State Park Alerts

Water Shutoff Update:
Closed as of 11/7/18- Butterfield, Overland and Apache Bathhouses, Bluffton Fish Cleaning Station, and the Dumpstations.

Water has been turned off to the Overland, Butterfield, Arapahoe, Wagon Rut, Pronghorn, & Prickly Pear Campgrounds. Electricity will still be available.

There is no water available in the Page Creek (South side) Park.

The Bluffton Area (North side) has a freeze proof hydrant in the Southwest corner of the office parking lot for you to fill your holding tank.

The Bluffton Area also has one shower-house open all year, located in the Northwest corner, by the rental cabins.

We will be leaving the Despatch and Hoonii 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 have also closed the backside of Smarsh Creek campground, sites # 32 through 51 as the road going back to that campground has washed out.  We are still in the process of all of the hoops you have to jump through to get it repaired.

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


Closings: Fish cleaning stations, Corral Shelter, Rockin'K Showerhouse, Beachhouse Showerhouse

High water caution: Boat ramps are usable, but courtesy docks are not. Use extreme caution on trails due to high water and damage to the trails.

Trout Stocked January 7, 2019. Next Trout stocking: January 15-31

Office Hours:  Wednesday, January 16, 17 & 18  8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Office Closed: Monday, January 21   -  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For more information click, Kanopolis State Park

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For more information click, Kaw River State Park

 Lovewell Reservoir is currently 2 ft below conservation pool and ice-covered.

 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

Facilities CLOSED:

ALL Bathroom/Shower buildings: Walnut Grove, Woodland Hills, Prairie View, Cedar Point, and Eagle Ridge

Campgrounds: Hickory Hollow, Prairie View, and Cedar Point 

Cabins: Big Oak, Red Cedar, and Honey Locust

All fish cleaning stations

Facilities OPEN:

Bathroom/Shower buildings: Vault toilets at boat ramps

Campgrounds: Eagle Ridge (full hookup) and Woodland Hills (water & electric)

Cabins: Appaloosa, Morgan, Mustang, Palomino, Pinto, Crabapple, and Sumac 

For more information click, Milford State Park

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For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park

The road to the Wild Horse Campground is closed.  DUE TO THE VERY WET SOGGY CONDITIONS please stay off the Trails. 
 All trails are very muddy, slippery and dangerous. 

Due to the rising water Catfish Alley is now closed.  Please do not drive off the roads or around any barricades.  The boat ramp parking lots are covered with water.

Attention: Those that participated in the 1st day Hike and signed up to get a long sleeved T-shirt.  They will be available at the office starting Feb 11 2019

2019 Seasonal Camping - Lottery has been completed.  There are some sites available for first come first serve for the summer Please call the office if interested 785.246.3449

Perry State Park is open year round, but parts of the Park are closed Please obey closure signs.

The water has been turned off in the Park.  

There is no water available for the campsites Eagle Landing and Cottonwood Bridge.


Cougar Pass Campground does have the 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.
Reminder the Lake View Camp Ground is CLOSED. (Please do not drive around the barricades.) No camping of any kind is allowed due to renovations in progress.

October 30 2018:  All Bath/Shower houses are closed for the season.  The Dump station(s) are open but the water is shut off.  There is a frost free spigot on/near the Lake View Boat Ramp, south end near the vault toilet that will remain open for water to fill up your tank.

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)

For more information click, Perry State Park

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For more information click, Pomona State Park

The water has been turned off for the park until approximately mid-April.

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

Water is available for our two 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.

For more Prairie Dog State Park news, click on the "NEWS" icon that is above this Alert box!

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 or call 316-542-3664 and we can help you.

For more information click, Sand Hills State Park

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, 2018 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.  THIS PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED SOON AND TRAFFIC OPEN UP IN MARCH 2019.  WHEN SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS EXIST, THIS ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED AND THE GATE ON DYER ROAD NEAR LITTLE GRILL WILL BE OPENED TO ALLOW TRAFFIC INTO RIVER POND.

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 started the week of March 19, 2018 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

For more information click, Tuttle Creek State Park

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

       Old Marina Campground Blacktop Sites
       Rock Point Showerhouse
       Beach Showerhouse
       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 
       Eagles Landing
       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

Otoe Park will be closed Saturday March 23, 2019 and Sunday March 24,2019 for Hunter Education. Cabins will be accessible but campsites will not. Camping will be available in the Hell Creek Area.

The Park Office will be closed Friday Morning 3/22/19.

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

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