Prairie Dog State Park News

Most of our Licenses are now good for 365 days from date of purchase. Two exceptions: permits that expire on December 31st are the Annual Vehicle Permit and the Annual Camp Permit.
2019 Campsites can now be reserved.
At this time, you can call the office at 785-877-2953 to reserve a space in Cedar Ridge, as it is no longer walk-in only. We are working to get Cedar Ridge reservable on the various websites. 
The water has been turned off for the park. The two modern cabins have water year-round, otherwise all of the following do not 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 electricity and sewer hookups.

Water will be 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 Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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

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. Call for a reservation, 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.

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. 

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.