Event Calendar


07/06/2021

PERRY STATE PARK OFFICE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office Hours

Dates: 07/06/21 - 07/31/21

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Starting July 6, 2021, until July 31, 2021, due to a staffing shortage the Park Office may be closed during our regular business hours.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please leave a message on our answering machine 785-246-3449 and someone will get back with you as soon as they can.  If you need immediate assistance, please call 1-620-672-5911.

The Park is open.  There will be maintenance staff and Rangers Patrolling at various times.  


07/30/2021

Little Jerusalem 07-30

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, July 30, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-ish people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

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. 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, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. If it is summer 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!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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, 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. Wear boots, bring sunscreen, water, a snack and a hiking stick! 

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


07/31/2021

Little Jerusalem 07-31

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061 sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-ish people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

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. 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, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. If it is summer 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!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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, 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. Wear boots, bring sunscreen, water, a snack and a hiking stick! 

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music in the Park

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

"Ageless" will be the band performing  at the Walnut River Amphitheatre

7pm-11pm

*Bring lawn chairs and blankets*

Event brought to you by "Friends of El Dorado Lake"


08/01/2021

Little Jerusalem 08-01

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 01, 2021

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell

Phone No: 620-872-2061 sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-ish people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for at least a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

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. 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, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. If it is summer 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!  If its winter, be prepared for the cold! The North wind rips right thru the rock formations as there is nothing to block the north winds!

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, 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. Wear boots, bring sunscreen, water, a snack and a hiking stick! 

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


08/02/2021

Oregon Trail Bass Masters

Location: Wilson State Park Otoe Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 08/02/21 - 08/03/21

Contact: Charles Shied

Phone No: 402-705-2987

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm



08/07/2021

Bobber Drop and Evening Concert

Location: Cross Timbers State Park - Toronto Point

Type: Music & Boating

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Cross Timbers State Park office, or Friends of Cross Timbers Facebook

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Other Information:

Friends of Cross Timbers will be sponsoring two events on August 7, 2021 in Toronto Point Area.

Awesome things happening August 7 at Cross Timbers State Park. Bobber Drop will begin at noon. Each bobber will have a number. That number will be associated with a prize. Return bobber to the concessions stand in Toronto Point.

Then enjoy a relaxed evening listening to CM Johnson and The One Lane Road Band starting at 7pm until 10pm. We will be serving a BBQ dinner starting at 6pm which will consist of your choice of Brisket or Ribs, cheesy potatoes, cole slaw and roll for $8.Come out and have a delicious dinner and a great time at Cross Timbers State Park


Summer Splash

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Water and outdoor games

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Milford State Park

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us at the Milford State Park Splash Pad! 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 is no charge for this event, but a $5 per day vehicle park entry pass is required if you don't already have one. Adult/parental supervision is required.


S'moresfest

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Social Event

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 7857-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us for our annual S'moresfest! This is a once of a kind event where we celebrate the best camping food- S'MORES! We will have a good competition and then a group s'more roast. Come show off your S'mores skills... it will be S'MORE fun!

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/702583706942664


Park Party

Location: Meade State Park

Type: carnival and outdoor-oriented games for families

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Check out our facebook page for more information on this event! www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark


19th Annual Fall River Star Party

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

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm


Other Information:

ALERT:  The KAO and park staff request guests to have a face mask available when viewing through the groups telescopes.  Also when parking, please park vehicles where headlights will not shine into the event area upon departure.

Enjoy a night with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, they will present an educational program, 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!


Movie Night

Location: Meade State Park

Type: family friendly movie

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Stay tuned to our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for more information on what movie we will be showing! The movie will begin at 9 p.m. or dark. We will show the movie in the beach area by the park office.


08/13/2021

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing!!!

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Sunset Photo Opportunity and Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021

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 Friday August 13th, 2021

**Please Note: Emails are not checked on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Email confirmations of available space will be returned Fridays after 3pm.**

**AS OF TUESDAY JULY 27TH, ONLY 4 SPACES REMAIN FOR THE 9:30 METEOR PHOTO EXCURSION. PLEASE WAIT FOR EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT THERE IS SPACE!**

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 the off trail photography opportunities, please email to reserve a space!! Space is limited.

*Event #1: For an Off-Trail Sunset photo excursion opportunity, meet at The Ramada Overlook at 7:00pm.  Sunset is at 8:40pm Space is limited! Please email to save a spot! Off Trail photo excursion will be 7-9pm. If you feel that you might need light to help navigate back to trailhead, Please bring a red light to navigate with. Moon will only be 28% illumination, so it could be dark if we dilly dally around too long! *Please note that this is NOT the traditional off trail hike. This is for strolling, relaxing, and catching the golden hour of sunset! Camera phones to fancy cameras are welcome!*

*Event #2: For a Meteor Shower Photo Excursion, meet at The Ramada Overlook at 9:30pm. Moon is only 28% illumination. So if we have clear skies, it should make for great opportunity for photos! We can plan to be off trail photographing meteors, rocks, and other cool night time things from about 9:30 to 11:30pm. Please bring red lights to navigate with. White lights will be allowed for light painting and focusing. Please warn group before you flash the bright lights! *Please note that this is NOT the traditional off trail hike. This is for strolling, relaxing, and catching the golden hour of sunset! Camera phones to fancy cameras are welcome! *Please note that this is NOT the traditional off trail hike. This is for strolling, observing, and setting up the tripods for long exposures!*

*During the Open Park Night, Access to parking lot, trails, overlooks, and grassy area north of parking lot for meteor viewing will be allowed. You may NOT be off trail without park staff present! No off trail access during the park night unless you are part of one of the photography events!!

*When you enter the parking lot, please be courteous of others enjoying the dark skies. Please remember to dim vehicle lights and/or turn the lights down to the day time running lamps if possible!

*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

Lets all hope for CLEAR SKIES and awesome weather for the evening!!!


08/14/2021

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/14/21 - 08/15/21

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.


08/15/2021

Little Jerusalem 08-15

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

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. Messages are not checked over the weekends! During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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. During the summer, 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! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

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.

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


08/20/2021

Corn Hole Tournament

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Corn Hole Tournament

Dates: 08/20/21 - 08/21/21

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Sons of pitched corn hole tournament-location will be Bemis Creek Campground. Contact park office for additional information


Little Jerusalem 08-20

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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. During the summer, 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! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

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


08/22/2021

Little Jerusalem 08-22

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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. During the summer, 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! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down! 

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


08/24/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/24/21 - 08/31/21

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 35 students. Students will be issued class syllabus, class locations, manual, home work assignments at Registration. Class is free. Class is held in Manhattan metro area. 


08/28/2021

Bobcat Bass

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

FISHING TOURNAMENT- Private Youth Club Fishing Tournament

Location:  North Boat Boat-Perry State Park behind the office

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

Notice: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT- COVID 19 fishing tournament guidelines.

Social distance, wear mask if distancing cannot be maintained and be aware of touched surfaces.


09/03/2021

ANNUAL Friends of Perry Lake Wild Horse Trails

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Dates: 09/03/21 - 09/06/21

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 Wild Horse Annual Celebration

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter 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.

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.

Wear a mask, be aware of touched surfaces and social distance.


09/04/2021

Milky Way Viewing! Open Park Night!

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Milky Way Viewing! Open Park Night!

Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 am


Other Information:

***AS OF JULY27TH, 2021, THESE DETAILS ARE PRELIMINARY. MORE DETAILS AND TIMES WILL BE CONFIRMED AFTER AUGUST 3RD. PLEASE CHECK BACK!!!!***

Open Park Night! Milky Way Viewing!  Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park! Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Join us for an evening of sunset and Milky Way viewing at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park!

*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 XX:00pm.  This is not a true off trail hike. The group will go to a location and set up for photos. Space is limited for the photo opportunity! Please email to save a spot!

*For an Off Trail Milky Way photography excursion, meet at The Ramada Overlook at XX:00pm. This is not a true off trail hike. The group will go to a variety of locations and set up for photos. Bring those tripods for long exposures! Space is limited for the photo opportunity! Please email to save a spot!

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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

*Gate will officially close at XXXX 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


Cedar Bluff State Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Area

Type: Labor Day Beach Party

Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Join us the Saturday before Labor Day for a beach party!  We will have lots of outdoor games for you to play and DJ Willy Will will be jamming out on the beach.  Bring your lawn chair and your drinks and be ready for a night of fun!


Lovewell Lake Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 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 Saturday, Sept 4th. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


09/05/2021

Little Jerusalem 09-05

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 05, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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. During the summer, 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! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

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


Family Movie Night in the Park

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Movie showing in the park

Date: Sunday, September 05, 2021

Contact: Milford State Park

Phone No: 785-238-3014

Time: 8:30 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.


09/06/2021

Little Jerusalem 09-06

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Monday, September 06, 2021

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

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Other Information:

Space is limited on tours. Spaces must be reserved. I try for the tours to not be too much larger than 15-20 people. Please make your plans and email sarakay.carrell@ks.gov to reserve a spot! Hikes down in the rocks will be approximately 1.5 hours. Please plan for about a 2 hour timeframe to allow for time to hike back to the parking lot!.

*Please Note* My days off are Wednesday and Thursdays, so you will not receive a same day confirmation of available space on either of those days. Email confirmations will not be returned until after 2pm on Fridays!

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. During the summer, 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! During the winter, it can be pretty chilly in the rock formations! The winds are predominantly North or Northwest winds, which means the wind whips right thru the canyon bottoms and can chill us down!

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.

Meeting location for the hike will be at The Ramada Overlook! Don't worry, it's easy to locate, as the parking lot area is not very big!

**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


09/09/2021

STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK - COYOTE TRAIL

Type: HS CROSS COUNTRY

Date: Thursday, September 09, 2021

Contact: MARCIA HRABE

Phone No: 785-432-0985

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm



09/11/2021

FLINT HILLS KAYAK ANGLERS Ramps around Perry Lake

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Dates: 09/11/21 - 09/12/21

Contact: Steve Kytze

Phone No: 785-806-6001

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Club Fishing Tournament

Various Boat Ramps around the lake- if using a boat ramp inside Perry State Park a Vehicle permit is required no matter the length of stay.


Hays Bass Anglers

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Contact: Curt Wachs

Phone No: 785-259-8326

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

Start time will be safe light.


CLUB TOURNAMENT - OREGON TRAIL BASS MASTERS

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: CLUB FISHING PAPER TOURNAMENT

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Contact: CHARLES SHEID

Phone No: 402-984-9850

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm



Atchison Bass Club

Location: Milford State Park Marina Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Dates: 09/11/21 - 09/12/21

Time: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm



09/12/2021

I-70 Bass Anglers

Location: Milford State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Time: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm



3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

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

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

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.


09/18/2021

I-70 Bass Anglers

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Bass Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm



6TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW STOCKTON RODDERS

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: CAR SHOW

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Contact: DEAN KESTER

Phone No: 785-425-8430

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm



Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/18/21 - 09/19/21

Contact: Danny Barrett

Phone No: 620-200-8723

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm



Joe Robertson Memorial Car Show

Location: Meade State Park

Type: car show

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for more information on this event.


09/21/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/21/21 - 09/28/21


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 40 students. Students will be issued class syllabus, class locations, manual, home work assignments at Registration. Class is free. Class is held in Manhattan metro area. 


09/24/2021

Douglas Country Trail Riders

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trail Ride

Dates: 09/24/21 - 09/26/21

Contact: Douglas County Trail Riders

Phone No: admin@dctr.org/

This is an All Day Event


Other Information:

Trial Ride Dinner

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Shelter and Trails

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

NOTICE: All events will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines.

Wear a mask, be aware of touched surfaces and social distance.

https://www.facebook.com/Douglas-County-Trail-Riders-189246784419776/


09/25/2021

Catfish Chasers Tournament Series

Location: Milford State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm



CRUZIN THE SHORELINE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Car Parade and Show

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Contact: Denny Tryon

Phone No: 785-554-5846

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Curzin the Shoreline - Start time and arrival to Perry State Park will be determined later. 

BSA Scout Troop 167 will be in attendance at the stopping point in Lake View at Perry State Park.  Please practicing social distancing and wear mask protection in restrooms or in food lines. contact Denny Tryon 785-554-5846 or Donna Tyron 785-845-2794 for any questions or concerns for this event.

All Visitors into the Park will need a vehicle permit. 

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


19th 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 25, 2021

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Other Information:

Step back to 1821, 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 may 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 1821.


09/26/2021

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Contact: Travis Burch

Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Other Information:

YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT - Bass

Location Lake View Boat Ramp - Jefferson Point

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

Notice: All tournaments will be done in accordance with current State of Kanas Covid 19 and KDWPT guidelines.


10/02/2021

Hell Creek 100

Location: Wilson State Park Switchgrass Trail

Type: Race-runners

Dates: 10/02/21 - 10/03/21

Contact: Jordon Ward Or Chase Hammond

Phone No: 785-226-4467

Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm



I-70 Bass Anglers

Location: Milford State Park South Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing tournament

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Time: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm



OK Kids Day

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: OK Kids Day

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Other Information:

Come enjoy outdoor kid friendly games, wildlife programs, archery, trap and black powder shoots, prizes and free lunch.

Event is located at the El Dorado Shooting Range.


Wakonda Indian Festival

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Indian Festival

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2021

Contact: Sharon Sahlfeld

Phone No: 785-738-8035

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Information:

Offering Native American dance, music, artwork, food and educational interaction with the crowd.


10/09/2021

Mud Run

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Mud Run

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Other Information:

Mud Run event will be located at area 8 in Bluestem Point


Halloween in the Park

Location: Meade State Park

Type: campsite decoration, trick-or-treat, costumes, trunk-or-treat

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2021

Contact: Meade State Park

Phone No: (620) 873-2572

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Other Information:

Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for more information on this event.


10/10/2021

East Kansas Bassmasters Rescheduled

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Contact: eastksbassmasters@gmail.com

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm


Other Information:

Original Date Sunday May 16 2021-postponed to Oct 10 2021

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.

NOTICE: All tournaments will be done in accordance with the State of Kansas Covid 19 and the KDWPT-COVID 19 fishing Tournament’s guidelines.

Wear a mask, be aware of touched surfaces and social distance.

http://www.eastkansasbassmasters.com/


10/16/2021

Denver Bass Masters

Location: Wilson State Park Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 10/16/21 - 10/17/21

Contact: J J Branson

Phone No: 619-420-8815

Time: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm



10/19/2021

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/19/21 - 10/26/21


Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office, 8 AM to 4PM. Class is limited to 45 students. Students will be issued class syllabus, class locations, manual, home work assignments at Registration. Class is free. Class is held in Manhattan metro area. 


10/23/2021

6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Night

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: 6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Night

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



11/26/2021

#OptOutside at Cedar Bluff

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Camping

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm


Other Information:

Skip the lines at the stores and come to Cedar Bluff State Park! Listen to the sound of a cracking campfire over the sound of loud crowds. Details will be updated as the event is planned


Black Friday

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Contact: Jill Johnson

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 8:00 am


Other Information:

Free Entrance into the Park-No park passes required on 11/26/21