Prairie Dog State Park News

Sebelius Reservoir has a blue-green algae warning. Avoid contact with water, avoid boating and fishing, and keep pets out of the water.
Did you know... most of our Licenses are now good for 365 days from date of purchase? Two exceptions: the Annual Vehicle Permit and the Annual Camp Permit both expire on December 31st. 
At this time, you can reserve a site in Cedar Ridge campground online. You can use,, or click the "Make a Reservation" button at the right side of this page.
If you are unable to reserve a Cedar Ridge campsite online, give us a call at 785-877-2953 and we can make the reservation for you, just have your credit card handy for payment.
The water has been turned on for the park. The two modern cabins have water year-round, and all other amenities have water:
  • Campsites
  • Shower houses
  • The two primitive cabins

Good news: all cabins, campsites, and vault toilets are available year-round with electricity. Our newest campground, Cedar Ridge, has full hookups including sewer.

Water is turned on for the park in mid- to late-April as usual, when mother nature keeps the temperature consistently above freezing.

Office hours are Monday to Thursday, & Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday noon to 4:00 PM.

   ** A vehicle permit is required for all vehicles to enter the park. The daily permit is good until 2 pm the next day.**

   ** If you buy a Park Passport when you register your vehicle, and you need a replacement, it is $12.50 and can be purchased at any State Park office.  **

There is NO HUNTING ALLOWED in the State Park. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Please click the Make a Reservation button above, or visit to make your campsite and cabin reservations online, where nearly all Licenses and Permits can also be purchased.

Prairie Dog State Park has four cabins available. Reservations can be made for at least 2 days in advance, call the office or reserve a cabin online. All cabins have heating and air conditioning, a refrigerator and a microwave.

Cedar Crest and Cottonwood are primitive cabins, and starting in late April, water is available from an outside faucet for these two cabins.

Prairie Dog and Eagle View are modern cabins with running water year-round, fully stocked kitchen areas, and a big bathroom with a shower.

Cabin Renters: Please make sure to contact the park office at (785) 877-2953 within 48 hours of your arrival to obtain your key code. Reminder that you need to bring bed items, such as pillows, blankets, sheets, sleeping bags, etc.

Please remember to always wear your life jacket when you're on the water, it could save your life. 


Questions pertaining to the Norton Wildlife Area or hunting should be directed to Luke Winge, NORR Manager at (785) 877-2953.

Questions pertaining to fishing should be directed to Mark Shaw, Fisheries Biologist at (785) 425-6775.

Questions for a Conservation Officer should be directed to the Hays Regional Office at (785) 628-8614.

If you have questions pertaining to the Park, call the Park office at (785) 877-2953.