Event Calendar


08/09/2020

Little Jerusalem 8-09

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 09, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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. Its summer and 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!

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


08/13/2020

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing!!!

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Sunset Photo Opportunity and Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Other Information:

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing  Little Jerusalem Badlands Thursday August 13th, 2020

Join us for an evening of sunset and meteor shower viewing at Little Jerusalem Badlands!

*Gate will remain open after sunset hours! Bring blankets, bug spray, lawn chairs, cameras, binoculars, and a picnic!

*For an Off-Trail Sunset photo opportunity, meet at The Ramada Overlook at 7:30pm.  Space is limited! Please email to save a spot!

*Access to parking lot, trails, overlooks, and grassy area north of parking lot for meteor viewing. No Off Trail access for meteor shower viewing.

*Please practice social distancing and give people space when you set up!

*Gate will officially close at 2:00 AM!          No Camping allowed at Little Jerusalem!!

*$5 vehicle pass or annual vehicle pass is required! Permits can be purchased on site at the Self Pay station at the park entrance. There is no office! Exact cash or check only. Permits can also be purchased online at ksoutdoors.com. You MUST print the receipt to put in your window!

*Questions? Contact sarakay.carrell@ks.gov


08/15/2020

Southern Colorado Bassmasters

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

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

Contact: Jason Gasper or Ron Giebel

Phone No: 719-659-8871 or 719-429-4898

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm


Boothill Bass Club

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

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

Contact: Jerry D Whitaker

Phone No: 620-408-8924

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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.


08/21/2020

Little Jerusalem 8-21

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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. Its summer and 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!

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


08/22/2020

Little Jerusalem 8-22

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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. Its summer and 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!

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


Event Cancelled - 18th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Due to Covid19 concerns, this event has been CANCELLED!

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!


08/23/2020

Little Jerusalem 8-23

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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. Its summer and 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!

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


08/25/2020

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/25/20 - 09/01/20

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office(8AM-4 PM), students receive manuals, class syllabus, home work assignments and class locations at sign-up. Class is held in Manhattan area. Class is free and limited to 50 students.


09/04/2020

9th Annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 09/04/20 - 09/06/20

Contact: Dewayne Burgess of Jo Turner

Phone No: 785 230 5241 785 230 4349

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse 9th Annual Celebration

More information as event gets closure 

Check Facebook "Lets Ride--Perry Lake"


09/05/2020

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, September 05, 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 Saturday, Sept 5th. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


09/06/2020

Family Movie Night in the Park

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Movie in the Park

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2020

Time: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Other Information:

Join us for a movie in the Park! Bring your camping chairs, blankets, and drinks. Free popcorn will be provided! No cost for this event, but a $5 per vehicle park entry pass is required if you don't already have one.


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.


09/11/2020

Little Jerusalem 9-11

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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 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. Its summer and 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!

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


09/12/2020

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Start Time is Daylight


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.


Little Jerusalem 9-13

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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 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. Its summer and 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!

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


09/19/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park- Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/19/20 - 09/20/20

Contact: Danny Barrett

Phone No: 620-200-8723

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


6th Annual Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride

Location: Kanopolis State Park - Rockin' K Campground

Type: Benefit Trail Ride & Fundraiser for the Rockin' K Campground

Dates: 09/19/20 - 09/20/20

Contact: Tracy McIntyre

Phone No: 620-680-0935

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Benefit Trail Ride & Fundraiser for the Rockin' K Campground


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.


09/22/2020

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/22/20 - 09/29/20

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office(8AM-4 PM), students receive manuals, class syllabus, home work assignments and class locations at sign-up. Class is held in Manhattan area. Class is free and limited to 50 students.


09/25/2020

BNSF Railroad

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament and BBQ Tournament

Dates: 09/25/20 - 09/28/20

Contact: Craig Eastman

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Company Event BBQ and Fishing Tournament - Perry State Park

More Details to follow


CRITTER CARE 25TH ANNUAL BENEFIT HORSE TRAIL RIDE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Dates: 09/25/20 - 09/27/20

Contact: Critter Care Voice Mail

Phone No: 785-478-9985

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Benefit for Critter Care of Topeka Non Profit proceeds go to Critter Care's spay/Neuter Assistance Program Rain or shine

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Perry State Park

Cost: Adults 35.00 and Kids under 12 $15.00

To Ride you must bring your own horse -

Email: cc@crittercareoftopeka.com


Little Jerusalem 9-25

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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 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. Its summer and 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!

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


09/26/2020

18th 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 26, 2020

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1820, 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 1820.


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.


09/27/2020

Little Jerusalem 9-27

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Other Information:

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. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

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 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. Its summer and 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!

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


10/03/2020

Monster Myths by Moonlight

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Hay rack ride & Hike

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2020

Contact: Milford Nature Center

Phone No: 785-238-5323

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Ride our hayrack then explore our nature trail by moonlight. Learn the truth about spiders, snakes, bats, owls and other Halloween "monsters". Come in costume if you like! We'll be in ours! Enjoy cookies and cider with our own Mother Nature!
This is a FREE event. A vehicle pass is required for park entrance, at a cost of $5.00.


10/20/2020

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/20/20 - 10/27/20

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office(8AM-4 PM), students receive manuals, class syllabus, home work assignments and class locations at sign-up. Class is held in Manhattan area. Class is free and limited to 50 students.


10/24/2020

Crossroads Cowboy Church Youth Ministry

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Contact: Dewayne Burgess or Jo Turner

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

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Trails


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

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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

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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!


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

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Youth Fishing Tournament! Along with OK Kids - prizes for every participant!!