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. 

 

For more information click, Cheney State Park


No alerts at this time.

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


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


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Eisenhower State Park


****Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, beginning on August 30th, 2021, the Park Office will be closed to walk-in public service.  Staff will be in the office and will be available to assist customers over the phone and through the door. ****

 As always, permits and reservations can be done through the KDWP website or through Reserve America.

For more information click, El Dorado State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Elk City 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


     Please be advised, on September 18th, 2021 the Back Country Horsemen of America will be hosting an event on the Flint Hills Trail celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Sante Fe Trail. 

     This event will have groups of horse riders and even horse-drawn carriages commuting on the trail, starting from the Bushong trailhead and going west to the Council Grove trailhead. Riders should start on the trail at roughly 9:00am and should take about three to four hours to finish.

     We strongly advise anyone traversing the trail either by cycle or foot to please consider using a different section of the trail in respect to the equestrian riders during this time. If you do plan on traversing this section, we ask that you follow the trail's right of way courtesy rules.

  •  If you are meeting a horse head on, please dismount your bike and stand off to the side until the horse passes. 
  • If you are approaching a horse from behind, please announce yourself, (a simple "on your left" is fine), dismount your bike, and slowly pass the horse when you are sure the rider is aware of you. 

     By following these simple courtesy acts, we can ensure safety for all trail commuters. 

For more information click, Flint Hills Trail State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Glen Elder 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


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Hillsdale State Park


No alerts at this time.

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. 

The Sandplum Campground remains closed for repair.

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


The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday.   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 8am to 2pm weekdays and 8am to 9pm Friday/Saturday. 

As of 9-15-21, Lovewell Reservoir is 4.5 ft below conservation pool and rising. Boaters should watch for low water hazards on the reservoir. Both lanes of the Cedar Point and Marina boat ramps are now 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


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

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).

Update 9-23-2021 - The state park is open. The lake is 0.87 ft above conservation pool.   

Milford Lake Zones A & B are in a WATCH status for Blue Green Algae and Zone C & 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


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park


9/20/2021

ATTENTION:  Due to a safety issue the North Boat Ramp Floating Dock, is currently unavailable.  If you need a dock please use the one over in the Lake View Campground.  We are currently working on a suitable solution for this issue.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OFFICE CLOSURES:

Sept 27-29 2021

Oct 4 2021

Oct 15-19 2021

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 17-19 2021

Nov 24-29 2021 Holiday

Dec 14-15 2021

Dec 22 2021-Jan 4 2022 Holiday

Tune in to our updated Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/PerryStatePark  for the most up to date information.  

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.  If the office is closed, please call 785-246-3449 and please leave a message and we can call you back when someone is back in the office 

NOTE: Please beware of Blue Green Algae. Watch for floating blue-green algae along the shoreline(s), etc.  Swimming, wading, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms.  It is highly recommended to keep pets and livestock away from the water. Avoid areas of algae accumulation.  Please report any areas that may have blue green algae. 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

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.

Hunting Seasons have started. Remember Horse Trails and Bike Trails cross over into CORP OF ENGINEERS LAND and there is walk in hunting on many parts of their property. Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trials. 

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. We continue to be fully 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.

COVID 19 is still concern we still ask that all visitors continue to  practice social distancing and wear a mask, especially indoors and in large crowds.  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


9-16-21

Water for the park will be turned off approximately October 15.  In the past several years, Mother Nature has dipped the temperature below freezing as early as October 10, and as late as October 27. When the water is turned off, all facilities (shower houses, water faucets, dump stations, fish cleaning station... everything) in the park will not have water. The two modern cabins are on their own well, so they are the only exception that has water through the winter and spring.

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 available for purchase. Shady Rest site #112 is the place to go.

There is no burn ban for Norton County. Campfires are allowed in the state park.  

For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park


     Please be advised, on September 18th, 2021 the Back Country Horsemen of America will be hosting an event on the Flint Hills Trail celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Sante Fe Trail. 

     This event will have groups of horse riders and even horse-drawn carriages commuting on the trail, starting from the Bushong trailhead and going west to the Council Grove trailhead. Riders should start on the trail at roughly 9:00am and should take about three to four hours to finish. We strongly advise anyone traversing the trail either by cycle or foot to please consider using a different section of the trail in respect to the equestrian riders during this time. If you do plan on traversing this section, we ask that you follow the trail's right of way courtesy rules.

  •  If you are meeting a horse head on, please dismount your bike and stand off to the side until the horse passes. 
  • If you are approaching a horse from behind, please announce yourself, (a simple "on your left" is fine), dismount your bike, and slowly pass the horse when you are sure the rider is aware of you. 

     By following these simple courtesy acts, we can ensure safety for all trail commuters. 

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 and reservations for this year's State Fair are available.  Call us @ 316-542-3664 for more information.

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park


Last day for KAYAK RENTALS is on Sept. 26th, 2021

Fancy Creek Shooting Range is CLOSED due to renovations being made on the range, it will open up sometime in August 2022

Archery Range is CLOSED due to the construction work being done behind the range. You can utilize the range after 6pm during the week and anytime during the weekend.

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.

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