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
Here is the YouTube link for our video introduction to our CampIt Ks app! https://youtu.be/oxfs2B5kdZU
There is also a HuntFish KS mobile app for both Android and Apple devices.
The Park Office is closed to the public starting November 18, 2020. The office will be staffed from 8am to 4 pm Monday through Friday for phone calls.
Water has been shut off to shower houses, campgrounds and bathrooms at the park. Pit Toilets are still open.
For more information click, Cheney State Park
12/31/2020: The Clinton State Park First Day Hike has been postponed until January 9th at 10am due to inclement weather.
10/21/2020: The park is winterized for the season. This includes water shut off to all campsites, shower houses in Prairie Clover, North shower house in Coneflower, swim beach bathroom, and the fish cleaning station. The South bathroom in Coneflower Campground will remain open for the winter. Dump station 1 is closed for the season, dump station 2 is open. Frost free hydrants around the campgrounds will remain on for your convenience.
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
Cross Timbers State Park is in winter mode. All shower houses are closed. The only campsites that have water are in Toronto Point: Osage Plains Loop - sites 101-108; Timber Ridge Loop - sites 201-224; East Ramp - sites 61, 63 & 64. There is a frost-free hydrant on the north side of the dump station drive. Mann's Cove has a frost-free pump available by the vault toilet.
For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park
Fall River State Park is in winter mode. All shower houses are closed. The only available vault toilets are at Quarry Bay and South Rock. The water is shut off at all campsites. The only frost-free pump is southeast of the permit station at Fredonia Bay, by the mushroom.
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 is closed until further notice due to severe damage from the 2018 Labor Day flood
For more information click, Green Recreational Trail State Park
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For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park
February 19, 2021
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 4:30pm Monday thru Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.
You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, HuntFishKS app, reserveamerica.com and kshuntfishcamp.com for online purchases.
2021 Park Permits and Hunt/Fish licenses are now available for purchase. Campsite reservations for all utility campgrounds and the Willow 24hr Generator Loop are also now open, reservations can be made for April through October dates.
The Lovewell Marina and Grill is closed for the season.
As of 2-22-21, Lovewell Reservoir is 1.0 feet below conservation pool. Reservoir is ice-covered, however the ice has honeycombed, is not stable or solid all the way through, and will continue to deteriorate over the coming days.
Winter camping facilities open and available: Walleye Point Utility Campground, South Willow Utility Campground, Southwinds Utility Campsites, and all primitive camping areas. Walleye Point Shower/Restroom facility is open year-round, as well as a public restroom/shower facility at the State Park Maintenance Building. The Walleye Point Dump Station is open, but potable and flush water are not available. Dumpsters are located at the state park maintenance building.
For more information click, Lovewell State Park
THE PARK IS OPEN TO ALL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The park office is now operating on off-season hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Staff may be limited at times. Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information involving office closures.
UPDATED OPERATIONS INFORMATION 12/16/2020: THE OFFICE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Water remains ON to all utility campsites. If temperatures are at or below freezing, please disconnect from water hydrants when not in use to prevent freezing. The bathroom connected to the park office also remains open. Showers and hot water are available at this bathroom.
Reservations for the 2021 camping season open on Dec. 17. You can reserve utility camping sites from April 1 - Oct. 31, 2021.
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS: The park office will be closed from Dec. 23 - Jan. 3. We will open on Jan. 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for the First Day Hike event.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for the most up to date information. You may also call the park office during normal business hours at (620) 873-2572.
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) and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after touching them.
Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Woodland Hills, Prairie View (electric only), Walnut Grove, Sunset Ridge, and Rusty Windmill campgrounds. Seven cabins. Vault toilets. Woodland Hills shower house.
Closed Facilities - Big Oak, Red Cedar, and Honey Locust cabins. Walnut Grove and Prairie View shower houses. Eagle Ridge restroom. Cedar Point all facilities (closed from 2019 flood damage). All fish cleaning stations. Park Office for foot traffic.
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
The office will be closed for the Holiday Jan 18, 2021 and Feb 3-4 for Training.
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.
The dock at the Lake View boat ramp has been pushed back in.
The Park is open, and all fees still apply. Unfortunately, the office is 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 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.
We ask that all visitors still practice social distancing and wear a mask. 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.).
2021 Seasonal Camping - Applications will be available for the upcoming seasonal camping at Perry State Park starting Dec 21, 2020. Applications will be mailed out the week of Dec 21, 2020 to those who participated last year and those that had requested an interest in participating. Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Tuesday January 19, 2021 (postmarked, hand delivered or emailed no later than 4:00 PM on January 19, 2021). The drawing will be held January 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Park Office PARKING LOT. The Lottery Procedures will be done in accordance with all State of Kansas Covid 19 guidelines. The Drawing is open to the public. Please call the Park office with any questions or concerns.
NOTICE: The water has been shut off to the Park. 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 closed for the winter season. The Dump Stations are open but have no water.
Lake View CXT and the North Boat Ramp CXT are open for use. 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.
Cougar Pass and Lake View Campground have the frost-free hydrants and will have water on throughout the winter, but you have to DISCONNECT the HOSE from the HYDRANT after filling your tanks so the lines do not Freeze. Please do not leave your hose hooked up to the hydrant after filling your tank.
The Park is open year-round to camping, and all fees still apply accordingly. Sites are first come First serve. Camping and Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles. There are self-pay stations, and you will need to have correct change if the office is closed.
Primitive Campgrounds available are Turkey Run, Mulberry Grove and Catfish Alley. All fees still apply.
Wild Horse Equestrian: During the winter you still must have a horse on site to camp. 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.
What is closed: Hobie Cove, Pelican Point, and Hideaway (all primitive areas) are closed due to debris and damage to the roads.
BOAT Registrations Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm ONLY
All Boats New Registrations, Renewals and Transfers can be done from our parking lot over the phone. Call when you get to the parking lot----YOU must have all paperwork done ahead of time. This means you will need a copy of your bill of sale to give us, copies cannot be done here. If you bought the boat from a dealer you will need a bill of sale plus you must pay your sales tax FIRST and bring a COPIES of sales tax payment and you bill of sale. We need this information for our files, and we cannot make copies. Besides your copy of your bill of sale there is a form to fill out. You can get this Form at our website ksoutdoors.com
This form is under how to register your boat, and the open the + Registration and Renewal Forms. Both new boats, out of state boats and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out the Application New Owner Registration Form --- "the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating". It must be filled out completely. NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm, or on the weekends.
Hunting Season has started. Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trials. Horse trails and bike trails also cross over into CORP of Engineers Land during hunting season there is hunting on many parts of their property.
Sept 14- Dec 31 Archery Special Hunts will be conducted at the State Park Area Behind the office only.
Dec 2 - Dec 13 Youth Special Hunts will be in the areas behind the office, and across the road (237 Highway) to the south but not in the campgrounds.
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
Park office will be closed on Jan 1. Otherwise for the week of Dec. 28 - Jan 1, the office will be open Mon - Thu. Some days will be 8am - 4pm, others will be half days. If desired, call us before you come out... 785-877-2953.
Burn ban is in effect for Norton County, so no campfires are allowed in the park.
The water is turned off for the park, and water will be available in late-April. Water may be available in Norton, at parks such as the water tower park.
First Day Hike is scheduled for 8am on Friday, Jan. 1. Come on out and hike the nature trail at the park to start the new year. A box will be available for donations of non-perishable food for our local food bank. Limited First Day Hike shirts will be available and they are first-come first served.
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 have been closed for the winter.
Fish Cleaning station has been closed for the winter.
Old Marina sights 43-51 have the water shut off for the winter. The electricity is still on.
Pit Toilets are open at Goose Flats and Old Marina Boat Ramp.
REMINDER TO PLEASE DISCONNECT HOSES FROM FAUCETS AT NIGHT OR DURING THE DAY IF IT IS BELOW FREEZING.
For more information click, Webster State Park
Bathroom/shower facilities have been closed for the season except Big Bluestem and the CXT facilities at each of the boat ramps. Big Bluestem Bathroom/shower facility is open year round. Yarrow campground has water turned off for the season. It is electric only during off season.
Campgrounds with water available year round are: Big Bluestem, Foxtail, Lovegrass and Wheatgrass in the Hell Creek Area and Goldenrod in the Otoes Area.
2021 Reservations will go live Thursday December 17, 2020 at noon.
Seasonal Campsite Drawing will be held Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9:00 am for Dropseed 106 thru 111. Contact the park office for details. 785-658-2465
Lovegrass Group Camp Area will be available with online reservations this year December 17, 2020 at noon. Annual Camp and 14 Night permits will not be valid when doing reservations.
For more information click, Wilson State Park