State Park Alerts
- State park vehicle permits, annual camping permits and 14-day camping permits for the 2021 season will go on sale beginning December 15, 2020.
- Campsite reservations for the 2021 season can be made beginning at noon on December 17, 2020.
- 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.
Cedar Bluff State Park is open!
For more information click, Cedar Bluff 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
All reservable individual utility sites are booked for the Labor Day holiday weekend at Cross Timbers State Park. Group use areas in Clovis Point and the electric only in Blackjack are still available, you must reserve these areas as a group use, complete special event permits, and stay the three nights of the holiday weekend. Don't miss out on all the fun activities planned by the Friends of Cross Timbers.
For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park
****We were just informed from KDOT that the Hwy 177 bridge between NE 10th and NE 20th will be a one lane stop light controlled road this summer. Work will begin in April and is scheduled to finish in August. Please plan according when traveling to and from Bluestem Point.****
For more information click, El Dorado 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
Another construction phase is set to begin and the Flint Hills Trail will be closed from South Indian Hills Road, right at the edge of Osage City, to South Lewelling Rd. The ride arounds would either be on 31 highway, which is narrow and high traffic, or the South Morill Rd. to Indian Hills connection by traveling on West 245th street. West 245th street is about 1.3 miles south of the trail. This closure will be for several months. Please do not travel through the closed section.
For current trail construction updates, visit Flint Hills Trail Project.
For more information click, Flint Hills Trail State Park
Green Recreational Trail summer hours 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Hours may vary at times.
For more information click, Green Recreational Trail State Park
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For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park
The South Shore fish cleaning station is open for use. The Buzzard Bay fish cleaning station is closed.
For more information click, Kanopolis State Park
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For more information click, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 6pm Saturday through Thursday; 8am to 8:30pm Friday. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, HuntFishKS app, reserveamerica.com and kshuntfishcamp.com for online purchases.
All state park facilities are open. The Lovewell Marina and Grill is open 7am to 7pm weekdays and 7am to 9pm Friday/Saturday.
As of 7-12-21, Lovewell Reservoir is nearly 4 ft below conservation pool and falling. Irrigation releases will continue and boaters should begin to watch for low water hazards on the reservoir. Boat ramps are still usable.
For more information click, Lovewell State Park
Office hours may fluctuate during the week in the summer based on staff availability. Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark 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
Annual Vehicle permits, fishing licenses, and hunting licenses can be purchased at www.kshuntfishcamp.com. If you are wanting to make reservations for campsites and cabins, you can do so through our Campit KS app or at www.reserveamerica.com.
We ask that visitors wear a mask and practice social distancing as much as possible while enjoying our facilities. Maintain space between yourself and other park users and be aware of surfaces that are touched regularly (self-pay station, bathroom door handles, etc).
Milford lake zones A & B are currently in a WATCH status for Blue-Green Algae, Zone C and the Gathering Pond are in a WARNING. Milford State Park is in Zone A.
Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Woodland Hills, Prairie View, Walnut Grove, Sunset Ridge, and Rusty Windmill campgrounds. Cedar Point sites 0 through 7 have electric and water as first come, first serve sites. All cabins. Vault toilets. Prairie View, Woodland Hills, and Walnut Grove shower houses. Eagle Ridge Restroom. South Boat Ramp and Marina fish cleaning stations.
Closed Facilities - Cedar Point utilities (closed from 2019 flood damage).
For more information, contact Milford State Park at (785) 238-3014 or visit the park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MilfordStatePark.
For more information click, Milford State Park
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For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park
Wednesday July 28 2021 Park office will be closed all day due to staff shortage.
Tune in to our updated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PerryStatePark for the most up to date information. You may also call the park office during normal business hours (785) 246-3449. Mon-Fri 9-4. Please leave a message if you are needing a call back.
NOTE: A preliminary tests of Zone C (Perry State Park) indicates we have blue-green algae along the shoreline(s). This is a watch notice; we will keep you posted as more tests are done. It is highly recommended to keep pets and livestock away from the water. Swimming, wading, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms. Avoid areas of algae accumulation. Use caution when contacting the lake water and wash with clean water afterwards. Clean fish well and discard guts. Do not let people or pets eat dried algae or drink any of the lake water. WHEN IN DOUBT STAY OUT. For more information on Blue Green Algae go to https://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/index.htm
Starting July 6, 2021, until July 31, 2021, due to a staffing shortage the Park Office may be closed during our regular business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please leave a message on our answering machine and someone will get back with you as soon as they can. Rangers and the maintenance staff will still be out in the Park. If you need immediate assistance, please call 1-620-672-5911.
All Vehicles must have a permit. No matter the length of stay.
EQUSTRIAN ALERT: Horse Campers please note you must call the Park office to make advanced reservations for the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground. This is due to the inordinate number of reservations for our regular campgrounds at Perry State Park (the non-equestrian sites), many campers are looking and are booking sites in the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground that do not have a horse. All horse campers who want an advance reservation 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.
Wild Horse Equestrian: YOU MUST HAVE A HORSE ON SITE TO CAMP AT WILD HORSE EQUISTRIAN CAMPGROUND. You must call the office for reservations. Leave a message is you want us to call you back. When the weather changes and there is lots of precipitation "Do not ride on the muddy trails. If you leave tracks turn back" Please call the office if you have questions or concerns. Please do not make new trails. The most current trail maps are located on Let's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebook under files. Wild Horse Equestrian Bathhouse will be open when there are campers or events.
All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers PLEASE READ INSTRUSTIONS ON THIS SITE AT: https://ksoutdoors.com/Boating/Registering-Your-Boat. Your registrations can be done here at Perry State Park from our parking lot over the phone. Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. Copies cannot be done here. This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale. A copy of the picture or etching of the HULL ID. If you bought the boat from a dealer, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt. There is a form to fill 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 boats, out of state boats and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill this form --- . It must be filled out completely.) Kansas Requires a bill of sale. A copy of the appropriate bill of sale is on this website, also. We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies. Please, boat registrations are done Monday - Friday 9:00 -3:30 Only. No boat registrations can be done on the weekend.
All utility areas (Eagle Landing, Cougar Pass, Lake View, Cottonwood Bridge and Wild Horse Equestrian) are available for reservations (any open primitive areas, no utilities are first come first serve only) what this means is if you do not have a reservation, you may not be able to camp.... especially on the weekends. Our holidays are booked, and most future weekends two to three weeks out are getting booked. Note: The USACE properties that are around Perry Lake, like Slough Creek, Rock Creek are not part of Perry State Park, we are different, with different fees and we require vehicle permits even just to drive around the campgrounds. (USACE stands for “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” – a federal agency under the Department of Defense. KDWPT, the “Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism,” is a state agency. Though often adjoined, KDWPT state parks are separate from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facilities.
All Primitive Camping will be first come first serve, no advanced reservations at Mulberry Grove, Catfish Alley and Hideaway or Hobie Cove. Hobie Cove has individual campsite numbers for thirty sites. Only (3) three camp units will be permitted per camp site for a family or group. All units will need to pay. All vehicles must have a valid permit on them, and all camp units will need a permit. Pelican Point and Turkey Run Primitive areas are closed.
The Park is open, and all fees still apply. Unfortunately, the office is still closed to any foot traffic. Our office is too small to social distance effectively. Park Office will be staffed 9AM-4Pm Monday-Friday for phone calls, to assist with general questions and help with purchasing of permits and reservations are done over the phone only. If you come to the office Please do not come inside, please call from your car and we can assist you over the phone. Due to staffing shortages the office hours may be limited at times. Please call 785-246-3449 and please leave a message if you need a call back.
As some COVID Restrictions are being lifted we still ask that all visitors still practice social distancing and wear a mask if not vaccinated. 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
Sebelius Reservoir has no blue-green algae. Toxins may be released at any time by the bacteria if it is present, but the latest is "all clear". For more information, scroll down and look on the left side and click on "Blue-green Algae".
Weekends are filling up quickly for utility sites through the summer. The last weekend in July has some availability for utility sites. For weekends in August, we have some sites available. We have no available utility sites for Labor Day weeknd. Plan in advance as much as you can this summer, if you want to reserve a site.
Questions about fees for camping and for vehicles in the park? https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Park-Fees
When you register a boat, you must provide a printed photo or a pencil tracing 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: https://www.coastalbreezenews.com/articles/hull-identification-numbers/#:~:text=An%20easy%20way%20to%20get,cell%20phone%20in%20the%20water.
The hull ID plate is usually located on the back outside right of the boat.
Firewood is now available for purchase. Shady Rest site #112 is the place to go.
We have had reports of lots of ticks in the park. Be sure to have bug spray handy. Check yourself and your pets daily.
The burn ban for Norton County is rescinded. Campfires are allowed in the state park.
For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park
Prairie Spirit Trail restroom closings and water shut off:
- October 30th Richmond Restroom Closed,
- November 16th All Water Shut Off,
- November 30th through December 5th All Restrooms Closed
- Garnett Depot restroom will remain open through the winter.
- Ottawa Depot restroom will be open when depot is open to the public.
For more information click, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park
Park office is open to the public. At this time we are allowing only 3 customers in the office at a time.
All Shower Houses are open to the public.
Pit Toilets are open at Goose Flats and Old Marina Boat Ramp.
Fish Cleaning Station is open.
For more information click, Webster State Park
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.
Bathroom/shower facilities have been opened for the prime season. Switchgrass bathroom/shower facility has been torn down and will be replaced with a new facility. Thanks for your patience as we get new facilities in place.
Campgrounds with water available year round are: Big Bluestem, Foxtail, Lovegrass and Wheatgrass in the Hell Creek Area and Goldenrod in the Otoe Area.
Seasonal Campsites are full for 2021.
Lovegrass Group Camp Area is available with online reservations this year. 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