Prairie Dog State Park News

We are working on a frisbee golf course, expanding the hiking trail to be double its length, and giving water to the electric-only campsites in Prairie Dog campground.

This month's "Did You Know"....

Water will be turned off to the park when Mother Nature freezes the ground. This is usually October 15th, but can be sooner.


Firewood is for sale in the Park! Go to site 114 for details.

Check in time and check out time for a campsite is 2 pm. For cabins, check in is after 2 pm, check out is before noon.

More Information

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

Office hours are Monday to Thursday, and Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Friday is 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday is 11am to 5:00PM.

   ** 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. Cabin 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. Bring your own sleeping items such as sheets, pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets.

Cedar Crest and Cottonwood are primitive cabins, and starting in late April, water is available from an outside faucet for these two cabins. These cabins sleep 8.

Prairie Dog and Eagle View are modern cabins with running water year-round, fully stocked kitchen areas, and a big bathroom with a shower. These cabins sleep 5-6.

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 Prairie Dog State Park, call the Park office at (785) 877-2953.