Event Calendar


03/02/2024

KANSAS OUTLAWS CATFISHING

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing

Date: Saturday, March 02, 2024

Contact: William Pranker

Phone No: 620-704-3958

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 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.


03/14/2024

PERRY OFFICE Closed

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Office closed

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Office will be closed all day.

Vehicle permits are required.

The Park remains open for day use and Camping. Daily Vehicle and camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay stations. Please check kiosk for pricing.

The water is off to many facilities. Please check State Park Alert page for more information. State Park Alerts / State Parks / KDWP - KDWP (ksoutdoors.com)

Most hunting/fishing licenses and permits can be purchased at KDWP Home / KDWP - KDWP (ksoutdoors.com) or Toll-Free Telephone: 1-833-587-2164, hours are 6am - 9pm.

Please call 620-672-5911 if you need further assistance.


03/19/2024

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/19/24 - 03/26/24

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office, 8 am-4pm. Students receive class syllabus, student manual, class locations and homework assignments at registration. Class is limited to 30 students.

Class dates are 3/19 & 3/26 from 6-10pm and 3/23 from 8-5.

Classroom sessions are in Manhattan, range field day at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph, KS. 


03/23/2024

Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: El Dorado State Park Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted fied day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online www.safehunters.com. The link will NOT work so please type the address into your browser.

Lunch will be provided by the Walnut River PF/QF chapter.
Call or E-mail Vickie Cikanek at 785-501-0867 or vickie.cikanek@ks.gov if you have any questions regarding the class.    


04/06/2024

COUGAR PASS Shelter Family Event

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Private Family Event

Date: Saturday, April 06, 2024

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

This is a private family event.

All Day

Vehicle Permits Required for all vehicles no matter length of stay.


CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing

Date: Saturday, April 06, 2024

Contact: David Studebaker

Phone No: 785 289 0007

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Catfish Tournament Series https://catfishchasers.com/

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 785-289-0007


04/13/2024

KANSAS BASS NATION YOUTH FISHING

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Dates: 04/13/24 - 04/14/24

Contact: Tate Herrman

Phone No: 785-466-6564

Time: 6:00 am


Other Information:

Fishing Tournament- 2 Day Bass Youth 6am-4pm each day

Kansas Bass Nation Youth Fishing is part of B.A.S.S. 

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

Vehicle permits required for all vehicles to enter the State Park - not matter the length of stay.


04/20/2024

Earth Day

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Earth Day Event

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



04/28/2024

KANSAS BUDDY BASS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024

Contact: Andrew Barnabei

Phone No: 605-880-0119

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Bass

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

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

https://www.ksbuddybass.com


05/18/2024

OK Kids Day Youth Fishing Derby

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Youth 15 and under. No registration necessary. A limited amount of fishing poles will be available for use.


06/01/2024

Free Fishing Weekend

Location: Milford State Park - State Wide

Type: Free Fishing

Dates: 06/01/24 - 06/02/24

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Fishing licenses are not required June 1st and 2nd, 2024. All other permits are required.


S'more Family Fun Run

Location: Milford State Park

Type: 5K or 1 mile run/walk & s'mores

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us at Milford State Park for our annual 5k and 1 mile walk/run, kids only dash, and campfire s'mores! No prior registration required. 


06/08/2024

AMERICAN BASS ANGLERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Dates: 06/08/24 - 08/08/24

Contact: Brent Barker

Phone No: 316-652-5939

Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Bass

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

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


06/09/2024

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 09, 2024

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.


06/14/2024

Heartland AHCA Challenge

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 06/14/24 - 06/16/24

Contact: Windy Cummings or Clayton Cummings

Phone No: 785-418-5935 or 913-963-8823

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

American Horse Challenge - Obstacle Course

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter, Obstacle Course, Campground and Trails

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES to enter the State Park- No matter the length of stay.

All camping fees will apply.


06/15/2024

Bassaholics Bass Club

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Contact: Marion Daniels

Phone No: 816-935-9963

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Fishing Tournament-Bass

Location: LAKE VIEW BOAT RAMP

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


07/06/2024

Patriotic Campsite Decoration Contest

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Campsite Decoration Contest

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Most patriotic campsite wins! Enter your campsite with your camp host.


Fireworks Display

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: July 4th celebration

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2024

Time: 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm


Other Information:

Sponsored by Beloit Chamber of Commerce


08/10/2024

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

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 at the Beach Shelter.


Family Movie Night

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Outdoor Movie

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Grab your blankets and join us for a family friendly movie night and popcorn! Movie starts at dark.


08/30/2024

ANNUAL Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Dates: 08/30/24 - 09/02/24

Contact: Dewayne Burgess of Jo Turner

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

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Friends of Perry Wild Horse Annual Celebration

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter, Campground and Trails

Check Facebook "Let's Ride--Perry Lake"

Vehicle Permits are REQUIRED FOR ALL VEHICLES to enter the State Park- No matter the length of stay.

All camping fees will apply.


09/01/2024

Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Sunday, September 01, 2024

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Fireworks Display will be presented from the Cedar Point Boat Ramp Rock Jetty area of Lovewell State Park, beginning at dusk on Sunday, Sept 1st . State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


09/08/2024

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 08, 2024

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.


09/14/2024

Wild Edibles of Milford

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Guided Foraging

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Contact: Milford State Park Office

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us for a guided foraging hike co-hosted with KDWP Education Division. Registration required.


09/24/2024

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/24/24 - 10/01/24

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office, 8 am-4pm. Students receive class syllabus, student manual, class locations and homework assignments at registration. Class is limited to 30 students.

Class dates are 9/24 & 10/01 from 6-10pm and 9/28 from 8-5.

Classroom sessions are in Manhattan, range field day at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph, KS. 


09/28/2024

AMERICAN BASS ANGLERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024

Contact: Brent Barker

Phone No: 316-652-5939

Time: 4:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Bass

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

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


10/06/2024

EAST KANSAS BASSMASTERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 06, 2024

Contact: Brian Keeney

Phone No: 913-424-8285

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Bass

Location: Lake View Boat Ramp

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


10/19/2024

MOONLIGHT RIDE - FPLWHT

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Event

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Contact: Amy Schmidtlein or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785-640-1600 or 785-230-4349

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trials

Chili & Pie Supper with Moonlight Ride

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

Please remember all vehicles must have a permit.

All camping fees will apply.


10/22/2024

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/22/24 - 10/29/24

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office, 8 am-4pm. Students receive class syllabus, student manual, class locations and homework assignments at registration. Class is limited to 30 students.

Class dates are 10/22 & 10/29 from 6-10pm and 10/26 from 8-5.

Classroom sessions are in Manhattan, range field day at Fancy Creek Range, Randolph, KS. 


10/26/2024

Halloween at Perry State Park

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Park Event

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Please check out our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/PerryStatePark

Location Lake View Shelter

Vehicle permits will be required.

Possible activities Trick or Treating, hayrack ride, scavenger hunt etc.

Campsite decorations are encouraged.


11/29/2024

Free vehicle entry

Location: Milford State Park - Statewide

Type: Free Entry

Date: Friday, November 29, 2024

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Free vehicle entry for Black Friday #optoutside