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.
9-2-19: 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. The added water inflow has done nothing but improve our conditions.
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
12/16/19 ALERT. Reservations can be made starting at Noon today. REMINDER-site numbers have changed.
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, 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 #32 to 51. Electric only to the rest of the sites.
The Office hours are now 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
For more information click, Cheney State Park
12/20/19: The park is open.
- Boat Ramp 1
- Boat Ramp 2
- Hiking Trails
- Boat Ramp 3
- Campground 3
- Swim Beach
Campground #3 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
9-16-19: The park is open. Open areas include: Doud, West Point, Abilene, Blackjack and 5 Star campgrounds, East boat ramp, West boat ramp. Closed facilities: West boat ramp; Churchill and Cowboy campgrounds; swim beach and beach restroom.
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
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
January 10, 2020
The January 11 Trail clean up has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. We will be rescheduling for Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Join us Saturday, January 18 for a Trail Clean Up Day. We will meet at the State Park Office, 200 Horsethief Rd, Marquette, KS, at 8:30 am. You will be briefed on the plan, fill out some paperwork and start working on the trails. We will work until 3 pm. Please wear long pants and work boots. Bring gloves, sunscreen, a sack lunch and something that will carry your lunch and bottled water.
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.
2020 'Over the Ears" Photo Contest, sponsored by The Kansas Horse Council & Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Photos are to be taken along any of the Kansas State Park Horse Trails or any other Public Horse Trails in Kansas. Look for details on the Kanopolis State Park Facebook page and the The Kansas Horse Council website.
The Cottonwood campground, Eagle Point 1&2, Rockin'K 1&2, and select primitive spots with toadstool covers will be RESERVABLE this year.
The Sandstone Campground and all Long Term/Walk In utility sites have been closed for the winter, all other utility campground sites will remain open.
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. 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.
For more information click, Kanopolis State Park
No alerts at this time.
For more information click, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
1-15-20: Reservoir is currently 1 ft below conservation pool. The reservoir is approx. 97% ice-covered, and boat ramps are iced in. The Cedar Point Boat Ramp is closed due to a construction project at that location.
For more information click, Lovewell State Park
The utilities remain available at the campsites and the shower facility at the office is open. 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
Update 1-7-2020 - The park is open. The lake is 2.2 ft. below conservation pool. Please do not drive around barricades. As waters recede, 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 of our 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
Park Office will be closed all Day Thursday 1/30/2020
Due to a staffing shortage the Park Office may be closed during our regular business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please leave a message on our machine and someone will get back with you as soon as they can. If you need immediate assistance please call 1-620-672-5911 or contact the Region 2 Office in Topeka 785-273-6740.
2020 Seasonal Camping - Applications are available for seasonal camping at Perry State Park for the 2020 season starting Dec 16 2019. Applications were mailed out to those who participated last year and those that had requested a interest.. Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Tuesday January 21 2020 (postmarked, hand delivered or emailed no later than 4:00 PM on January 22 2018). The drawing will be held January 27 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Park Office. The Drawing is open to the public. Please call the Park office with any questions or concerns.
The barricades have been removed for access to Lake at both Lake View Boat Ramp and the North Boat Ramp. Please use caution when driving to and in these areas. The courtesy dock will not be pushed in at Lake View, but the CXT is open. The North Boat Ramp’s CXT’s are unavailable due to damage from the high water. Again please use caution in these areas as there may be safety hazards like shore and road erosion, loose pavement/rock, and shoreline debris.
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 The 2020 park permits went on sale December 14th. Online reservations for camping went live on Monday, December 16th at noon. 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.
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, but will not push in the courtesy dock at Lake View due to extreme cold temps predicted and the fact that the dock will tear up the unstable parking lot.
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.
Starting Sept 16th - Dec 31st 2019 Archery Special Hunts will be conducted at the State Park in the area behind the office. Youth Special Hunts will be in the areas behind the office and across the road (237 Highway) to the south of the office.
For more information click, Perry State Park
9-6-19: The park is open.
- All Utility Sites have been opened.
- Light House Bay marina is open. Please call for specific information, 785-828-4777.
- Swim Beach is closed.
- Boat Ramp #1 is OPEN.
- Boat Ramps #2, #3, and #4 are closed.
- Primitive camp areas remain closed: Morning Star, Bunker’s Cove & White Feather
- Other areas in the park have been opened for primitive camping.
For more information click, Pomona State Park
10-30-19: Water has been turned off to the park. 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.
As of November 1, all campsites are walk-in only for the remainder of 2019. This is the case every year. You will be able to reserve campsites for 2020 in mid-December, when the computer system gets updated for the upcoming new year.
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
12/16/19 Reservations can be made starting at Noon today. REMINDER-site numbers have changed.
Here is the YouTube link for our video introduction to our CampIt Ks app! https://youtu.be/oxfs2B5kdZU
UPCOMING EVENT: The First Day Hike will be held on January 1st, 2020. A guided hike will be starting at the Sand Hills office at 10:00 am and there will be a limited amount of T-shirts available on a first come/first served basis.
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 will be available mid-December. 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
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.
Old Marina Sites 43-51 have had the water turned off. These are Electric only sites for the season.
Goose Flats site 93 is closed due damages from high water.
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, 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