Event Calendar


06/05/2020

FRIENDS OF PERRY LAKE WILD HORSE TRAILS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 06/05/20 - 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


06/06/2020

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.


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.


KANSAS CRAPPIE TRAIL

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Contact: Dylan Faulconer

Phone No: 913-416-3481

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Crappie

Location: North Boat Ramp

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED for all vehicles to enter the State Park - 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

Lexington Ambassadors

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/20/20 - 06/21/20

Contact: Andy Cochrane

Phone No: 308-325-4088

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


"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

Heartland AHCA Challenge

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 06/27/20 - 06/29/20

Contact: Wendy Cummings

Phone No: 785-418-5935

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

This is a competition event will take Place at Wild Horse Equestrian Campground.


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

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. 


Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: July 4th celebration

Date: Saturday, July 04, 2020

Time: 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm

Other Information:

Sponsored by Beloit Chamber of Commerce


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.


07/25/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament -High School

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


07/26/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Bass Fishing Tournament -Junior High

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


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

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 08, 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!!


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.


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"


09/06/2020

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.


09/22/2020

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

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.


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

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!