Event Calendar


01/30/2020

Perry Office will be Closed

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Closed all Day

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

The Park will remain open for Day Use and Camping. Daily vehicle permits and daily camping permits can be obtained at a self-pay station.  Please check Kiosk for pricing.

Most license and hunting & fishing permits can be purchased on line at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.  Please check the website for these vendors.  www.kshuntfishcamp.com.    You can now make online reservations for the 2020 Camping season that starts April 1 at
or
.  If you need assistance for Perry State Park please call the office 785-246-3449 or call 620-672-5911.


01/31/2020

Little Jerusalem

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-672-2061

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park ranger! We will start at the trail head and venture down a path that will lead us off into the base of the rocks. 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, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick!  

**Hikes will be canceled 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. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancelations, 620-672-2061


03/24/2020

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/24/20 - 03/31/20

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Course pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM-4PM. Students receive course manual, schedule, home work assignments, locations at registration. Class is limited to 50 students.  

Course is held March 24 6-9pm, March 28 8am-4:30pm and March 31 6-9pm.


03/28/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park -Otoe Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament-College

Dates: 03/28/20 - 03/29/20

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


04/04/2020

CATFISH CHASERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020

Contact: David Studebaker

Phone No: 785 289 0007

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Catfish

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

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

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


Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament Jr High & High School

Dates: 04/04/20 - 04/05/20

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


04/18/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament -Junior High

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


04/19/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament -High School

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


04/25/2020

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Start time is at daylight


05/02/2020

Let's Camp America

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Free Park Entry

Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020

Contact: Milford State Park

Phone No: 785-238-3014

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

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


Western NE Bass

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 05/02/20 - 05/03/20

Contact: Matt Vollmar

Phone No: 402-659-2358

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm


WEBSTER OK KIDS DAY

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: FUN DAY

Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


Movie in the Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Community Shelter

Type: Family Friendly Movie

Date: Saturday, May 02, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Come join us for a "Drive-In" Movie at Cedar Bluff State Park

May 2nd, 2019 8 pm- 10 pm

Bluffton Community Shelter (North Shore)

Showing: To be announced

Popcorn and Pop provided by Cedar Bluff Diehards

Event is Free.  Vehicle permits are still required.


05/16/2020

Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Start time is daylight.


EAST KANSAS BASSMASTERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Contact: Brian Keeney

Phone No: 913-424-8285

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass Fishing Tournament Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

Vehicle Permits are required for all Vehicles at a State Park no matter the length of stay


Kids to Parks Day

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Contact: Milford State Park

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Join us for a fun and exciting scavenger hunt designed to help you get to know the different locations and amenities offered here at Milford State Park. There will be free giveaways! No registration fee for this event, but a $5 per vehicle park entry pass is required if you don't already have one.


05/23/2020

Cedar Bluff Park Party

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Dance

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

It is officially the start to the summer!  Join us at Cedar Bluff State Park for Food Trucks, outdoor yard games and dancing!

There is no charge for the event, but vehicle permits will be required. A great night to spend some time with some of your friends!


06/06/2020

FRIENDS OF PERRY LAKE WILD HORSE TRAILS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 06/06/20 - 06/07/20

Contact: Dewayne Burgess

Phone No: 785-230-5241

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Leisure Trial Ride and Pot Luck Dinner

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Campground


Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2020

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!!


OK Kids Day

Location: Prairie Dog State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2020

Contact: Luke VanSkike

Phone No: 785-877-2953

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

The annual OK Kids Day will happen in 2020 on June 6. As always, it is staffed and organized by Park employees and many awesome volunteers and sponsors. Kids must be accompanied by at least one adult. All people attending get lunch for free. All kids attending get a prize, and at the end of the day, more prize-drawings will be held. Events and booths are hosted throughout the park, giving kids a chance to interact with nature, recreational items, hunting, fishing, archery, and much more.


Cedar Bluff State Park- 11th Annual OK Kids Day

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: OK Kid's Day

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857263212

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

It is Cedar Bluff State Park's 11th year of OK Kids and we are going to show you a great time!

9 am - 11 am Fishing Derby and Pa's Pond followed by PRIZES!

12 pm - 1 pm Free Hot Dog Lunch

1 pm - 3 pm Archery, Trap Shooting, BB Gun Shooting, Emergency Vehicle Demos, and MORE!

A FREE Event for the whole family.  No Vehicle Permits required!

Cedar Bluff OK Kids has become a tradition for many families... come see why!


06/07/2020

Kansas Walleye Assoc

Location: Wilson State Park - Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 07, 2020

Contact: Ted Webster

Phone No: 620-728-9228

Time: 5:00 am - 4:30 pm


06/13/2020

MUDDY WATERS HUNTING AND FISHING ADVENTURES

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Contact: Dennis Ruble

Phone No: 913-683-0147

Time: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Other Information:

Crappie Fishing Tournament - Lake View Boat Ramp

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED for all STATE Parks no matter the length of stay.


06/14/2020

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

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 11th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.


06/20/2020

"Whatever Floats Your Boat"

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team or Individual Cardboard Boat Building Contest

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020

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.


06/27/2020

Kansas Walleye Association Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/27/20 - 06/28/20

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Annual KS Walleye Assoc Tournament at Waconda Lake


S'more Family Fun Run

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Join us at Milford State Park for a family night that includes a 5k and 1 mile walk/run, kids only dash, and campfire s'mores afterwards for the entire family! There will be multiple giveaways and drawings. No registration fee to participate, but a $5 per vehicle park entry pass or $25 annual pass is required if you don't already have one.


07/03/2020

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Friday, July 03, 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 Friday, July 3rd. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


FIREWORKS DISPLAY WEBSTER STATE PARK

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: FIREWORKS

Date: Friday, July 03, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF WEBSTER STATE PARK.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


07/04/2020

Lake Fest & Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: July 4th celebration

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Sponsored by Waconda Heritage Assoc. 


Cedar Bluff Pets and Vets Weekend

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Weekend to Celebrate our Pets and our Veterans!

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-7263212

Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Cedar Bluff is offering a unique opportunity for your Fourth of July Holiday plans.  Enjoy a peaceful area on the beach, at your campsite, or some great boating opportunities.  

Perfect for people and pets that want to get away from the loud noises of the city.

We are planning a dog parade and a hot dog feed free for Veterans.  More details and times to follow.

There will be no fireworks allowed in the State Parks- personal or commercial.


BOAT POKER RUN AND MEAL WEBSTER STATE PARK

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: BOAT POKER RUN

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF WEBSTER STATE PARK.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


Bring Your Own Fireworks

Location: Milford State Park -South Boat Ramp

Type: Special Event

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Time: 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Other Information:

If you're looking for a place to do your fireworks, Law Enforcement will allow fireworks from 8:30pm to 10:30pm at the South Boat ramp with weather permitting. Vehicle permits required. 


07/18/2020

Cedar Bluff Paint in the Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Canvas Painting

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Love to paint or wish you could?  Join us at the Bluffton Community shelter for a step-by-step canvas painting party.

Pre-Registration is required.  Cost for materials will be determined soon.

The painting will be a Lake scene, and easy for all ages and skill levels.  Make it your own!

Free wine tasting from Trego Co's own Shiloh Winery.


08/01/2020

Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 01, 2020

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; Scavenger Hunt. Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than July 29th.


08/08/2020

Summer Splash

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Kid Friendly Splash Park

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

There will be fun for the entire family, so grab your towels and sun block and come out to beat the heat of summer! There will be some yard games as well as a splash park. There is no charge for this event, but a $5 per day vehicle park entry pass is required if you don't already have one. Parental supervision is required.


08/15/2020

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.


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.


09/12/2020

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.


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.


09/25/2020

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


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


09/26/2020

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.


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.


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!