State Park Alerts

Water Shutoff Update:
Closed as of 10/16/18- Butterfield, Overland and Apache Bathhouses, Bluffton Fish Cleaning Station, and the Dumpstations.

Water has been turned off to the Butterfield, Arapahoe, Wagon Rut Campgrounds. Electricity will still be available.

We will be leaving the Overland Campground, Despatch Campground, Hoonii Campground and the Pronghorn Campground water on for a few more weeks.

We do want to remind people to be aware of the freezing temperatures. Freezing temperatures may cause water hookups and hoses to freeze and cause property damage to both park and private property. Hoses may have to be unhooked during freezing conditions, unless proper precautions have been taken, including proper insulation of the water hydrant by the camper. Failure to adequately insulate water hydrants may result in forfeiture of camping privileges and camper will be billed for damages and costs incurred by the Department. Please unhook your hoses at night as a precaution.

We will continue to update you as we winterize the campground. Thank you for your cooperation in this manner.

For more information click, Cedar Bluff State Park


We are having major flooding issues and will be closing Heimerman Point, M & M Point and Wichita Point on the east side of the lake.  We have also closed the backside of Smarsh Creek campground, sites # 32 through 51 as the road going back to that campground has washed out.  Please call 316-542-3664 for more information about any upcoming reservations you may have question about.  Thank you.

For more information click, Cheney State Park


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For more information click, Clinton State Park


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For more information click, Crawford State Park


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For more information click, Cross Timbers State Park


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For more information click, Eisenhower State Park


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For more information click, El Dorado State Park


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For more information click, Elk City State Park


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For more information click, Fall River State Park


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For more information click, Glen Elder State Park


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For more information click, Green Recreational Trail State Park


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For more information click, Hillsdale State Park


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For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park


 

Spring 2018: Everything is open. (5/8/18)

Last Trout stocking: April 12, 2018

For more information click, Kanopolis State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Kaw River State Park


 Lovewell Reservoir is currently at conservation pool.

 Please see PARK NEWS link for upcoming events and park facilities available.

For more information click, Lovewell State Park


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For more information click, Meade State Park


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For more information click, Milford State Park


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For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park


OCTOBER 16 2018: Turkey Run, Hobie Cove Bath/Shower Houses are closed for the season.
Lake View Dump station is open but the water is shut off for rinsing.

 Lake View Campground is closed. Please do not drive around the barricades.

The rest of the campgrounds are open as Perry State Park is opened year round.  Preparations are in the works to get the rest of the water turned OFF for the 2018-19 Off Season..  Each Campground, each bath/shower house and lift stations are done on an individual basis.

Hunting Seasons Started Sept 1 2018. Remember Horse Trails and Bike Trails cross over into COPR OF ENGINEERS LAND and there is walk in hunting on many parts of their property.

Sept 17 - Nov 1  2018 Archery Special Hunts will be conducted at the State Park in the area behind the office.

Nov  29 - Dec 31 2018 YOUTH Special Hunts will be in the areas behind the office and across the road (237 Highway) to the south of the office.

DUE to KDHE Lagoon Inspections the Fish cleaning station is still closed.  We can no longer dump the fish bones etc. into the Lagoon.  Accumulation of the bones, skins and other parts over the years have made the lagoon inoperable. We are waiting for permission to move the station and have the bones etc. discharge out into the lake.  Unfortunately this takes time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please use caution and wear brightly colored clothing (preferably ORANGE) when using all trials. Horse trails and bike trails cross over into CORP of Engineers Land and there is walk in hunting on many parts of their property.

Remember to Lock your vehicles when they are unattended at the Trails Parking Lots

Perry State Park Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (NO BOAT Registrations after 3:30 pm or on Weekends sorry for the inconvenience)
BOAT REGISTRATIONS MONDAY-FRIDAY ONLY

For more information click, Perry State Park


No alerts at this time.

For more information click, Pomona State Park


The water has been turned off for the park.

No water is available for the campsites, showers, and primitive cabins. Fish-cleaning station is closed.

Water is available for the modern cabins year-round. All vault toilets remain open. Campsites and primitive cabins are also open year-round.

Water will be turned back on as usual in April, when mother nature keeps the temperature above freezing.

We are blue-green algae free!

For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park


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For more information click, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park


Sand Hills State Park is a year-round campground for the campsites.  Sites are already filling up for State Fair time in September so make your reservations now at ksoutdoors.com or call 316-542-3664 and we can help you.

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park


The Lake is currently 25 feet above conservation pool.  Cedar Ridge Boat Ramp is closed due to high water.   All other boat ramps are also closed on the lake.  

Tuttle Creek State Park To Remain Open Amid Dam Improvements

Three major construction projects, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, are in-the-works near Tuttle Creek Dam. Construction is underway, and while traffic and entrance into Tuttle Creek State Park will be rerouted, the park will remain open to the public throughout construction.

Highway K-13, between its intersections with River Pond Road and Dyer Road/Spillway Marina Road, was closed beginning February 21 and will be closed for an estimated 8 to 10 months. Detour plans for K-13 will route motorists to Highways K-16, U.S. 77 and U.S. 24.

The spillway bridge project will temporarily eliminate right turns on the dam for park visitors coming out of River Pond Area’s east exit (past the park office), however, motorists will be able to turn left and go across the dam.

The stilling basin rehabilitation project (tubes) below the dam will start the week of March 19 and is estimated to last 18 to 24 months. The work will result in the closure of a portion of River Pond Road. During the overlap of this project with the spillway bridge deck replacement, the River Pond Area of Tuttle Creek State Park public access will only be available via eastbound K-13 across the dam.

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


Blue Green algae present:  Lake is at a WATCH level; however, you should avoid water contact.  Campsite and shower house water is okay to use. 

The following locations have had the water turned off for the winter:

       Old Marina Campground Sites 21-26
       Rock Point Showerhouse
       Beach Showerhouse
       East side of Old Marina Campground Showerhouse
       Fish Cleaning Station
Water is ON at the Following Locations:
     (Reminder:  Disconnect hose from faucet at night and during the day when below freezing)

       Rock Point
       Lake View
       Hill Top
       Old Marina 1-28
       Eagles Landing
       West side of the Old Marina Campground Showerhouse is still open
       Dump Station is still open
     

Old Marina Campground sites 29-31 are shut down for renovations.

Campfires are allowed in campfire rings only.

For more information click, Webster State Park


**********NO CLIFF JUMPING!!!!**********   

OTOE Courtesy Dock is currently unusable with the increased lake level from recent rains. Campfires Permitted. Do not leave fires unattended. Please make sure that fires are out before going to sleep for the night or leaving the campground. Also, be cautious with wind conditions. Thank You.

For more information click, Wilson State Park