State Park Alerts

  • State park vehicle permits, annual camping permits and 14-day camping permits for the 2022 season will go on sale beginning December 14, 2021.
  • Campsite reservations for the 2021 season can be made beginning at noon on December 16, 2021.
  • 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


No alerts at this time.

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


Restrooms at Pomona, Miller, Admire, and Bushong trailhead are in the process of being installed. Please keep in mind that sidewalks and concrete approaches must be installed before the facility can be opened to the public, so they are NOT available for use at the moment. Please stay tuned for construction progress as well as dates for when the restrooms will be open. 

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 Winter Hours - the trail will be closing before dark during winter hours. Hours may vary at times.  Green Recreational Trail will be closed during the firearms deer season December 1-12, 2021.

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


**CLOSURE ALERTS**

Water at the dump stations has been shut off.  The Rockin'K and Beach House shower-houses are also closed for the winter.  The water at Sandstone is also off.   

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.   

North Willow, Cottonwood and Cedar Point Utility Campgrounds and Shower/restroom facilities are closed. Utility Campsites are available at South Willow, Southwinds and Walleye Point. The Walleye Point shower/restroom is open year-round. Walleye Point Dump Station is available, but no flush water.  The Lovewell Marina and Grill is closed for the season.

As of 11-30-21, Lovewell Reservoir is 1.75 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 usable.

For more information click, Lovewell State Park


TROUT STOCKING UPDATE: LATEST STOCKING OCCURED ON THE MORNING OF 11/23/2021

Updated 11/23/2021

All campsites are now available on a "first-come, first-serve" basis ONLY. This will be in effect from Nov. 1 - March 31. 

You may begin making reservations for the 2022 camping season starting on December 16 at 12:00 p.m. online or by calling the office.

The West Vault Toilet near Sagebrush Campground has been closed for the season. All other bathroom/shower facilities in the park are OPEN.

Office hours may fluctuate due to staffing 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


Update 11-9-2021 - The state park is open. The lake is 0.97 ft above conservation pool. If you are planning a trip to Milford State Park, please be aware that water and facilities are being turned off and closed as the cooler weather approaches. We have frost free hydrants in Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, and Woodland Hills, however, please insulate your hoses/hydrants with below freezing temperatures. The restroom/shower building in Woodland Hills remains open year round. 

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).

Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Woodland Hills, Walnut Grove, and Sunset Ridge campgrounds. Seven cabins. Vault toilets. Woodland Hills shower house. 

Closed Facilities - Cedar Point, Prairie View, and Rusty Windmill campgrounds. Splash Park. Cedar Point, Prairie View, and Walnut Grove shower houses. Eagle Ridge Restroom. Big Oak, Honey Locust, and Red Cedar Cabins. South Boat Ramp and Marina 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


11/9/2021

OFFICE CLOSURES:

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 17-19 2021

Nov 24-29 2021 Holiday

Dec 22 2021-Jan 5 2022 Holiday

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

All Vehicles will need a permit no matter the length of stay.

We have begun our Winter Closures.  Each Campground, each bath/shower house and lift stations are done on an individual basis.  All primitive and utility sites will be first come first serve.  You must use the self-pay stations if the office is closed. Currently the self-pay stations at Perry State Park do not take credit cards. 

What is Closed:

  • Wild Horse Bath house.  11/9/2021
  • Wild Horse Campground the water is off to the hydrants. The electricity is on. You must bring water with you, however there is a frost-free hydrant over in the Lake View Campground, near the CXT at the south end of the boat ramp you may use to fill up before going up to the campground. 11/9/2021
  • Lake View Bathhouse 11/9/2021
  • Eagle Landing and Hobie Cove Bathhouse.  11/2/2021
  • Eagle Landing and Cottonwood the water is off to the water spigots.  The electricity is still on. However there is a frost-free hydrant on/near the Lake View Boat Ramp, south end near the vault toilet that will remain open for water to fill up your tank.11/2/2021
  • Primitive areas Pelican Point (road damage) and Turkey Run (construction).
  • Both Dump Stations (Entrance and Lake View) have no water, you may still dump, but there is no water to rinse. 11/3/2021

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.

Cougar Pass and Lake View Campground do have frost free hydrants and will have water on throughout the winter, but you have to DISCONNECT the HOSE from the HYDRANT after filling your tanks so the lines do not Freeze.  Please do not leave your hose hooked up to the hydrant.

Wild Horse Equestrian:  You must have a HORSE ON SITE TO CAMP AT WILD HORSE EQUISTRIAN CAMPGROUND.  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.

  • State Park vehicle permits, annual camping permits and 14-day camping permits for the 2022 season will go on sale beginning December 14, 2021.
  • Campsite reservations for the 2022 season can be made beginning at noon on December 16, 2021.
  • 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.

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. 

COVID 19 is a 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


11-9-21

The water is turned off for the winter, and camping is allowed 365 days a year.  When the water is turned off, all facilities (shower houses, water faucets, dump stations, fish cleaning station, Cottonwood and Cedar Crest cabins... 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 all year long.

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 on paper, 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 not available for purchase until next April. Bring firewood with you if you can.

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

For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park


No alerts at this time.

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. Reservations for this park can be made online or through the Cheney State Park Office at (316)542-3664.

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park


South Randolph Campground is CLOSED for the season. The area will open for the season on April 1st, 2022.

Cedar Ridge Primitive Campground, shower building, and vault bathroom are CLOSED for the season. This area will open up sometime again between the months of March to April for the summer season. 

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.

Old Marina Shower House is still open.

Rock Point and Townsite Shower Houses are closed for the winter.

Pit Toilets are open at Goose Flats and Old Marina Boat Ramp.

Fish Cleaning Station has been closed for the winter.

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.

2022 Reservations will go live Thursday December 16, 2021 at noon.

Bathroom/shower facilities have been closed for the off 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. Big Bluestem restroom/shower facility is open year round in Hell Creek and Yarrow Restroom/shower facility is open year round in Otoe.

Seasonal Campsites (Dropseed 106-111) will be done by lottery drawing Monday December 13, 2021. 9:00AM in the park office.

Lovegrass Group Camp Area is available with online reservations. 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