Event Calendar


03/26/2019

Riley Co. - Tuttle Creek

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park at River Pond

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/26/19 - 04/02/19

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park office

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office at River Pond area (8am-4pm). Students receive class syllabus, locations, home work assignments, and manual at registration. The class is free to all students 11 years old or older.


03/30/2019

Kansas Bass Federation

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Contact: Craig Wolf

Phone No: 620-664-3963

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


03/31/2019

Saddle and Sirloin Club of Kansas City

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Trail Ride

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Contact: Jo Turner

Phone No: 785 230 4349

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Location start is a Perry State Park Wild Horse Equestrian Campground.

Please remember that vehicle permits are required for entrance into the State Park.  If you do not have the annual vehicle permit for the Kansas State Parks for 2019.  There is a self pay station located at the office parking lot.  It is 5.00 a day per vehicle.


04/06/2019

Kansas Bass Nation Youth Division

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Dates: 04/06/19 - 04/07/19

Contact: Richard Heflin

Phone No: 785 246 0243

Time: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass FISHING TOURNAMENT - Youth Tournament

This 2- DAY Event will be held at the LAKE VIEW BOAT RAMP

Vehicle Permits are required to enter the State Parks - No matter the length of stay.


Catfish Chasers

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 06, 2019

Contact: David Studebaker

Phone No: 785 289 0007

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT - Event will take place at the NORTH BOAT RAMP

Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles.  No matter the length of stay inside the park.

David Studebaker studebakerdavid@yahoo.com or Craig Collings 816-261-9353


Family Fish Camp

Location: Lake Henry, Clinton State Park

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, April 06, 2019

Contact: Sherri Withers

Phone No: 785-842-8562

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Family Fish Camp for elementary students and their families at Lake Henry is Clinton State Park.  Learn how to have a safe and successful fishing trip from KDWPT staff, Fishing Future's Master Anglers, and FishKS Instructors.  Volunteers Needed! Please contact Sherri Withers at Clinton State Park (785-842-8562) for more information and to volunteer.


04/13/2019

Backlashers of Kansas City

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Contact: Darrin Jones

Phone No: 816-591-7011

Time: 5:00 am - 3:30 pm


Kansas State Bass Fishing Team

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Contact: Zach Vielhauer

Phone No: 913-226-9013

Time: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass FIHSING TOURNAMENT - Kansas State Bass Fishing Team

The event will be held at the Lake View Boat Ramp

Vehicle Permits are required to enter the State Parks - No matter the length of stay


04/14/2019

Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Contact: Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club

Phone No: 913-684-2589

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass Tournament at Melvern Reservoir, Eisenhower State Park West Ramp

For more info, go to: http://www.eastksbassmasters.com/home.html


04/18/2019

Earth Day/OK Kids Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park - Toronto Point

Type: Area School Event

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Earth day event held especially for area schools. The students will enjoy Kansas Wildlife, Archery, Shelter Building, and more. Event sponsored by the OK Kids program presented by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation.


04/20/2019

Heartland Coursing Ass. Race

Location: Picnic Area at Clinton State Park

Type: Race Meet

Dates: 04/20/19 - 04/21/19

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: Vickie 785-379-5430 / Scott 913-907-5361

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Lure coursing race meet.


04/27/2019

TRIAL NERDS ASSOCIATION

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Running

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816 810 0440

Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Trail Running Race on the MTB Trails

Start/Finish at the Branded B Ranch Meriden KS


05/04/2019

Sunflower Team Series

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: FIshing Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019

Contact: RIck Wheeler

Phone No: 316-734-1430

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Check with organizer for exact times


Family Fishing Camp

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Aquatic Education

Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019

Contact: Phil Taunton

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Family Fish Camp at El Dorado State Park, location TBD, on May 4th.  Participants can learn how to make their fishing trips safe and successful from Fishing' Future Master Anglers and FishKS Instructors.  To register or volunteer to help, please contact Phil Taunton (KVOE, What's in Outdoors) 620-794-5373.


05/05/2019

EAST KANSAS BASSMASTERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, May 05, 2019

Contact: Brian Keeney

Phone No: 913 424 8285

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass Tournament Lake View Boat Ramp


05/12/2019

Heartland coursing Practice

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Lure coursing pratice

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Contact: Scott 913-907-5361 / Vickie 785-379-5430

Phone No: 816-405-6856

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


05/18/2019

Kids to Parks Day - Amphibian&Reptile Program and Archery Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Amphibian & Reptile Interpretive Program and Youth Archery Clinic

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: 785.753.4971

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Amphibian & Reptile Interpretive Program will be at 10 am. Youth Archery Clinic will be at 2pm.  Location for events will be announced. State park vehicle permit is required. 


TRAIL NERDS ASSOCIATION

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Running

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816 810 0440

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Trail Running race on the MTB Trails

Start/Finish at the Branded B Ranch in Meriden KS


06/01/2019

National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking or mountain biking one of seven trails at Fall River. Check out the new Badger Creek Trail just recently completed by the Kansas Trails Council.  Insect repellent, water, and sunscreen are recommended. 


OK Kids Day

Location: Prairie Dog State Park

Type: Outdoor Kansas for Kids Day

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

Contact: Luke VanSkike

Phone No: 785-877-2953

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Bring the kids out for hiking, fishing, archery, trap shooting, jet ski simulator and more plus a free lunch. All youth in attendance will receive a prize. Meet at the Prairie Dog State Park Office at 8:00 am. No vehicle permits are required since this is a free entry day.


National Trails Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Celebrating National Trails Day! Cross Timbers has six trails for you to enjoy nearly 15 miles total.


06/09/2019

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 09, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Kids Fishing Clinic. Ages 7-15. Pre-Registration at the State Park Office no later than Thursday, June 6th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.


Heartland Coursing Practice

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Dog Race

Date: Sunday, June 09, 2019

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: Vickie 785-379-5430 Scott 913-907-5361

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Lure coursing practice


06/15/2019

KC Team Tour

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Contact: KC Team Tour

Phone No: 913-449-7099

Time: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm


06/16/2019

"Whatever Floats Your Boat"

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team or Individual Cardboard Boat Building Contest

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

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


06/22/2019

Kansas Walleye Association Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/22/19 - 06/23/19

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Annual KS Walleye Assoc Tournament at Waconda Lake


Atchison Bass Club

Location: Eisenhower State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Contact: Brian Monson

Phone No: 913638-7539

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


07/06/2019

Lovewell Lake Association Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2019

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, June 30th. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


07/12/2019

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL RIDERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Equine Trail Ride Benefit

Dates: 07/12/19 - 07/14/19

Contact: Kelley Hamersky

Phone No: 785 640 3398

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Contact Douglas County Trail Riders for entrance fees, etc. for this event. dctr@dctr.org


Location Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Trails at Perry State Park. 


07/14/2019

East Kansas Bassmasters

Location: Pomona State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass tournament at Boat Ramp #1 in Pomona State Park.

For more information, go to http://www.eastksbassmasters.com/home.html


07/20/2019

SSG MOUNTAIN BIKING

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Mountain Bike Event

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Contact: Danny or Tara Noble

Phone No: 785 633 5058

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 am

Other Information:

State Park Vehicle Permits are required

Location Perry State Park - Biking and Hiking

Commissioner(s) Danny and Tara Noble 785 633-5058 edwinnoble@yahoo.com or tbusmom@yahoo.com

Additional information  Sunflower State Games https://sunflowergames.com/index.php/sports/mountain-biking

 

Additional information for all Sunflower State Games


08/03/2019

Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Kayak Kruse; Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, $20 per team; Sandpile Treasure Hunt; Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than August 1st.


17th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019

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, 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!


08/17/2019

Beatrice Bassmaster Club Tournament

Location: Clinton State Park Boat Ramp #2

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Contact: Mike Jordan

Phone No: 402-806-5991

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Catch and release Bass Tournament


Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/17/19 - 08/18/19

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.


08/30/2019

8th Annual Perry State Park Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tail Ride

Dates: 08/30/19 - 09/02/19

Contact: Dewayne Burgess or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785 230 5241 785 230 4349

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails


09/07/2019

Catfish Chasers

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Dates: 09/07/19 - 09/08/19

Contact: David Studebaker

Phone No: 785 289 0007

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT - Event will take place at the Lake View Boat Ramp

Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles no matter the length of stay

David Studebaker stidebakerdavid@yahoo.com    Craig Collings 816-261-9353


09/08/2019

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 08, 2019

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.


Heartland Coursing Practice

Location: Clinton State Park

Type: Lure Coursing

Date: Sunday, September 08, 2019

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: Scott 913-907-5361 / Vickie 785-379-5430

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

West Field. Lure Coursing This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Lure coursing practice


09/14/2019

East KS BassMasters

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/14/19 - 09/15/19

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


09/20/2019

BNSF Railroad

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Dates: 09/20/19 - 09/22/19

Contact: Craig Eastman

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Company Event BBQ and Fishing Tournament - Lake View Campground, Boat Ramp, and Shelter, and Cottonwood Bridge Campground

Contact: craig.eastman@bnsf.com


09/25/2019

Heartland Coursing Ass. Race Sept

Location: Picnic Area at Clinton State Park

Type: Race Meet

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: Vickie 785-379-5430 / Scott 913-907-5361

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Lure coursing Race Meet.


09/27/2019

Critter Care's 24th Annual Benefit Horse Trail Ride

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride Rain or Shine

Dates: 09/27/19 - 09/29/19

Contact: Critter Care Voice Mail

Phone No: 785 478 9985

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Cost by Fee or Raffle

Bring your own horse

Email: cc@crittercareoftopeka.com


09/28/2019

17th 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 28, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1819, 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 1819.


10/05/2019

Back Lashers of Kansas City

Location: Clinton State Park Boat Ramp #2

Type: Bass tournament

Date: Saturday, October 05, 2019

Contact: Darrin Jones

Phone No: 816-591-7011

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Boat Ramp #2


TRAIL NERDS ASSOCIATION

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Running

Date: Saturday, October 05, 2019

Contact: Ben Holmes

Phone No: 816 810 0440

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Trail Running race on the MTB Trails

Start/Finish at the Branded B Ranch Meriden KS


10/19/2019

Heartland Coursing Ass. Race Oct

Location: Picnic Area at Clinton State Park

Type: Race Meet

Dates: 10/19/19 - 10/20/19

Contact: Vickie Jacobs

Phone No: Vickie 785-379-5430 / Scott 913-907-5361

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

This event is in the Clinton State Park day use area. Lure coursing race meet.