Prairie Dog State Park News

2019 Licenses and Permits are now on sale.
2019 Campsites can now be reserved. Our new campground, Cedar Ridge, is reservable from now on.
There is a "First Day Hike" event on Jan. 1; come to the park at 9 a.m., as an option bring a furry friend on a leash, and hike the Steve Mathes Nature Trail for your first hike of the year. Click on the Prairie Dog Trails icon above, for more info about the Trail.  
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.

Campsite reservations for 2019

You can now make campsite reservations for 2019. 

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**

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

Please visit or to make your campsite and cabin reservations online, where nearly all Licenses and Permits can be purchased.

Prairie Dog State Park has four cabins available. Cedar Crest and Cottonwood are primitive cabins (starting in late April, water is available from an outside faucet). Prairie Dog and Eagle View are modern cabins with running water year-round. Call for a reservation, or reserve a cabin on our website! All cabins have heating and air conditioning, a refrigerator and a microwave.

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. 

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

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.