State Park Alerts
3-20-20: The park is open. The Butterfield and Pronghorn bath-houses 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.
The Office is closed to walk-in traffic at this time. For boat registrations, call 316-542-3664 and we'll see if we can do something to help. For park permits, O'Briens Marina is open and able to sell them, the west gate and east gate are open limited hours as well.
REMINDER: ALL the sites have been re-numbered. Call the office if you have any questions. 316-542-3664
For more information click, Cheney State Park
2/7/2020: The park is open.
- Boat Ramp 1
- Boat Ramp 2
- Prairie Clover Campground
- Hiking Trails
- Boat Ramp 3
- Coneflower Campground
- Swim Beach
For more information click, Clinton State Park
5-1-20: The entire park is open. Due to limitations surrounding the covid-19 virus, we have delayed opening the beach bath house facility. We have also closed the playgrounds and beach day use facility until further notice. We've been experiencing a busier season than normal, please contact the office or go online to check availability. We appreciate your patience during this time, and hope that everyone can enjoy the great outdoors safely.
For more information click, Crawford State Park
Shower houses in Toronto Point Area and Blackjack Campground have been opened. Vault toilets available are at the Mann's Cove, Blackjack, and near the ADA Fishing Dock (just east of the Osage Plains Loop). Playgrounds are closed. Osage Plains sewer upgrade continues, all full hook-ups in Osage Plains DO NOT have sewer available at this time, please use the dump station at the entrance to Toronto Point.
For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park
4/28/20: The park is open with the following facilities notes:
Walnut River - Eagle Pass & Big Oak -all sites open and reservable. Frontier Campground-walk-in only- All cabins open - Beach is closed
Boulder Bluff - all areas open for camping and reservable. Shower house closed
Shady Creek - all areas open for camping and reservable. All boat ramps are OPEN
Bluestem Point-All areas are open and reservable. **Fisherman's Point is walk-in primitive camping only**
ALL Bluestem Boat ramps and are OPEN-Beach is closed
For more information click, El Dorado State Park
Sunset Point, Lower Comfort Cove, and the boat ramp are all closed due to flooding.
For more information click, Elk City State Park
May 14, 2020
- The Fredonia Bay bath house is open, the Quarry Bay bath house will be open for Memorial Day weekend.
- Vault toilets in Quarry Bay and Casner Creek Areas are also available.
- Playgrounds are CLOSED due to COVID19.
- Water is on to all campsites in Fredonia Bay and Casner Creek Campgrounds, the dump station is open.
For more information click, Fall River 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
No alerts at this time.
For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park
HELP WANTED. Volunteer camp hosts and maintenance position. These positions are compensated with a full hook-up campsite for the duration of their employment.
Go to ksoutdoors.com, click on job link for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL TRAILS at Kanopolis State Park are NOW OPEN. All trails to Gate 1 are cleared, mowed and marked. PLEASE STAY ON THE MARKED TRAILS. Beyond Gate 1 trails have been cleared and mowed, old markers and flags are in place. New flags will go up in the next few days on these trails. Again, please stay on marked trails - following false trails will cause damage and create more work and could cause trails to be CLOSED AGAIN. Some areas have had reroutes done, please follow the new reroutes - DON'T cut switchbacks! Enjoy and be safe.
As per KDHE guidelines, all playgrounds will be closed due to COVID-19, until further notice.
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 (785-546-2565) 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.
The South Shore / Langley Point Swimming Beach is closed until further notice.
Rockin'K Benefit Rides announced: Spring Ride - June 26-28; 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.
We have plenty of primitive camping available. The Sandplum campground remains closed for repair.
The South Shore boat ramp and courtesy dock are open. The Buzzard Bay boat ramp is open but does not have a courtesy dock.
The fish cleaning stations and all trailer dump stations are open.
Thank you to all of the volunteers that came to clear trail on October 19, November 16 & 19, January 18 and February 22.
For more information click, Kanopolis State Park
No alerts at this time.
For more information click, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
All Shower/Restroom facilities are now open and available for use! Designated Swimming Beach is opening Friday, May 22nd, but please continue to observe social distancing guidelines, and limit the number of people in your group! The Playground Equipment will remain closed until June 6th. All utility campsites for the Memorial Weekend are either reserved or occupied. Plenty of primitive camping is available. There are still quarantine and travel guidelines that should be reviewed at kdheks.gov and the Jewell County Health Department.
The Lovewell State Park Office will remain closed to the public through Monday May 25th. Staff will still be fielding phone calls and processing purchases daily until 6pm, and Friday until 8:30pm. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, HuntFishKS app, reserveamerica.com and kshuntfishcamp.com for online purchases.
The Lovewell Marina and Grill is open 7am to 7pm daily (9pm on Friday/Saturday) with supplies, bait and dine in and carry-out food orders.
Kids Fishing Clinic June 14th at Lovewell State Park has been cancelled.
As of 05-20-20, Lovewell Reservoir is at conservation pool.
For more information click, Lovewell State Park
THE PARK IS OPEN TO ALL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
ALL THE PLAYGROUNDS ARE NOW CLOSED
We are closely monitoring the situation involving the COVID-19 virus.
All events from now through the end of June have been cancelled or postponed. This includes the movie night on May 2nd 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.
UPDATED OPERATIONS INFORMATION 5/28/2020: THE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please be patient and practice social distancing between yourself and other customers while waiting for assistance. We also ask that you limit the number of people you bring into the office with you.
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.
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.
All organized events through the end of May 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 sanitizer after touching them.
Update 5-27-2020 - The state park is open. The lake is 1.4 ft. above conservation pool.
Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Woodland Hills, Prairie View, Walnut Grove, Sunset Ridge, and Rusty Windmill campgrounds. Eight cabins. Vault toilets. Woodland Hills, Walnut Grove, and Prairie View shower houses. Eagle Ridge restroom. Marina fish cleaning station. All boat ramps.
Closed Facilities - Cedar Point all facilities (closed for construction). Honey Locust and Red Cedar Cabins. South Boat Ramp fish cleaning station.
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
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 the most current and updated information. https://ksoutdoors.com/COVID-19 http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm
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 some permits. Please do not come inside the office at this time. Most permits can be done on line. We encourage our patrons to utilize the self pay kiosk for single day vehicle and camping permits.
All our open campgrounds are reservable - what this means is if you do not have a reservation, you may not be able to camp....especially on the weekends. 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 requiring vehicle permits 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, which are closed during this time.
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 with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer after touching these surfaces (bathroom door handles, self pay station, etc.).
If needed you can call the park office 785-246-3449 and we can assist with camping and vehicle fees from the PARKING LOT during the staffed times. M-F 9AM TO 4PM 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 and we will return your call during staffing hours M-F 9am-4pm. We are experiencing a very high volume of calls so if you want us to call you back please leave a message and someone will return your call during the staffed office hours.
ALERT: The gates are open to Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Day Use area. The water is now on for use at the campsites. The bathhouse is closed for now. Due to Covid 19. There is still some construction going on, so please stay on the maintained roads. 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. At this Hickory Acres Horse Trials are closed due to the damage from the flooding last year. Please stay off Hickory Acres. Please do not make new trails. The most current trail maps are located on Let's Ride-- Perry Lake Facebook under files.
All Bath/shower(s) are CLOSED AT THIS TIME.
All organized events are cancelled or postponed until the end of MAY. 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 with soap and water and use alcohol base sanitizer.
NEW Boat Registrations please go online. Form(s) are online for a bill of sale and the Application for Certificate of Number Kansas Boating Act that needs to be filled out and sent to the Pratt Office with your bill of sale and 42.50. Renewals can be done online, also. Boat renewals current owners ONLY can be done by coming to the Park Office, calling 785-246-3449 between 9 AM and 3:30 PM. Please do not come inside. You will need to know your KA # and a renewal will be done over the phone.
Information will be update here when there is staff available.
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.
The entrance dump station is open and the water is on. The construction upgrade in Lake View campground is still in the works so this campground is currently unavailable for use. Cabins are currently closed due Covid-19 as there is there is carpeting in the cabins.
What is closed: Hobie Cove, Pelican Point, Hideaway, Catfish Alley and Mulberry Grove (all primitive areas) are closed due debris and damage to roads. The cabins are currently Closed.
What is Available: Eagle Landing (Water and electricity), Cougar Pass (water and electricity), and Cottonwood Bridge (water and electricity). Lake View campground will be closed for construction not flooding issues. Wild Horse Equestrian campground is available with water and electricity. Turkey run (no utilities) is available for primitive camping. CXT (pit toilet) available near Lake View campground, south end. The boat ramps so are open, but the water is high, the docks are not accessible so please caution if you launch your vessel.
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
The office lobby will be open as of May 26. Please continue to investigate ksoutdoors.com to buy a vehicle permit, purchase a license, register a boat or reserve a campsite or cabin. You may also install the apps on your phone, CampIt KS and HuntFish KS, to perform these tasks.
The water is on and available for full use.
If you have a cabin reservation or are hunting, please see the information at the top of this page. Go to https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-COVID-19-Updates ... scroll down and click on "Notice to Turkey Hunters". The Travel Quarantine List of states can be difficult to find. If you are coming from one of these states, you need to self-quarantine for 14 days, either in that state OR when you arrive. As of today, it is here: https://ks-kdhecovid19.civicplus.com/176/Travel-Related-Quarantine
State Parks are open! This park and its campgrounds, boat ramps, Sebelius Reservoir, and the Norton Wildlife are open. Stay at least 6 feet away from other visitors. Use the self-pay table, kshuntfishcamp.com, or the mobile app CampIt KS. You can fish, boat, camp, etc.
Lead time for campsite reservations is now one day, if done before noon. You are strongly encouraged to make reservations online for utility campsites. Log in using something OTHER THAN your email address, it will help with the usability of the site. Campsite reservations can now be made for the following day, if done before 12 noon. After 12 noon, the lead time is 2 days in advance for campsite reservations. Cabins still need to be reserved at least 2 days in advance.
When reserving a utility 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. You can pay for a non-designated primitive site for multiple nights using a self-pay envelope.
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
04-09-20 - The State Park is open during Covid-19. The state park office is closed to the public and playgrounds are closed until further notice.
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
Park office is open to the public. At this time we are allowing only 3 customers in the office at a time.
Shower Houses and Fish Cleaning Station are all open for the season.
Pit Toilets are all open.
For more information click, Webster 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, Side Oats primitive, Wheatgrass (E/W), Grama (E), Switchgrass mountain bike trail, Marina Cove Toadstools, Little Bluestem primitive. Big Bluestem Bathroom/shower facility.
For more information click, Wilson State Park