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Update 07/21/2024 - The state park is open. The lake is 2.22ft above conservation pool level.

Please visit https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms for blue-green algae bloom information.

Camp Site Alert: Campsites 201, 202, 206, 207, 209, 210, 218, 220, 401, 403, 405, 407, 409, 411, 413, 415, and 417 are back-in campsites with the hookups on the passenger side (opposite of typical back-in campsites). Longer cord and hose may be needed. 

Located northwest of Junction City, west of K-77 on K-57 near milepost #1.

Milford State Park is located on the southeast shore of the state's largest lake Milford Reservoir, which has approximately 15,700 surface acres of water and 163 miles of shoreline. 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.

Milford State Park is a diverse 1,084-acre area located on the southeast end of Milford Lake. The park is a multipurpose recreation area that provides services to campers, boaters, fishermen, hunters, water enthusiasts, wildlife viewers, picnickers, and trail goers. The park features eight campgrounds with 60 sites offering three utilities, 91 sites offering two utilities, and the remaining 103 sites are primitive. Park amenities include 10 cabins for rent, equestrian facilities, over 12 miles of trails, splash park, playground facilities, day use shelters, group camping areas, 3 boat ramps with courtesy docks, 2 fish cleaning stations, 2 dump stations, full service marina facility, and a ADA Fishing Dock with kayak launch.

Cabins and campsite reservations can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com, kshuntfishcamp.com, or the Camp It KS app. 

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 1,100 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:
Office Hours:
State Park Office is open 8:00am - 4:00pm, M-F, closed weekends.

Park Office – (785) 238-3014

email - kdwpt.milfordsp@ks.gov

Park News - Updated: 07/21/2024
Milford State Park 

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

Milford State Park Office is open to the public Monday through Friday 8am-4pm. 

When the Office & Gatehouse are closed, please use the self-pay kiosk (cash in envelope and credit card at machine).

Camp hosts are available in the campgrounds throughout the park.

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/

Blue Green Algae: Please visit https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/777/Harmful-Algal-Blooms for blue-green algae bloom information. We have several Blue Green Algae Kiosks located throughout the park at the beach areas, restrooms, and boat ramps with the current advisory information.

UPCOMING PARK EVENTS: Family Movie Night in the Park August 10th!

CURRENT PARK PROJECTS: Archery Range

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. April 1st-October 31st reservations may be made for campsites throughout the park. 

CHANGE FEE: A change fee of $5.00 applies to any reschedule or date change campsite/cabin reservation, and/or shortened stay. Does not apply to transfer same facility of campsite/cabin, unless a shortened stay.  

CAMPSITE CANCELLATION/NO SHOW: A campsite cancellation/no show 0-2 days prior to arrival date results is no refund. Campsite cancellation 3-14 days prior to arrival date results in loss of reservation fee, 1 night stay fees, and implement a $5 cancellation fee. Campsite cancellations 15+ days prior to arrival date results in loss of reservation fee + $5 cancellation fee. 

CABIN CANCELLATION/NO SHOW: A cabin cancellation/no show 0-4 days prior to arrival date results is no refund. Cabin cancellation 5-29 days prior to arrival date results in loss of reservation fee, 1 night stay fees, and implement a $5 cancellation fee. Cabin cancellations 30+ days prior to arrival date results in loss of reservation fee + $5 cancellation fee.

CAMPSITE ALERT: Campsites 201, 202, 206, 207, 209, 210, 218, 220, 401, 403, 405, 407, 409, 411, 413, 415, and 417 are back-in campsites with the hookups on the passenger side (opposite of typical back-in campsites). Longer cord and hose may be needed. 

Any questions regarding Milford State Park or Milford Lake? Feel free to give us a call at (785) 238-3014, email us at kdwpt.milfordsp@ks.gov, or reference our park Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/MilfordStatePark

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.

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: 34
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Eagle Ridge Campground

Hickory Hollow Campground

Lake View Shelter


Prairie View Campground

Rusty Windmill Campground

South Boat Ramp Day Use Area

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
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    Now the proud host of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Storybook Trail, "Where the Oak Tree Grows"


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.  A $13.75 Non-Refundable reservation fee and service charge. A "CHANGE FEE" of $5.00 applies to any reschedule or date change for cabin reservation, and/or shortened stay. Does not apply to transfer same facility of cabin, unless a shortened stay. 

     2.    All fees are paid in advance.  

Cabin cancellation/no show 0-4 days prior to arrival date results is no refund.

Cabin cancellation 5-29 days prior to arrival date results in loss of reservation fee, 1 night stay fees, and implement a $5 cancellation fee. 

Cabin cancellations 30+ days prior to arrival date results in loss of reservation fee + $5 cancellation fee.

     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 required for the Big Oak and Pinto Cabins when bringing a pet.  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 $13.75 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 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).
Cabin Locations and Information:
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

    Rental Fees: 

    April - September

    •  Weekdays: $75 /night
    • Weekends: $90 /night - two night minimum

    Cabin is closed October 1 thru April 15.


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

    Rental Fees: 

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $75 /night
    • Weekends: $90 /night - two night minimum

    Cabin is closed October 1 thru April 15.


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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $80 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night - two night minimum

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $80 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night - two night minimum

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $80 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night - two night minimum

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $80 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night - two night minimum

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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 set of bunk beds - full sized bed on bottom & weight limit 250 lbs on top twin bunk, 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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $80 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night - two night minimum

    April - September

    • Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    April - September

    •  Weekdays: $65 /night
    • Weekends: $90 /night - two night minimum

    Cabin is closed October 1 thru April 15.


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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $90 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night

    April - September

    •  Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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

    Rental Fees: 

    October - March

    • Weekdays: $90 /night
    • Weekends: $95 /night

    April - September

    •  Weekdays: $95 /night
    • Weekends: $125 /night - two night minimum

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