State Park Alerts

State park vehicle permits, annual camping permits and 14-day camping permits for the 2023 season will go on sale beginning December 13, 2022.

Campsite reservations for the 2023 season can be made beginning at noon on December 15, 2022.

  • MINIMUM STAY NOTICE: A four-night stay will be required for camping reservations during Memorial Day weekend, and three-night stays will be required for camping reservations during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.
Update on park winterization process as of 10/31/22

The following campgrounds still have water turned ON to them:DespatchHoonii** ALL CAMPSITES are now FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVE until April 1st.The North Shower House will remain turned ON.The following campgrounds have been winterized:OverlandArapahoWagon RutPronghornPrickly PearThe following shower houses have been winterized:PronghornApacheButterfieldOverland

Fish Cleaning Station is closed for the season

For more information click, Cedar Bluff State Park

Here is the YouTube link for our video introduction to our CampIt Ks app! 

There is also a HuntFish KS mobile app for both Android and Apple devices. 


For more information click, Cheney State Park

Water is scheduled to be turned off on Monday 10/17. This includes day use facilities, bathrooms, non heated shower houses, the fish cleaning station, and campsites that are not equipped with a frost free hydrant. If you are using a frost free hydrant, it is your responsibility to turn that hydrant to the off position after use to ensure it does not freeze and break. 

For more information click, Clinton State Park

7-20-2020: The entire park is open. The beach area is open, we are asking that everyone please be respectful of social distancing. We've been experiencing a busier season than normal. As such, we ask that park patrons please contact the office or go online to check availability or make a reservation before coming out to camp. We appreciate your patience during this time, and hope that everyone can enjoy the great outdoors safely.

For more information click, Crawford State Park

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For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park

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For more information click, Eisenhower State Park

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For more information click, El Dorado State Park

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For more information click, Elk City State Park

The Quarry Bay Area water system is currently down for maintenance, it is unknown for how long.  Guests should plan to use the Fredonia Bay Area shower houses and water hydrants.

For more information click, Fall River State Park

Restrooms at Pomona, Miller, Admire, and Bushong trailhead are in the process of being installed. Please keep in mind that sidewalks and concrete approaches must be installed before the facility can be opened to the public, so they are NOT available for use at the moment. Please stay tuned for construction progress as well as dates for when the restrooms will be open. 

For more information click, Flint Hills Trail State Park

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For more information click, Glen Elder State Park

GREEN RECREATIONAL TRAIL WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO DRIVE-IN TRAFFIC DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.  Green Recreational Trail Winter Hours - the trail will be closing before dark during winter hours. Hours may vary at times.  

For more information click, Green Recreational Trail State Park

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For more information click, Hillsdale State Park

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For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park

Current Conditions

The lake is at conservation level 1464.85.  Water is back on at all camping sites with utilities.  The water at the dump stations has been turned on.  All shower houses are open.  

The Split Boulder trail and part of the Rockin'K trail has been closed for Eagle Nesting.  They will open back up in the summer.  In the Horsethief area, Gate 1 has been re-opened.  

  2022 Camping Season

Reservations for 2022 are open.  Reservations can be made at, the Campit-KS app, or by calling the office.  A two-night minimum stay on weekends is required with advanced reservations.  A four-night minimum stay is required on Memorial Day weekend.  Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends require a three-night minimum stay with advanced reservations.    

Check out our Facebook page Kanopolis State Park - Kansas Wildlife & Parks | Facebook for up-to-date information. 

For more information click, Kanopolis State Park

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For more information click, Kaw River State Park

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For more information click, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, and for online purchases. 

Cottonwood, Cedar Point and North Willow Utility Campgrounds are closed for the season. Most shower/restroom facilities are closed for the season, but the Walleye Point facility is available. There is a also a public restroom/shower facility located at the state park maintenance facility. Lovewell Marina is closed for the season.

As of 3-8-23, Lovewell Reservoir is currently 1 ft below conservation pool and slowly rising. Reservoir is ice-free. Marina and Cedar Point Boat Ramps are both usable for boat launching. 

2023 park permits and campsite reservations are available to purchase will be available to purchase through,, or through the Lovewell State Park Office. Reservations are available for most utility campsites at Lovewell State Park, and also the Willow Primitive 24hour generator sites. Reservations for Lovewell State Park’s rustic and deluxe camping cabins are available 364 days in advance through the same websites, or through the state park office during regular business hours. 

For more information click, Lovewell State Park

Updated 03/17/2023

!! TOTAL BURN BAN !! Meade County and Meade State Park have been placed in a total burn ban until further notice. No ground fires, fire pits (including propane fire pits) or open flames of any kind are allowed. Failure to comply with the burn ban will result in a notice to appear in district court. 

Personal charcoal grills, propane grills or wood pellet grills are allowed. Individuals can also use the provided upright grills with charcoal ONLY! 

Reservations for the 2023 camping season are now open! Reserve your sites online or by calling the park office. We recommend always making reservations for utility sites to ensure you get a campsite. Primitive campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.

Winter Facility Updates: Park office (8 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F), North Bathroom/Showers (CLOSED), RV Dump Station (OPEN YEAR ROUND), West Vault (CLOSED), East Vault (OPEN), Lakeview Campground (Water/electric SHUT OFF, primitive camping only from Oct. 17 - March 31, 2023), Office Showers/Bathroom (OPEN 365/24/7). 

Potable Water: Cedar Campground Playground Area (near the dumpsters), and near the RV dump station

 Check our Facebook page at  for the most updated office hour information. Any recent office closures will be listed near the top of the park's news feed. 

For more information click, Meade State Park

Update 3-17-2023 - The state park is open. The lake is 2.97 ft below conservation pool level. Please visit for blue-green algae bloom information.

Milford State Park is open year round, however, as temperatures drop below freezing, please insulate your hoses/hydrants! 

Fishing licenses, hunting licenses, and boat applications can be purchased at If you are wanting to make reservations for campsites and cabins (and get your annual vehicle permit), you can do so through our Campit KS app, at or at 

Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Woodland Hills, Walnut Grove, and Sunset Ridge campgrounds. Seven cabins. Vault toilets. Woodland Hills shower house.  

Closed Facilities - Cedar Point campground & shower house (closed for construction). Prairie View Campground (closed for construction). Walnut Grove and Prairie View shower houses. Eagle Ridge Restroom. Big Oak, Honey Locust, and Red Cedar Cabins. Splash Park. South Boat Ramp and Marina fish cleaning stations. 

For more information, contact Milford State Park at (785) 238-3014 or visit the park Facebook page at

For more information click, Milford State Park

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For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park


Tune in to our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

ATTENTION Rock Creek Road is closed east of Highway 237 due to a washed-out culvert!  In conjunction with the Army Corp of Engineers we are working on getting this fixed.  It is undetermined at this time how long this will take.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

NOTICE: The water is still off to most areas of the park.  Plans and preparations are in the works to get the water turned on, as soon as the overnight temperatures do not dip below freezing.  Each campground, bath/house and the lift stations are done on an individual basis.  Campgrounds Eagle Landing, Cottonwood Bridge and Wild Horse Equestrian have no water. Wild Horse Equestrian, Eagle Landing, Turkey Run and Lake View Bath/shower houses are still closed for the winter season.  The Dump Stations are open but have no water. 

Seasonal Lottery has been completed all seasonal (long-term sites) have been taken.


• Eagle Landing, Lake View and Wild Horse Bath/Shower Houses. 11/1/2022
• Hobie Cove Bath house 10/21/2022
• Both Dump Stations (Entrance and Lake View) have no water, you may still dump, but there is no water to rinse. 11/1/2022
• Eagle Landing and Cottonwood the water is off to the water spigots. The electricity is still on. However, there is a frost-free spigot on/near the Lake View Boat Ramp, south end near the vault toilet that will remain open for water to fill up your tank. 11/1/2022
• Primitive areas Pelican Point (road is not usable) and Turkey Run (construction).

Cougar Pass and Lake View Campground do have frost free hydrants and will have water on throughout the winter, but you MUST DISCONNECT the HOSE from the HYDRANT after filling your tanks, so the lines do not Freeze. At any time, PLEASE do not leave you hose hooked up to the hydrant.

All Boats: New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers. PLEASE READ INSTRUSTIONS BELOW OR AT THIS SITE:
Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park.  Monday - Friday 9:00 -3:30 Only. No boat registrations can be done on the weekend.

Kansas Requires a bill of sale. A copy of the appropriate bill of sale is on this website. YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here.

• This means you will need to provide us a copy of your bill of sale. Please make a copy to keep for yourself.
• There is a form to fill out. You will need this form filled out. (This form is under -how to register your boat, "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating" open the + Registration and Renewal Forms. All new boats, out of state boats, and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out this form. It must be signed and filled out completely.)
• If you bought the boat from a dealer in state or out of state, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt you receive from your county.
• You will need to provide A PRINTED picture of the HULL ID - if you can't print a picture, we can take an etching of the HULL ID Number that is associated with your vessel. (The Hull ID is located on the back of the transom, and it is 12 digits long)

Campsite reservations for the 2023 are now available. RESERVATION SEASON IS April 1, 2023-October 31, 2023.

MINIMUM STAY NOTICE: A two-night stay is required for advance reservations for Friday and Saturday. A four-night stay will be required for camping reservations during Memorial Day weekend, and three-night stays will be required for camping reservations during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Vehicle permits are required for each motorized vehicle.

Advance reservations for the 2023 camping season can be made online at: or

Note: Water to all bath houses, dump stations, Eagle Landing, Cottonwood Bridge and Wild Horse Campground will only be turned back on for the 2023 season when the overnight temperatures no longer dip below freezing.

Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund minus the transaction fee.
Cancellation 14 to three days prior to arrival results in a refund minus one camping night and transaction fee.
Cancellation less than three days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.

Due to the inordinate number of reservations in previous camping seasons with our regular campgrounds, (the non-equestrian sites), many campers were looking and booking sites in the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground that do not have a horse. Even though the reservation site informs you must have a horse to camp at the Equestrian Campground. All horse campers who want an advanced reservation Starting April 1 will need to call the office to make those reservations. The office phone number is 785-246-3449. Please remember that to do an advanced reservation, the reservation must be done before NOON the day before arrival. We cannot do a one-night reservation for Friday and or Saturday. You must book both nights and you must call before NOON on Thursday. If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message and so we can call you back. Since the sites are now closed to online reservations the only way to know if something is open is to call. Again, we cannot make an advance reservation (horse(s) and camper not on site) the day of arrival or after 12 o’clock the day before. Just a note on cancellations, the policy is the same for equestrian campers and non-equestrian campers:

Cancellation 15 days or more prior to arrival date results in a refund minus the transaction fee.
Cancellation 14 to three days prior to arrival results in a refund minus one camping night and transaction fee.
Cancellation less than three days prior to arrival results in a forfeiture of all fees.
Please remember that the office hours are 9-4 Monday through Friday, and we can get very busy with many phone calls. So please leave a message with a phone number, if you want us to call you back.

HUNTING SEASONS ARE NOW STARTING----Remember Horse Trails and Bike Trails can cross over into CORP OF ENGINEERS LAND and there might be some walk-in hunting during the various hunting season on their property. Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trails.2022 CAMPING SEASON

COVID 19 and its variants can still be a concern we still ask that all visitors continue to practice social distancing and wear a mask, especially indoors and in large crowds.  Maintain a safe space between yourself and others... Be aware of surfaces that are touched regularly, and remember they are only as clean or sanitized as the last person to use it.  Wash your hands with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self-pay station, etc.).

For more information click, Perry State Park

Pomona State Park will remain open to provide recreational opportunities to our visitors during this difficult time.

For more information click, Pomona State Park


Water has been turned off to the entire park. No water is available for anything that uses the water during the summer: the primitive cabins, campsites, fish cleaning station, dump stations, and shower houses. You cannot get water in the park until about April 20, 2023, give or take 5 days. The modern cabins are the exception, they are on their own well, so water is on for those cabins year-round. Vault toilets are available year-round too.

Want to reserve a campsite for 2023?  You can do that now!  Also, 2023 annual vehicle permits, unconventional vehicle permits, annual camp permits, and 14-day camp permits can be purchased. Cabins are reservable up to 364 days in advance.

Burn ban is off. Campfires are allowed.   

Websites: is for camping, cabins, and vehicle permits; is for boating, fishing and hunting.

Fishing bait is available in Norton. T & D Bait Shop is operated at a house 1 block east of the Post Office, and 1/2 block south. Worms are for sale at the Alta convenience store and at Bomgaars.

Click on the News icon above to see our "Did You Know" information.

Questions about fees for camping and for vehicles in the park?

When you register a boat, you must provide a printed photo on paper or a pencil tracing on paper of the hull ID plate on your boat. If your newly acquired boat was built before 1974, chances are that it does not have a Hull ID. But if it does have a Hull ID...  On paper, either a printed photo, or a pencil tracing, is required to verify the hull ID. Here is a helpful link on how to do the pencil tracing:,cell%20phone%20in%20the%20water.

    The hull ID plate is usually located on the back outside right of the boat. As you are looking at the motor, the hull ID usually is on the boat to the right.

Firewood.... Bring firewood with you if you can. In Norton, Bomgaars and Casey's, both on hwy 36, sometimes sell bundles of firewood. 

For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park

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For more information click, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

Here is the YouTube link for our video introduction to our CampIt Ks app!

The park is open for camping year-round. Reservations for this park can be made online or through the Cheney State Park Office at (316)542-3664.

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park


Tuttle Creek State Park is accepting applications for a Camp Host at South Randolph cleaning the shower building, vault bathroom, and putting out reservation cards for the shelter and campsites. We are looking for hard working individuals and dependable individuals that are able to stay on site and available in the park during the week, weekends, and holidays. Starting sometime in April to the end of October. All volunteers for the State Park are subject to a background check. If interested in becoming a Camp Host, please contact the park office at 785-539-7941.

The Fancy Creek Shooting Range is currently still CLOSED. GRAND OPENING DATE FOR RANGE IS JUNE 3RD, 2023!!!

The water at the River Pond Campgrounds will be shut off on November 8th to all sites excluding 1-8, 9-21 odd numbers, 10-16 even, 40, 42, 44, and 46. Shower Building #3 will also be closed for the season starting on November 8th. Shower Building #1 will remain open until Monday November 14th.

The water at the South Randolph Campground will be shut off on November 9th and the shower building will also be closed for the season. 

The Fancy Creek shower building will be closed for the season on November 15th. 

We are starting to winterize our sites for the season, we will be shutting off the water to the Riley Point Campground Monday November 7th.

Rocky Ford Campground will be closing down on November 7th. South Randolph and Fancy Creek Campgrounds are in walk-in status from November 1st to March 31st, you will not be able to make reservations beforehand. All sites at those campgrounds will be first-come first-serve. River Pond and Riley Point Campgrounds stay in reservation season until November 30th, then they will go into walk-in status December 1st to March 31st, you will not be able to make reservations beforehand. All sites at those campgrounds will be first-come first-serve. 

In the event of needing assistants with an issue when the office is closed during the week or weekend, please find a CAMPHOST in the park. Our camp-host for River Pond Area are located right by the east gatehouse as you come in by the archery range or right by the camp store. Our camp-host for the Rocky Ford area are located right across from site 119 and the trail head. Our camp-host for Cedar Ridge area are located in front of the cabins and next to the swing set. Our camp-host for Fancy Creek are located right next to the vault bathroom by Hidden Hallow Loop Campground. Our camp-host for South Randolph are located next to site 211 and across from the shower building. Our camp-host will be able to answer any of your questions or get in contact with a maintenance personal or Park Ranger to handle any issues. In the event of an emergency, call 911. 

For more information click, Tuttle Creek State Park

Park office will be close 12/22/22 thru 1/2/23

All shower houses are closed for the winter.  If you do camp please disconnect your hose from the hydrant at night or during the day if below freezing.

Old Marina Blacktop # 43-48
Coyote Shelter Area # 49-51
Beach Shower House
Rock Point Shower House
Old Marina Shower House
Fish Cleaning Station

For more information click, Webster State Park

Notice: The Hell Creek Boat ramp will be closed for maintenance and resurfacing of the boat ramp lanes and parking area from February 27 through March 31. Dates may change due to weather.

Reminder: Reservations are not to be sold on Buy Sell Trade or Facebook Sites. If you can not occupy your site please contact the park office. 785-658-2465.

Switchgrass bathroom/shower facility & Big Bluestem bathroom/shower house are open year round in Hell Creek and Yarrow bathroom/shower house in Otoe is open year round.

Campgrounds with water available year round are: Big Bluestem, Foxtail, Lovegrass and Wheatgrass in the Hell Creek Area and Goldenrod in the Otoe Area.

Lovegrass Group Camp Area is available with online reservations. Annual Camp and 14 Night permits will not be valid when doing reservations in the Lovegrass Croup Camp area.

For more information click, Wilson State Park