State Park Alerts

7-17-19: The park is open. All facilities are open. No utility sites have been affected.  We have had some primitive sites that have been affected, but are opening more shoreline access.  The swim area has been moved to the Bluffton Beach in the Bluffton Area.  We have been able to open the Cove 1 Boat Ramp.  

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


July 16th: The marina hookups are available to reserve again.  Electrical repairs have been made and we are now waiting on the water to go down some more to get in to Heimerman and see how much it's going to take to repair it.  The water is still 3.75' high  and the boat ramps are still tricky to use..  Sailboat cove ramp is hard to use because of events happening there and the traffic backup.  The west shore boat ramp is the one being used the most but it will take patience and everyone working together to get it to work out.  Mr. D's is also accessible to a certain extent.  Remember to have fun but be safe!!

The cabins on the East Shore are open for business! For reservations please contact the Cheney State Park Office or KShuntfishcamp.com. These are brand new, two bedroom cabins with a beautiful view of the lake. Please contact the office for any questions.

Flood Items: The Lake is still 3.75' high. The East Shore is still blocked off and shut down except for the Lakeview Utility sites, the Marina Utility Sites and new Cabins. On the West Shore, Giefer Creek Day Use, Hobie Beach Day Use and Campground are closed. The rest of the areas are open and accessible. However, utility sites for this weekend and next are completely booked.

For more information click, Cheney State Park


7-17-19: The park is open. Campgrounds and cabins are all open. All boat ramps are closed. Marina is closed. Beach closed. Blue Trail closed. Red Trail closed. 

For more information click, Clinton State Park


7-12-19: The entire park is open. Campgrounds, trails, day use areas and cabins are all open.  

For more information click, Crawford State Park


7-15-19: The park is open. The following facilities are closed - 

  • Holiday Hill Primitive Sites (12) still flooded
  • Sandstone Campground (15) still flooded
  • Cabins opened this past weekend, replacing floor in Whispering Oaks

For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park


7-11-19: The park is open. Open areas include - Doud and West Point campgrounds, 5 Star campground mostly open (3 sites not usable), East boat ramp. Closed facilities include the following - West boat ramp; Blackjack, Abilene and Churchill campgrounds; Primitive camp areas closed: Sail boat beach, swim beach; day use area; 5 star and sailboat beach. 

For more information click, Eisenhower State Park


7-16-19: 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 until 9/16. Main road is now open to allow access to sailing club facility and boat ramp

Shady Creek - all areas open. The Marina boat ramp and Shady Creek 1 boat ramp are open. 

Bluestem: 

  • Area 1 -closed, 3-closed until 8/25 & 4 closed until Aug 18
  • Bluestem Boat ramp 1 and the Beach is OPEN
  • Areas 5, 6, 7 are all open for camping 
  • Area 2 is partly open - sites 13-50 are open and available 

For more information click, El Dorado State Park


7-16-19: The entire park remains closed due to flooding. The park is unreachable through the county road system. Park is without power and phones. Staff will be stationed at Crawford State Park until they are able to enter Elk City again. If visitors have questions they can call Crawford State Park at 620-362-3671.

For more information click, Elk City State Park


7-15-19: Portions of the park are open. 

Closure on the following sites have been extended through 7/25/2019. Quarry Bay does have 6 primitive sites out of water, and the Post Oak Trail is the only trail accessible.  The Army Corps has their spillway closed due to safety concerns from damage when released 37,000 cfs a month ago, this includes to fisherman not just campers.

  • Wind Hill sites (3) flooded 5/8/2019
  • South Rock Ridge sites (7) flooded 5/8/2019
  • Quarry Bay lower sites (11) flooded 5/8/2019
  • Casner Creek sites (25) flooded 5/8/2019
  • Fredonia Bay sites #s 31, 1, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 (total of 7 sites) closed 5/21/2019
  • Fredonia Bay remaining sites (26) closed 5/23

For more information click, Fall River State Park


7-11-19: The trail is open from outside of Osawatomie at John Brown Rd, to Council Grove. There is some trail damage in the Rantoul area, both east and west of town, as well as in the Quenemo area, approximately 4 miles west of the Pomona Trailhead/ parking area and just west of K-68 Highway. The trail is still rideable, and visitors should be aware of possible rough surfaces and use caution to be aware of changing trail conditions.

For more information click, Flint Hills Trail State Park


7-18-19: The park is open. The following facilities open - Kaw 1-18, Kaw shower house, West dump station, Kanza 1-32 & 35-66, Kanza shower house, Cheyenne 1-28, Cheyenne shower house, fish cleaning station, cabins, Pawnee primitive, and Osage 24 hour generator area. The following are closed - Arickaree, Sioux, Kaw primitive, Kanza 33 & 34, Kanza primitive, Cheyenne 29-36, Cheyenne primitive, Osage boat ramp, Kanza boat ramp. Cabins are not impacted.  

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


7-11-19: The park is open. The following facilities are open - Park office, Jayhawk Gate House Entry Station open during weekend & evening hours for permit and license sales, Jayhawk Marina and Store, Outlet area below dam open for fishing, Saddle Ridge Horse Campground open for horse riders, Hillsdale Shooting Range, RC Barnstormers Radio Controlled Model Airplane field. BOAT RAMPS OPEN - Jayhawk Ramp, Marysville Ramp. 

The following facilities are closed - 

ALL 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, Rabbit Ridge primitive camp area, Scott Creek utility campground, Sunflower utility campground, all closed. Campground shower buildings are closed. Trailer dump stations are closed.

BOAT RAMPS CLOSED - Hillsdale Point Ramp, Antioch Ramp, Russell Crites Ramp. Personal Watercraft Ramp.  All boat courtesy docks are not usable.

Access to most of the Jayhawk Park area is closed. 

Swim beach closed. 

Windsurfer beach closed. 

Personal watercraft beach closed.

Picnic Shelter #1, #2, #3 are closed.

Sunflower Archery Range is closed.

For more information click, Hillsdale State Park


7-17-19: The park is open. Lake is full and all facilities are open.

For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park


7-16-19   The Swim Beach and Horsethief Trails remain closed due to high water and debris. Sandplum and Sandy Shore primitive campgrounds remain closed. Part of the Caving Banks campground is open for camping.

7-4-19   The Langley Point Boat Ramp is open; "Launch at your own risk".

7-1-19    We will have all utility campgrounds open July 2. Eagle Point campground will still have debris and high water that will affect primitive spots in that campground.

The Swim Beach and Horsethief Trails will be closed through the Holiday Weekend.

Sandplum and Sandy Shore primitive campgrounds will be closed. Part of Caving Banks campground will be open for camping.

For more information click, Kanopolis State Park


7-18-19: No flooding impacts.

For more information click, Kaw River State Park


7-18-19: The park is open. 

Lovewell Reservoir remains in a WARNING status for harmful blue-green algae bloom, but counts have lowered. Harmful algae is EXPECTED OR PRESENT. For more information, visit the KDHE Harmful Algae Bloom website.

  •  All contact with water, including swimming, fishing and boating, should be avoided
  •  Water may be unsafe for humans/animals
  •  Avoid areas of algae accumulation and do not let people/pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water
  •  Clean fish well with potable water and eat fillet portion only

Reservoir is now 9.5 feet above conservation pool and dropping.  Both the Cedar Point boat ramp and Marina boat ramp are still closed, but some boats have still been launching from the marina parking lot. Reservoir levels are covering most of the primitive camping areas, except for eastern-most Walleye Point area. No buildings or utility campsites are affected.  All county road accesses to Lovewell State Park are now open. 

For more information click, Lovewell State Park


7-18-19: The park is open and all facilities are open and available. Utility sites are 98% reserved for the weekend.

For more information click, Meade State Park


Update 7-15-19 - The park is open. The lake is 25.82 ft above conservation. The outlet tubes have been reopened. Generator use will be allowed park-wide due to the current flooding situation.  

Open Facilities - Walnut Grove Campground sites 1,3,5, Eagle Ridge Campground all sites, Rusty Windmill sites 1 & 2, Woodland Hills Campground 1-62, Hickory Hollow Campground all sites, Sunset Ridge Campground 0-9, Day use shelter #3, Lake view Shelter, Group Shelter, Walnut Grove Boat Ramp, and 7 of our cabins.

Closed Facilities - Cedar Point Campground all sites, Prairie View all sites, Walnut Grove Campground 2,4,6-29, Woodland Hills Primitive Campground 63-88, Day use shelters 1,2, 4-10, South Boat Ramp & Marina fish cleaning stations, South Boat Ramp, South Boat Ramp Restroom, Marina Restroom, Marina Boat Ramp, Walnut Grove boat ramp parking lot, Milford Lake Marina, Sprung Hut, all beaches are closed, Honey Locust, Red Cedar Cabin, Big Oak Cabin, and the Pump-A-Head Station at Yacht Club. Approximately 50% of our utilities are closed and approximately 30% of our primitive sites are closed. This list will remain closed until the lake level comes down quite a bit. As the lake level comes down we will reopen and repair the sites that were affected by the flooding.

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


7-16-19:

What is Available: Eagle Landing, Cougar Pass and Lake View campgrounds on the south side are available for camping with electricity and water. Wild Horse Equestrian utility campground is available for primitive only.  No water or electricity.  Fees will be adjusted accordingly. Patrons can run a generator- generator regulations will be waived until power comes back on to this utility campground with water available at the entrance dump station.  The only bathhouses available will be at Eagle Landing and Turkey Run. Primitive camping is available at Turkey Run and will be allowed at the picnic shelter areas. Do not park or drive on the grass at the picnic shelters.  Entrance dump station is up and running.

What is Closed:   Hobie Cove, Pelican Point, Hideaway, Turkey Run, Catfish Alley and Mulberry Grove (all primitive areas) are closed.  Cottonwood Bridge (utility campgrounds) are closed due to no electricity and flood waters across the main road;  Both boat ramps are under water.  Shower house facilities in Wild Horse and Lake View are closed due to no power to operate lift stations.  The cabins and Lake View dump station are closed.

No Swimming or the launching of trailered motor boats is allowed anywhere in the State Park at this time.

For more information click, Perry State Park


7-16-19: The park is open.

Boat Ramp #1 is the only ramp open on the lake. We now have a courtesy dock. The Marina is closed until water goes down. Kansa Shower Building is now open.

Primitive camp areas remain closed: White feather, Bunkers Cove and Kansa Primitive. 

Other areas in the park have been opened for primitive camping.

All Utility Sites have been opened this week. Big Bear is open for walk-ins only this week, but will be available for reservations on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Swim beach closed

For more information click, Pomona State Park


7-15-19: The park is open. Keith Sebelius Reservoir is currently under a blue-green algae watch. For more information, visit the KDHE Harmful Algae Bloom website.

All utility campgrounds are unaffected by the increasing water level. Cottonwood primitive camping areas are flooded and the roads are closed. East Leota road is open to the boat ramps, but the fishing and primitive camping areas beyond are flooded and closed. West Leota primitive camping area is under water and the road is partially closed.  Bear’s Point primitive camping (straight south of the office) is under water and the road is closed. 

We are mowing new areas and making more primitive camping areas to replace the flooded areas.

For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park


7-11-19: Trail is completely open. 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 very 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


7-12-19: The entire park is open and usable. 

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park


7-17-19: The park is open. K-13 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 building, playground and some shelters open.  Riley point area open.  Rocky Ford area is basically all open.  All River Pond Cabins closed through end of August 14th at this time.  Starting to have kayak rentals.  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 the end of August. 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


7/19/2019

Closed Areas: A portion of Rock Point campground road is closed along with utility sites 78-82. The bottom portion of Lakeview campground road and most primitive sites in Lakeview are closed.

Open Areas: Eagles Landing 1-20, Old Marina 21-51, Hill Top 52-67, Lakeview 68-77, Rock Point 78, 83-87, Goose Flats 88-93, both cabins, and all other primitive areas.

For more information click, Webster State Park


7-14-19: The park is open.

Facilities open:  Otoe, Indian Grass primitive, Lovegrass group camp, Big Bluestem sites 1-6 & 19-40, Buffalograss primitive, Hell Creek Boat ramp, Side Oats primitive, Wheatgrass (E,W), Grama (E), Switchgrass mountain bike trail, Marina, Dropseed (E, seasonal camp), Marina Cove Toadstools

Flooding Closures:  Golden Rod in Otoe, Otoe boat ramp, Hell Creek; Lower Switchgrass primitive camping area, Swim beach and Kids pond, Little Bluestem primitive area, sites 8-16 in Big Bluestem (E,W), birdy loop of Switchgrass Mountain bike trail is under water and part of the marina loop is under water.

For more information click, Wilson State Park