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
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
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For more information click, Cross Timbers 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
GREEN RECREATIONAL TRAIL WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO DRIVE-IN TRAFFIC DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. Green Recreational Trail Winter Hours - the trail will be closing before dark during winter hours. Hours may vary at times.
For more information click, Green Recreational Trail State Park
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For more information click, Historic Lake Scott State Park
The lake is at conservation level 1464.85. Water is back on at all camping sites with utilities. The water at the dump stations has been turned on. All shower houses are open.
The Split Boulder trail and part of the Rockin'K trail has been closed for Eagle Nesting. They will open back up in the summer. In the Horsethief area, Gate 1 has been re-opened.
Reservations for 2022 are open. Reservations can be made at www.reserveamerica.com, the Campit-KS app, or by calling the office. A two-night minimum stay on weekends is required with advanced reservations. A four-night minimum stay is required on Memorial Day weekend. Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends require a three-night minimum stay with advanced reservations.
Check out our Facebook page Kanopolis State Park - Kansas Wildlife & Parks | Facebook for up-to-date information.
For more information click, Kanopolis State Park
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For more information click, Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
The Lovewell State Park Office is open 8am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. You can also utilize the new CampItKS app, reserveamerica.com and campitks.com for online purchases.
FIRE BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED, FOR NOW.
REPAIRS ARE NEEDED TO THE PIONEER FISH CLEANING STATION, AND IT WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE REPAIRS. COTTONWOOD FISH CLEANING STATION IS AVAILABLE.
Campsite reservations for the 2022 season are now open through ReserveAmerica.com, campitks.com, or through the Lovewell State Park Office. Reservations are available for most utility campsites at Lovewell State Park, and also the Willow Primitive 24hour generator sites. Reservations for Lovewell State Park’s rustic and deluxe camping cabins are available 364 days in advance through the same websites, or through the state park office during regular business hours.
North Willow Utility Campground and the Willow and Southwinds Shower/Restroom facilities are now closed for the season. Lovewell Marina is open limited hours until they close for the season, on October 2nd.
As of 9-20-22, Lovewell Reservoir is currently 7.9 ft below conservation pool and slowly rising. Cedar Point Boat Ramp is still usable, however the Marina Boat Ramp is still closed to boat launching. Please use caution launching boats. Watch for low water hazards while boating on the reservoir.
For more information click, Lovewell State Park
!! TOTAL BURN BAN !! Meade County and Meade State Park have been placed in a total burn ban until further notice. No ground fires, fire pits (including propane fire pits) or open flames of any kind are allowed. Failure to comply with the burn ban will result in a notice to appear in district court.
Personal charcoal grills, propane grills or wood pellet grills are allowed. Individuals can also use the provided upright grills with charcoal ONLY!
!! NO UTILITY SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEKEND OF 10/07/2022 - 10/09/2022 !!
The park is hosting it's annual Halloween in the Park event on Saturday, 10/08. Last year we had over 450 participants come through the Cottonwood, Lakeview, Boy Scout and Cedar campgrounds. If you are planning to pass through this area on these dates, please note that walk-in sites will NOT be available on the Northeast side of the lake. The only availability will be primitive (no water or electric) campsites and the office will be closed so staff can work the event. Please plan ahead if you are planning on visiting Meade State Park.
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
Fishing licenses, hunting licenses, and boat applications can be purchased at https://license.gooutdoorskansas.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx. If you are wanting to make reservations for campsites and cabins (and get your annual vehicle permit), you can do so through our Campit KS app, at https://www.campitks.com/home.page or at www.reserveamerica.com.
Open Facilities - Eagle Ridge, Hickory Hollow, Woodland Hills, Prairie View, Walnut Grove, and Sunset Ridge campgrounds. All cabins. Vault toilets. Woodland Hills, Walnut Grove, and Prairie View shower houses. Eagle Ridge Restroom. South Boat Ramp and Marina fish cleaning stations. Splash Park.
Closed Facilities - Cedar Point campground & shower house (closed for construction).
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
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For more information click, Mushroom Rock State Park
Upcoming office closures: (the office is closed on the weekends)
- Oct 10th and 11th
- Oct 17th thru 20th.
The park is open, and the water is still on. We will begin our winter closures when the temperatures start to fall and overnight temperatures are freezing. Each Campground, each bath/shower house and lift stations are done on an individual basis. All fees still apply. All Vehicles will need a permit no matter the length of stay. Reservations for utility sites (water and electric) can still be made until the end of October. Tune in to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PerryStatePark for the most up to date information.
- This means you will need to provide us a copy of your bill of sale., please make your own copy to keep for yourself.
- If you bought the boat from a dealer in state or out of state, YOU MUST SETTLE YOUR SALES TAX with your County first, so you will need a copy of the sales tax receipt you receive from your county.
- You will need to provide A PRINTED picture of the HULL ID - if you can't print a picture, we can take an etching of the HULL ID Number that is associated with your vessel. (The Hull ID is located on the back of the transom, and it is 12 digits long)
- There is a form to fill out. You will need this form filled 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 new boats, out of state boats, and transfers of boats with a KA number already will need to fill out this form. It must be signed and filled out completely.)
What is closed:
Turkey Run (construction)
Note: Pelican Point Primitive Camping is open as a walk-in area. Please do not drive around the barricades
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
Water will be turned off to the entire park on 10-17, unless Mother Nature freezes the ground before then. Once the water is turned off, no water is available for the primitive cabins, campsites, fish cleaning station, dump stations, and shower houses. You cannot get water in the park until April, 2023.
Burn ban is off. Campfires are allowed.
Websites: campitks.com is for camping, cabins, and vehicle permits; gooutdoorskansas.com is for boating, fishing and hunting.
Fishing bait is available in Norton. T & D Bait Shop is operated at a house 1 block east of the Post Office, and 1/2 block south. Worms are for sale at the Alta convenience store and at Bomgaars.
Click on the News icon above to see our "Did You Know" information.
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 on paper or a pencil tracing on paper 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. As you are looking at the motor, the hull ID usually is on the boat to the right.
Firewood.... Bring firewood with you if you can. In Norton, Bomgaars and Casey's, both on hwy 36, sometimes sell bundles of firewood seasonally.
For more information click, Prairie Dog State Park
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For more information click, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park
UPDATES: The Park Office will be CLOSED September 7th at noon and September 8th all day. Park Office will be open normal business hours on Friday September 9th 8am to 4:30pm.
Kansas State University is starting up next week, and with most of our seasonal staff being students our kayak rental hours have changed. Kayak rentals starting next week 8/22/22, will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to off the water by 6pm. The kayak shed will be closed Monday to Friday. Hours are subject to change weekly due to unforeseen circumstances. This year 2022 the Kayak Shed will be closing Sunday September 4th, 2022, due to the lack of staff to run the shed. We look forward to seeing you next kayak season!
Fancy Creek shooting is CLOSED due to construction repairs to the range.
In the event of needing assistants with an issue when the office is closed during the week or weekend, please find a CAMPHOST in the park. Our camp-host for River Pond Area are located right by the east gatehouse as you come in by the archery range or right by the camp store. Our camp-host for the Rocky Ford area are located right across from site 119 and the trail head. Our camp-host for Cedar Ridge area are located in front of the cabins and next to the swing set. Our camp-host for Fancy Creek are located right next to the vault bathroom by Hidden Hallow Loop Campground. Our camp-host for South Randolph are located next to site 211 and across from the shower building. Our camp-host will be able to answer any of your questions or get in contact with a maintenance personal or Park Ranger to handle any issues. In the event of an emergency, call 911.
For more information click, Tuttle Creek 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.
The new Switchgrass bathroom/shower facility is open. Big Bluestem bathroom/shower house in Hell Creek and Yarrow bathroom/shower house in Otoe is open year round.
Campgrounds with water available year round are: Big Bluestem, Foxtail, Lovegrass and Wheatgrass in the Hell Creek Area and Goldenrod in the Otoe Area.
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