State Park Alerts

Many reservoirs are experiencing unusually high water levels which may create hazardous floating debris and hide underwater obstacles. Always practice safe boating and use extreme caution in high-water situations.   

Starting Monday March 23 the Park will be open. The office will be open 9am-4pm but the door will be locked to walk-in traffic.  All transactions can be taken care by phone.  785-425-6775.

Old Marina Shower house, Rock Point Shower house, Townsite Shower house and Fish Cleaning Station have been shut down for the season. There are no shower houses open at this time.

Pit Toilets at Old Marina Boat Ramp and Goose Flats Campground are currently the only ones open in the park.

Currently the water is shut off at Old Marina Campground and Eagles Landing Campground due to a water leak.  

For more information click, arcWebster State Park


3-20-20: The park is open.  We have water on to the Despatch and Hoonii Campground.  The North bath-house (located by the rental cabins) is open for public use. 

At this time the Cedar Bluff Office will be closed to public access.  Staff will be located in the office and available by phone.  We do encourage everyone to use the HuntFish KS and Campit KS apps to purchase all your privileges and reservations prior to visiting the park.

Due to the unstable structure of the 147 Hwy Bridge crossing Cedar Bluff Dam, Highway 147 will be closed from start of the dam to the north and right south of the bridge, the length of dam. The KDOT project is expected to start in early 2020 and will be replacing the bridge entirely. The current bridge has been there since the 1950s when the lake was built. There are county roads available for local traffic, but with the recent rains we encourage you to take the KDOT official detour. You can still get to the North Side Park from the North, and you can get to the South Side Park from the South by traveling 147 Hwy.

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.

REMINDER:  ALL the sites have been re-numbered.  Call the office if you have any questions.  316-542-3664

The park is open for camping year-round, however the water has been turned off to most areas and the bathrooms shut down.  Sites with frost-free hydrants are available year-round in Smarsh Creek from site #96 to 115.  Electric only to the rest of the sites.

 

For more information click, Cheney State Park


2/7/2020: The park is open. 

Open Facilities

  • Boat Ramp 1
  • Boat Ramp 2
  • Prairie Clover Campground
  • Marina
  • Hiking Trails

Closed Facilities

  • Boat Ramp 3
  • Coneflower Campground
  • Swim Beach

Coneflower Campground will be closed December 15th until the lagoon repairs are completed.

For more information click, Clinton State Park


8-28-19: The entire park is open. Campgrounds, trails, day use areas and cabins are all open.  

For more information click, Crawford State Park


Debris cleanup and dock repairs continue from the summer 2019 floods.

For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Eisenhower State Park


8-28-19: The park is open with the following facilities notes:

  • Walnut River - all sites open and usable.  Beach open.  All cabins open
  • Boulder Bluff - all areas closed. Area 2-Equestrian is closed.  Main road is now open to allow access to sailing club facility and boat ramp
  • Shady Creek - all areas open.  Marina boat ramp is OPEN , Shady Creek 1 boat ramp OPEN
  • Bluestem - Area 1 – OPEN, BS3 - is OPEN, BS4 – CLOSED 
  • ALL Bluestem Boat ramps and the Beach are OPEN
  • Areas 5, 6, 7 are all open for camping

For more information click, El Dorado State Park


8-21-19: All areas of the park are open with the exception of Sunset Point. 

For more information click, Elk City State Park


8-28-2019: The park is open. Conditions at the State Park facilities are as follows:

  • All areas out of flood waters
  • Debris clean-up continues, significant progress, no grass where floodwaters were
  • Electrical & Water now on to campsites in Fredonia Bay and Casner Creek
  • All bathhouses now open, dump station open
  • There is damage to Casner Creek dock, Wind Hill dock and Quarry Bay is currently sitting on bottom or lake.  Only usable state park dock is South Rock Ridge.
  • Trails are an unknown, campgrounds will take priority for cleanup

For more information click, Fall River State Park


For current trail construction updates, visit Flint Hills Trail Project

For more information click, Flint Hills Trail State Park


9-13-19: The park is open. 

Facilities Open -  Kanza 1-25 & 42-66, Kanza shower house, Cheyenne 1-28, Cheyenne shower house, fish cleaning station, cabins, Pawnee primitive, and Osage 24 hour generator area. 

Facilities Closed - Arickaree, Sioux, Kaw 1-18, Kaw shower house, Kaw primitive, West dump station, Kanza 26-41 Kanza primitive, Cheyenne 29-36, Cheyenne primitive, Osage boat ramp and dock, Kanza boat ramp and dock.

Cabins are not impacted.

Kanza 1-25 & 42-66, Kanza shower house, Cheyenne 1-28, Cheyenne shower house, fish cleaning station, cabins, Pawnee primitive, and Osage 24 hour generator area.

For more information click, Glen Elder 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


8-28-19: The park is open

Rabbit Ridge primitive camp area is to reopening August 30, 2019;

Open Facilities: Jayhawk Boat Ramp OPEN, courtesy docks are available. Marysville Boat Ramp OPEN. Personal Watercraft ramp area is OPEN. Antioch Boat Ramp & pit toilet OPEN. Hillsdale Point Boat ramp OPEN. Hillsdale State Park Office is open. Jayhawk Gate House Entry Station will be open during weekend & evening hours for permit and license sales. Sunflower Utility Campground is open for reservations, must be utility RV campers. Jayhawk Marina is open. Jayhawk Marina Store is open. Picnic Shelter #1 & #2 is open. Outlet area below dam is open for fishing. Saddle Ridge Horse Campground is open for horse riders. Hillsdale Shooting Range is open. Sunflower Archery Range open to foot traffic. RC Barnstormers Radio Controlled Model Airplane field is open.

Closed Facilities: CAMPGROUNDS/CAMPING AREAS IN JAYHAWK PARK AREA CLOSED. Pintail Point utility campground, Quail Run utility campground, Quail Run primitive camp area, Crappie Cove utility camp area, Russell Crites primitive camp area, Scott Creek utility campground, all closed. All campground shower buildings are closed. The Russell Crites trailer dump station is closed. Russell Crites Ramp CLOSED. All courtesy docks are unavailable. Access to most of the Jayhawk Park area is closed. Limited primitive (tenting style) camping for 8 sites, walk up basis, no reservations, first come-first served, check-in at Sunflower Camp Host. All campground shower buildings and pit toilets are closed. Swim beach closed.  Windsurfer beach closed. Personal watercraft beach closed. Picnic Shelter #3 is closed. Scout/Youth Camping area #2 closed. Jayhawk Area Hike/Bike Trail is closed/flooded.

For more information click, Hillsdale State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park


March 23, 2020

Kanopolis State Park will remain open at this time. Starting Monday March 23 the park office will be closed to the public. Park Office will be staffed 9AM-4PM for phone calls and to assist with general park questions and help with purchasing permits. We encourage our park patrons to utilize self pay and if needed you can call the park office and we can assist you with camping and vehicle fees from the office. Utilizing social distancing this will be done as a drive through concept that we will exchange items through the front door or window to help keep everyone safe.

Areas and Facilities open at this time are Cottonwood rest room/shower house, all vault toilets, Langley Point & Buzzard Bay boat ramps. Sumac, Cottonwood, Yucca, Rockin K, & Eagle Point campgrounds are open. Sandstone campground is electric only at this time.

Horsethief Canyon trails are still closed, however Split Boulder and Wildlife Viewing Area trails are open.

Rockin'K Benefit Rides announced: Spring Ride - May 30-31 (will ride on May 30 and again on May 31 if there is interest); Winter Breeze - September 19-20 (will ride on Sept. 19 and again on Sept. 20 if there is interest). More details will follow as we get get closer to the dates..

The Cottonwood campground, Eagle Point 1&2, Rockin'K 1&2, and select primitive spots with toadstool covers will be RESERVABLE this year.

The Cottonwood Showerhouse is open year-around. The Beachhouse and Rockin'K Showerhouses are closed for the winter. The Corral Shelter and Sandstone restrooms are closed for the winter.

We have plenty of primitive camping available.  The Sandplum campground remains closed for repair.

The South Shore boat ramp and courtesy dock are open, use caution at the Buzzard Bay boat ramp (water level is low).

The Horsethief Canyon Area hiking trails are still closed. NO TRAIL USE. The Split Boulder Trail (2 miles) and Wildlife Viewing Area Trail (.61 miles) are open in the Horsethief Area. The Kids Pond Nature Trail (.5 mile) is open in the Langley Point Area. 

The fish cleaning stations are closed and the water has been turned off at all trailer dump stations.

Trout have been stocked in the Seep Stream. Last trout stocking - 3/13/20. Trout permits are required during the Trout Season, November 1 - April 15. Permits can be purchased at the Kanopolis State Park Office for $14.50.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that came to clear trail on October 19, November 16 & 19, January 18 and Feburary 22. 

For more information click, Kanopolis State Park


8-28-19: No flooding impacts.

For more information click, Kaw River State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park


Effective Monday, March 23rd, the Lovewell State Park Office will be closed to the public. Staff will still be fielding phone calls and processing telephone purchses and reservations. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, HuntFishKS app, reserveamerica.com and kshuntfishcamp.com for online purchases.

Opening of the Deluxe Camping Cabins (Lookout, Pilgrim, Scout and Settler) has been delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. Rustic Camping Cabins remain open and available for reservation. Walleye Point Shower/Restroom as well as Walleye Point and South Willow Utility Campgrounds are open for early season camping. 

Cottonwood, North Willow and Cedar Point Utility Campgrounds, along with the Cottonwood, Willow and Beach Shower/Restroom facilities may be delayed in opening for the season, depending on COVID-19 guidelines received in April and May. 

The KDHE Earth Day cleanup scheduled for April 25th at Lovewell State Park has been cancelled. 

For more information click, Lovewell State Park


THE PARK IS OPEN TO ALL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

We are closely monitoring the situation involving the COVID-19 virus.

All events from now through the end of April have been cancelled. This includes the trout derby, friend’s cleanup day and OK Kids Day. We do not want to cancel events, but the health of our public must remain our top priority. The CDC and KDHE continue to encourage social distancing in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Holding events where families will come in close contact with one another presents a high risk of spreading the virus. We are looking at options for rescheduling OK Kids Day.

Our events may be cancelled, but the park remains open to all outdoor recreational activities. We ask that visitors use common sense 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) and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand santizer after touching them.

UPDATED OPERATIONS INFORMATION: Starting Monday, our office will be closed to the public. If you need assistance, you can call the office at (620) 873-2572 anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. We encourage you to do as much business as you can online at kshuntfishcamp.com or you may use our phone apps: CampIt KS for camping of HuntFish KS for licensing. Our self-pay stations are also open and we ask that you utilize them as much as possible. If you still need assistance through the office, you may call in and remain in your car and we will bring your permits and campsite cards to you. We are NOT accepting cash through the office. All transactions will be done with a credit card or a check. You may still use cash at the self-pay stations. 

Stay tuned to our Facebook page at facebook.com/MeadeStatePark for the most up to date information. You may also call the park office at (620) 873-2572.

Campers please disconnect hoses from water sources at night and when temperatures near and drop below freezing to prevent damage. 

For more information click, Meade State Park


Milford State Park is open and we are closely monitoring the situation involving the COVID-19 virus. 

For your safety and the safety of our staff, the park office will be temporarily closed to the public from March 22nd through April 4th. We can still be reached Mon-Fri from 9 am to 4 pm by calling the office at 785-238-3014. The self-pay station should be used for daily permits and overnight camping. Annual Vehicle permits, fishing licenses, and hunting licenses can be purchased at www.kshuntfishcamp.com. If you are wanting to make reservations for campsites (after April 1) and cabins, you can do so through our Campit KS app or at www.reserveamerica.com. 

All organized events from now through the end of April have been cancelled or postponed. We ask that visitors 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 santizer after touching them.

Update 3-20-2020 - The park is open. The lake is 1.86 ft. below conservation pool. Please do not drive around barricades. There are safety hazards like shore and road erosion, loose pavement/rock, and shoreline debris.

Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, and Woodland Hills campgrounds with frost free hydrants (make sure to insulate if temperatures are below freezing!). Seven cabins. Vault toilets. 

Closed Facilities - Cedar Point, Prairie View, Walnut Grove, and Woodland Hills Primitive campgrounds. All shower houses and modern toilets. South Boat Ramp and Day Use area. Honey Locust, Red Cedar, and Big Oak Cabins. All fish cleaning stations. 

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


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park


3/26/2020

COVID-19 Decisions are being made every day that effect the status of all the State Parks.  Please go to the ksoutdoors.com website for updated information

The Park is open, and all fees still apply.  The restrooms are closed at this time. The Park office is closed to the Public.  Park will be staffed 9AM-4Pm Monday-Friday for phone calls to assist with general questions and help with purchasing of permit.  Most permits can be done on line.  We encourage our patrons to utilize the self pay kiosk.

If needed you can call the park office 785-246-3449 and we can assist with camping and vehicle fees from the office during the staffed times.   In order to abide by the social distancing --items will be exchanged through the front door or in the parking lot to help keep everyone safe.  If after hours leave a message.

All organized events are cancelled or postponed until the end of April.  Social groups of 10 or more are prohibited.  We ask that all visitors practice social distancing.  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 you hands or us an alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self pay station, etc.). 

Information will be update here when there is staff available.

The Park will remain open for Day Use and Camping. Daily vehicle permits and daily camping permits can be obtained at a self-pay station.  Please check Kiosk for pricing.

Most license and hunting & fishing permits can be purchased on line at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.  Please check the website for these vendors.  www.kshuntfishcamp.com.  You can make online reservations at reserveamerica.com or kshuntfishcamp.com.  If you need assistance for Perry State Park please call the office 785-246-3449.

Winter closures: All shower building facilities have been closed and winterized.   Dump stations are available, but have no water.   Campgrounds available with electricity only are Cottonwood Bridge, Eagle Landing, and the equestrian campground.  Cougar Pass campground has water and electricity, with signs posted to disconnect water hoses from hydrants due to freezing temperatures.  Construction upgrade in Lake View campground has begun so this campground is currently unavailable for use.  Two cabins are available throughout the winter months, exceptions made for additional cabin availability.

ALERT:   Construction is still going on at the Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Day Use area will close AT 4:30  and will reopen at 8 AM  Please call the office if you have questions or concerns.  When the weather changes and there is lots of precipitation "Do not ride on the muddy trails. If you leave tracks turn back"

At this time we request that you stay off the Hickory Acres Horse Trials.  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, Hideaway, Catfish Alley and Mulberry Grove (all primitive areas) are closed due debris and damage to roads. 

What is Available:  Eagle Landing (electricity only), Cougar Pass (water and electricity),  and Cottonwood Bridge (electricity only).  Lake View campground will be closed for construction not flooding issues.  Wild Horse Equestrian campground is available with electricity only.  Turkey run (no utilities) is available for primitive camping. Two cabins are available throughout the winter months, exceptions made for additional cabin availability. CXT (pit toilet) available near Lake View campground, south end.   The boat ramps.

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 and there is walk in hunting on many parts of their property.

For more information click, Perry State Park


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

Our Park Office will be CLOSED to public access, but you may call 785-828-4933 and staff will be available to assist you by phone.

For more information click, Pomona State Park


3-23-20:

Park office lobby will be closed from March 23rd to April 3rd. The plan is to open the lobby again on Monday, April 6th. Until then, the park facilities are open, you can enter as usual and use the facilities. The bathrooms are locked at this time to prevent vandalism. Call the office at 785-877-2953 to purchase permits and licenses, make reservations for campsites or cabins, or to register a boat. You can also go online at ksoutdoors.com or kshuntfishcamp.com.

Lead time for campsite reservations is now one day.  You are strongly encouraged to make reservations online for campsites. Campsite reservations can now be made for the following day. The rule to reserve a campsite 2 days in advance, is now 1 day. Cabins still need to be reserved at least 2 days in advance.

When reserving a campsite with a self-pay permit after office hours, you are limited to one night. If you want to stay another night, contact the office or a camp host on the morning after, to see if the next day is available for your site. 

The plan each year is to turn water on to the park in mid- to late-April. Currently, campsites, primitive cabins, and shower houses do not have water. All utility campsites have electricity and are open throughout the fall, winter and spring. Modern cabins are on their own well and have water all year. All cabins are available all year long. Vault toilets are still open for use.

For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park


8-2-19: Various flood-damaged spots in Franklin County. Some spots closed. The trail suffered  flooding damage from the Franklin- Anderson County line, (Anderson County 2500 Rd), south approximately 2 miles to just south of Scipio Road, (Anderson County 2350 Rd).  The section is rideable on a mountain bike, however somewhat rough and some areas might require less experienced riders to walk the bike over. This section is just south of Richmond, after crossing under Highway 59.

For more information click, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park


Here is the YouTube link for our video introduction to our CampIt Ks app! https://youtu.be/oxfs2B5kdZU

The park is open for camping year-round but the restroom and the dump station at Sand Hills State Park are closed for the season.   Sites in Sand Hills have frost-free hydrants so water is available.    Also, Sand Hills reservations for next year's State Fair are available now.  Call us @ 316-542-3664 for more information.

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park


8-28-19: The park is open. 

An August 2nd television news report indicated that Tuttle Creek State Park may not open next year due to flood damage. Actually, the report was referring to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facilities. They are separate from Tuttle Creek State Park which is operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. The state park is open with only minor damage due to this summer’s high water levels.

River Pond. K13 Highway across dam is open the whole way including overflow spillway.  River Pond is open.  All River Pond utility sites open, some primitive, all shower buildings, playground and shelters open.  Riley point area open.  Rocky Ford area is all open.   4 cabins are back on site and operational, 1 additional cabin could be available yet by end of week.  2 remaining cabins hopefully open within a week.  Kayak rentals open.  Beach is flooded again.  Disc golf course and archery range are open.  Gatehouse back to open normal hours.

Cedar Ridge.  Main boat ramp closed.  Wildcat Marina is open to modified operations.  Cabins and primitive camping are open

Randolph Area.  Normal.  Utility sites and primitive camping open

Fancy Creek.  Primitive camping open, utility sites closed through mid September and may be longer.  Vault toilets have been cleaned and open.  Sites are starting to come out of the water, but a lot of work needs to be done.   Driftwood is very heavy, road rock will be needed and some rr tie work will need repaired.  Fancy Creek shooting range is open.

For more information, contact Tuttle Creek State Park at (785) 539-7941 or visit the park Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TuttleCreekStatePark.

For more information click, Tuttle Creek State Park


Facilities open:  Otoe Area: Yarrow (E) campground, Goldenrod (EW), Sunflower, Sagewort, Coneflower, Otoe Boat ramp. Hell Creek Area:  Indian Grass primitive, Lovegrass group camp, Big Bluestem (EW), Buffalograss primitive, Hell Creek Boat ramp, no courtesy dock. Side Oats primitive, Wheatgrass (E/W), Grama (E), Switchgrass mountain bike trail, Marina Cove Toadstools, Little Bluestem primitive. Big Bluestem Bathroom/shower facility.

Reservations for 2020 are scheduled to go live Monday December 16, 2019 at noon. We have a new site numbering system so we suggest you look at the map ahead of time to make sure you are reserving the correct site. Also new for 2020, campsites in Grama will be reservable with exception of the Seasonal campsites 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 (formerly 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, & 13). Designated primitive sites (sites with posts) will also be available for reservation.

There will be a lottery drawing for the Lovegrass Group Camp area for 2020 camping season. The lottery drawing will be held Monday December 16, 2019 at 8:30 AM at the park office.

Lottery drawing for Seasonal Campsites in Dropseed and Grama will be held Monday December 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM.

For more information click, Wilson State Park