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Update 2-4-2020 - The park is open. The lake is 3.4 ft. below conservation pool. Please do not drive around barricades. There are safety hazards like shore and road erosion, loose pavement/rock, and shoreline debris.

Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, and Woodland Hills campgrounds with frost free hydrants (make sure to insulate if temperatures are below freezing!). Seven cabins. Vault toilets. 

Closed Facilities - Cedar Point, Prairie View, Walnut Grove, and Woodland Hills Primitive campgrounds. All shower houses and modern toilets. South Boat Ramp and Day Use area. Honey Locust, Red Cedar, and Big Oak Cabins. All fish cleaning stations. 

For more information, contact Milford State Park at (785) 238-3014 or visit the park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MilfordStatePark.

Located northwest of Junction City, west of K-77 on K-57

Milford State Park is located on the southeast shore of the state's largest lake, 15,709 surface-acre Milford Reservoir, Milford State Park is a favorite getaway for outdoors loving visitors. It is a popular destination for anglers eager for walleye, crappie, large mouth bass, white bass, catfish, and small mouth bass.

There are many opportunities to observe or photograph wildlife on the 19,000-acre wildlife area located on the west side and upper end of the reservoir. The Steve Lloyd refuge contains an additional 1100 acres. The diverse habitats support many species of non game birds, mammals, reptiles and aquatic life. Nearby Milford Nature Center and Milford Fish Hatchery (both are located below the dam) offer a variety of interpretive exhibits and displays. The lake hosts a large influx of bald eagles in the winter.

Hunters will find a variety of game including quail, pheasant, prairie chicken, duck, goose, rabbit, turkey, deer, and squirrel. Trappers are also active throughout the season in pursuit of raccoon, muskrat, beaver, and other furbearers.

Phone:
Address:
3612 State Park Rd.
Milford,KS    66514
County/Counties:
Park News - Updated: 02/05/2020

 

Milford State Park 

HOURS OF OPERATION: Milford State Park is open year round for all uses.

The Milford State Park Office is open Monday through Friday 8am-4pm, CLOSED WEEKENDS.

The Gatehouse is open seasonally. Friday: Noon-8pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm

The Self-pay kiosk is available 24/7 (cash only).

Camp hosts are available in Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, and Woodland Hills campgrounds. 

CURRENT LAKE CONDITIONS: Please call the Corps of Engineers at 785-238-5714 or visit http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Milford-Lake/Daily-Lake-Info-2/

CURRENT PARK PROJECTS: Construction for the new splash pad is underway at the South Boat Ramp and Day Use area. We are also working on flood/debris clean up and rebuilding park amenities damaged by the high waters.  

RESERVATIONS FOR CAMPSITES AND CABINS: Reservations can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com  Cabins may be reserved a year in advance and campsite reservations for upcoming seasons begin in mid December. All campsites are first come, first served November 1st through March 31st. 

Any questions regarding Milford State Park or Milford Lake? Feel free to give us a call at (785) 238-3014 or email us at kdwpt.milfordsp@ks.gov.

General Information
Phone:
Address:
3612 State Park Rd.
 
Milford, KS    66514
County/Counties:
Office Hours:
State Park Office is open 8:00am - 4:00pm, M-F, closed weekends. Gatehouse is closed during our winter camping season.

Park Office – (785) 238-3014

email - kdwpt.milfordsp@ks.gov


Milford Areas
Cedar Point Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 7
  • Water, Electric: 41
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Eagle Ridge Campground

Hickory Hollow Campground

Lake View Shelter

Milford Lake Marina and Boat Ramp

Prairie View Campground

Rusty Windmill Campground

South Boat Ramp and Day Use Shelters

Sunset Ridge Cabins & Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 9
  • Water, Sewer, Electric: 1
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Walnut Grove Campground

Woodland Hills Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 58
  • Water, Sewer, Electric: 1
  • Water, Electric: 29
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Milford Trails
Crystal Trail
  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 2.18 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.970 W96 53.310

Dogwood Trail
  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 0.6 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.207 W96 53.643

Eagle Ridge Trail
  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 6.1 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.014 W96 54.429

Pipeline Trail
  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.598 W96 53.828

Radio Tower Trail
  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 1.93 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail

Viewing Tower Trail
  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 0.15 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
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    At the end of this short trail you can climb a few stairs to the top of the tower to get a nice view of the park. 


Milford Cabins

Important Cabin Information:  Reservation Terms and Conditions, Cabin Reservation Information

Reserve Now

Milford State Park offers ten modern cabins. Seven cabins are open year round, while three close during the winter months. Cabins are reservable 364 days in advance. 

Big Oak, Honey Locust, and Red Cedar offer a bathroom with a stall shower, a kitchenette with small refrigerator, cooktop stove, and microwave. Kitchen items provided include basic pots and pans, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve four. Big Oak and Honey Locust have a set of bunk beds with a futon and will sleep up to four adults. Red Cedar is ADA accessible and has a full size bed. It will sleep up to two adults. These three cabins are closed during the winter months (Oct - April).

Crabapple, Sumac, Appaloosa, Morgan, Mustang, Palomino, and Pinto offer a bathroom with a stall shower, a kitchen with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave and table with chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots and pans, coffeemaker, Keurig, toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. They can sleep up to six.

Rental Fees:
  1.   $14.00 Non-Refundable reservation fee and service charge. 

     2.    All fees are paid in advance.  

  • Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 30 days or more prior to arrival date results in a full refund of fees paid, except for the $14.00 reservation fee.  
  • Cancellation or reschedule of cabin 29 days to 5 days prior to arrival date results in a refund of fees paid minus a one night rental fee and the $14.00 reservation fee.  
  • Cancellation or reschedule of cabin reservation 4 days or less prior to arrival or after the arrival date will result in all fees being forfeited.           

     3.   All vehicles, including all guests, must either have a daily or annual State Park Vehicle permit which are available for purchase at the park and online. 

     4.   $50.00 Pet Fee is available for the Big Oak and Pinto Cabins only.  No pets are allowed in any of the other cabins.

     5.   Permittee is responsible for cleanliness, condition or damages to the cabin upon checkout.  Damages to the cabin upon checkout will be charged.

Reservation Procedure:     

Cabin renter must submit a $14.00 non-refundable reservation fee AND all nights of rental fees in advance to secure a reservation. Reservations can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com, www.kshuntfishcamp.com, or through the CampIt KS smartphone app. Telephone and online reservations are credit card only.  Cash and check only if reserving in person at the Park Office.   

Cabin Check-in/Check-out Procedure:
  • Check-in time is 4 pm or later. 
  • You will need a 4 digit code to enter the cabin, there are no physical keys. The code is programmed to be the last 4 digits of the phone number that made the reservation. 
  • Be sure to purchase your vehicle passes before checking in. 
  • Before checking out, clean up and lock up. 
  • Check-out by noon. (No need to let us know you have left).

Sunset Ridge Cabins & Campground
  • Camping Available: Yes
  • ADA Camping Available: No
  • Reservable Sites: Yes
  • Primitive Camping: 9
  • Water, Sewer, Electric: 1
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Honey Locust Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • Location of Facility: N39 05.833 W96 54.097
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Honey Locust Cabin
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    Honey Locust offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove (no oven), dorm size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware. There is a bunk bed and full size futon. The cabin can sleep up to four. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Honey Locust cabin

      - Friday and Saturday nights are $85.00 each night

      - Sunday thru Thursday nights are $55.00 each night

      - Weekly pricing is $300.00

    Cabin is closed October 1 thru April 15.


Red Cedar Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 05.837 W96 54.116
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Red Cedar Cabin
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    Red Cedar offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove (no oven), dorm size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware. There is a full size bed and can sleep up to two. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Red Cedar cabin

      - Friday and Saturday nights are $75.00 each night

      - Sunday thru Thursday nights are $50.00 each night

      - Weekly pricing is $300.00

    Cabin is closed October 1 thru April 15.


Big Oak Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • Location of Facility: N39 05.859 W96 54.132
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Big Oak Cabin
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    Big Oak offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove (no oven), dorm size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware. There is a bunk bed and full size futon. The cabin can sleep up to four. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    Big Oak is pet friendly with an additional $50 pet fee required before arrival.

    NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN CABINS

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Big Oak cabin

      - Friday and Saturday nights are $85.00 each night

      - Sunday thru Thursday nights are $55.00 each night

      - Weekly pricing is $300.00

    Cabin is closed October 1 thru April 15.


Pinto Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Pinto Cabin
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    Pinto Cabin offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker and Keurig (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    Milford Cabin living room
    Milford Cabin sidewalk path

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    Pinto is pet friendly with an additional $50 pet fee required before arrival.

    NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Pinto cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Pinto cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $105.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $80.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Pinto cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

Palomino Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Palomino Cabin
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    Palomino Cabin offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker and Keurig (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    Milford Cabin living room
    Milford Cabin sidewalk path

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Palamino cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Palomino cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $115.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Palomino cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

Mustang Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Mustang Cabin
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    Mustang Cabin offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    Milford Cabin living room
    Milford Cabin sidewalk path

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Mustang cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Mustang cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $115.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Mustang cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

Morgan Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Morgan Cabin
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    Morgan Cabin offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    Milford Cabin Side view
    Milford Cabin restroom

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Morgan cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Morgan cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $115.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Morgan cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

Appaloosa Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Appaloosa Cabin
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    Appaloosa Cabin offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker (filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    Milford Cabin frontside view
    Milford Cabin Kitchen

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Appaloosa cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Appaloosa cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $115.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Appaloosa cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

Sumac Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 05.932 W96 54.099
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Sumac Cabin
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    Sumac offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker and Keurig (coffee/filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Sumac cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Sumac cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $115.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Sumac cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

Crabapple Cabin
  • Type of Cabin: Modern Cabin
  • This facility is ADA accessible
  • Location of Facility: N39 05.947 W96 54.113
  • This Facility is Reservable. Check availability and reserve Crabapple Cabin
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    Crabapple offers a bathroom with toilet, sink & stall shower, a kitchen with cook top stove & oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, table and chairs. Kitchen items provided include basic pots, pans and utensils, coffeemaker and Keurig (coffee/filters not provided), toaster, dishes, and silverware to serve six. The bedroom has a full size bed with a futon. The living room has a smart TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player (no WiFi), a fold down twin size Murphy bed, and a couch. The cabin can sleep five to six. (bed linens, pillows and towels not provided)

    The cabin also has a toadstool shelter included with it, along with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring.

    NO SMOKING AND NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS

    October thru December 31 pricing for the Crabapple cabin

    •   Friday or Saturday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $65.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $445.00

    April thru September 30 pricing for the Crabapple cabin

    •   Friday and Saturday nights are $115.00 each night
    •   Sunday thru Thursday nights are $85.00 each night
    •   Weekly pricing is $520.00

    January thru March 31 special pricing for the Crabapple cabin

    •   $55.00 per each night

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