 save 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!.

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


11/17/2020

Perry Office will be Closed All Day

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: OFFICE CLOSED

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

SORRY NO BOAT Registrations

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

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

Please call 785-620-5911 if you need further assistance.


Little Jerusalem 11-17

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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. 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 save 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!.

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


11/18/2020

Perry Office will be Closed All Day

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: OFFICE CLOSED

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

SORRY NO BOAT Registrations

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

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

Please call 785-620-5911 if you need further assistance.


11/19/2020

Perry Office will be Closed All Day

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: OFFICE CLOSED

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

SORRY NO BOAT Registrations

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

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

Please call 785-620-5911 if you need further assistance.


11/24/2020

Little Jerusalem 11-24

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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. 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 save 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!.

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


11/25/2020

Perry Holiday Office Closed

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Office Closed Thanksgiving Holdiay

Dates: 11/25/20 - 11/30/20

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Happy Holidays the office is closed so staff can spend time with family and friends during the HOLIDAY

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

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

Please call 785-620-5911 if you need further assistance.


11/27/2020

Free Park Entrance - #optoutside

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Free Park Entrance day at Milford State Park for all vehicles! Camping fees still apply.


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!


12/12/2020

Youth & Women Pheasant Hunt

Location: Glen Elder State Park

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

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Contact: Glen Elder Public Lands Manager - Chris Lecuyer

Phone No: 785 545-3345

Time: 8:00 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.


12/23/2020

Perry Office closed for the Holiday

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office closed for the Holiday

Dates: 12/23/20 - 01/05/21

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Happy Holidays the office is closed so staff can spend time with family and friends during the HOLIDAY

The Park remains open for day use.  Daily vehicle and single night camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office.  Please check kiosk for pricing.

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

Please call 785-620-5911 if you need further assistance.


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!!