Event Calendar


09/19/2020

Kansas Bass Nation

Location: Wilson State Park- Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/19/20 - 09/20/20

Contact: Danny Barrett

Phone No: 620-200-8723

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


6th Annual Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride

Location: Kanopolis State Park - Rockin' K Campground

Type: Benefit Trail Ride & Fundraiser for the Rockin' K Campground

Dates: 09/19/20 - 09/20/20

Contact: Tracy McIntyre

Phone No: 620-680-0935

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Benefit Trail Ride & Fundraiser for the Rockin' K Campground


Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: El Dorado State Park Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Dates: 09/19/20 - 09/22/20

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com.

Class will conclude Sept 22 from 5:30-9pm.


Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: El Dorado State Park Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Dates: 09/19/20 - 09/24/20

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com.

Class will conclude on Sept 24 from 5:30-9.


5TH ANNUAL WEBSTER CAR SHOW

Location: WEBSTER STATE PARK

Type: CAR SHOW

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Phone No: 785-425-6775

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

SPONSORED BY STOCKTON RODDERS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION POSTED AT A LATER DATE.


Milky Way Viewing! Open Park Night!

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Milky Way Viewing! Open Park Night!

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell or sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 am

Other Information:

Open Park Night! Milky Way Viewing!  Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park! Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Join us for an evening of sunset and Milky Way viewing at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park!

*Gate will remain open after sunset hours! Bring blankets, bug spray, lawn chairs, cameras, binoculars, and a picnic!

*For an Off-Trail Sunset photo opportunity, meet at The Ramada Overlook at 6:00pm.  This is not a true off trail hike. The group will go to a location and set up for photos. Space is limited for the photo opportunity! Please email to save a spot!

*Access to parking lot, trails, overlooks, and grassy area north of parking lot for Milky Way viewing. No Off Trail access for Milky Way viewing.

*Please practice social distancing and give people space when you set up!

*Gate will officially close at 12:30 AM!          No Camping allowed at Little Jerusalem!!

*$5 vehicle pass or annual vehicle pass is required! Permits can be purchased on site at the Self Pay station at the park entrance. There is no office! Exact cash or check only. Permits can also be purchased online at ksoutdoors.com. You MUST print the receipt to put in your window!

*Questions? Contact sarakay.carrell@ks.gov


09/20/2020

Little Jerusalem 9-20

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell or sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Other Information:

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. Its summer and it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way,we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


09/22/2020

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 09/22/20 - 09/29/20

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office(8AM-4 PM), students receive manuals, class syllabus, home work assignments and class locations at sign-up. Class is held in Manhattan area. Class is free and limited to 50 students.


09/25/2020

CRITTER CARE 25TH ANNUAL BENEFIT HORSE TRAIL RIDE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Trial Ride

Dates: 09/25/20 - 09/27/20

Contact: Critter Care Voice Mail

Phone No: 785-478-9985

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Benefit for Critter Care of Topeka Non Profit proceeds go to Critter Care's spay/Neuter Assistance Program Rain or shine

Location: Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Perry State Park

Cost: Adults 35.00 and Kids under 12 $15.00

To Ride you must bring your own horse -

Email: cc@crittercareoftopeka.com


BNSF Railroad CANCELLED

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament and BBQ Tournament

Dates: 09/25/20 - 09/28/20

Contact: Craig Eastman

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

DUE TO COVID 19 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Little Jerusalem 9-25

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Other Information:

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. Its summer and it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way,we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


09/26/2020

KANSAS BASS NATION YOUTH

Location: PERRY State Park

Type: FISHING TOURNAMENT

Dates: 09/26/20 - 09/28/20

Contact: Travis Burch

Phone No: 913-562-4660

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

ROCK CREEK BOAT RAMP-Corp of Engineers Facility

Bass Tournament - High School

This 2 day event will take place at the Rock Creek Boat Ramp at Perry Reservoir, NOT AT PERRY STATE PARK


FLINT HILLS KAYAK ANGLERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: FISHING TOURNAMENT

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Contact: Steve Lutze

Phone No: 785-806-6001

Time: 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Club Fishing Tournament

Various Boat Ramps around the lake


18th Annual Fall River Rendezvous

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Historical Reenactment of the Mountain Man Era 1800-1840

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1820, a time with the mountain man and the American Indians walked the recently purchased Louisiana Purchase. A time when Lewis and Clark had finished their exploration, and others were wanting to follow in their footsteps. The event interprets 1800-1840 with a traditional rendezvous when Mountain Men and American Indians camped together to trade for needed supplies from the fur companies. Activities will include Indian and Mountain Men Encampments, Historical Traders, Blackpowder Shoot, Tomahawk Throw, Skillet Throw for the Ladies, and a Kids Gold Rush. Come out to Fall River State Park and step back to 1820.


*FULL* Little Jerusalem 9-26

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Other Information:

*FULL* We can no longer add people to this tour date! We have filled this date up!

Please call the office and sign up for a tour time. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots, bring water, a snack and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. Its summer and its is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10-15 degrees warmer on the hike in the rocks!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way, learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos. Wear boots, bring sunscreen, water, a snack and a hiking stick! 

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


CRUZIN THE SHORELINE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Car Parade

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Contact: Denny Tryon

Phone No: 785-554-5846

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Curzin the Shoreline - Perry Reservoir Departs at Perry Plaza, Perry KS at 11:00 am.    BSA Scout Troop 167 will be in attendance at the stopping point in Lake View at Perry State Park.  Please practicing social distancing and wear mask protection in restrooms or in food lines. contact Denny Tryon 785-554-5846 or Donna Tyron 785-845-2794 for any questions or concerns for this event.


Let's Camp America- College Football Style

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park- Bluffton Community Shelter

Type: Camping and Tailgating

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Here at Cedar Bluff we love our College Football!  We want to celebrate with you!  Wear your favorite team colors and bring your favorite tailgating food.

We will have the game on a big screen TV.

We will announce the game at a later date, so mark your calendar for this fun event!

This is a free event but vehicle permits will still be required.


09/27/2020

Little Jerusalem 9-27

Location: Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park

Type: Off Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Contact: Sara Kay Carrell sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Phone No: 620-872-2061

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Other Information:

Please call the office or email to sign up for a tour time. Emails can be sent to sarakay.carrell@ks.gov. Tours will be limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. We need to limit tour group size as best as possible during COVID. During the tour we ask that you be respectful of distancing yourself from others during the hike.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle.

Come to Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park and enjoy an off trail guided hike lead by a park naturalist! Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, and scrambling thru grass and brush. Wear boots or footwear that covers the feet. Bring water, a snack, binoculars, and a hiking stick! Please do not underestimate the terrain. Its summer and it is HOT down in the canyons. The rock formations do a great job of blocking the wind, so BE PREPARED for temperatures to be 10+ degrees warmer during the hike in the rocks!

We will start at the Life on the Rocks trail head and venture off in a direction that will take us off into the bottoms of the rock formations. Once at the base of the rocks, we will explore the various nooks, crannies, and spires of Little Jerusalem's Niobrara chalk formations. Along the way,we learn about the grasses, forbs, mammals, reptiles, insects, geology, and other great things that nature presents to us.  Be prepared for rough hiking, uneven terrain, ups and downs, and scrambling thru grass and brush. No set path is followed! So be ready for an adventure! It is an intermediate level hike/terrain. We hike at a moderate pace with stop and go to learn, talk, ask questions, and take photos.

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061


09/30/2020

CROSS COUNTRY MEET - PERRY LECOMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Cross Country High Schools and Middle Schools

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Contact: Perry Lecompton USD 343 High School

Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a two day event Wed Sept 30 12-8 and Thurs Oct 1 12-8.

Location is at the Wild Horse Equestrian Area.  This event will not be near the camping area.

Sponsored by Perry Lecompton High School


10/01/2020

CROSS COUNTRY MEET - PERRY LECOMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

Location: PERRY STATE PARK

Type: Cross Country High Schools and Middle Schools

Date: Thursday, October 01, 2020

Contact: Perry Lecompton USD 343 High School

Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

This is a two day event Wed Sept 30 12-8 and Thurs Oct 1 12-8.

Location is at the Wild Horse Equestrian Area.  This event will not be near the camping area.

Sponsored by Perry Lecompton High School


10/03/2020

Monster Myths by Moonlight

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Hay rack ride & Hike

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2020

Contact: Milford Nature Center

Phone No: 785-238-5323

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Ride our hayrack then explore our nature trail by moonlight. Learn the truth about spiders, snakes, bats, owls and other Halloween "monsters". Come in costume if you like! We'll be in ours! Enjoy cookies and cider with our own Mother Nature!
This is a FREE event. A vehicle pass is required for park entrance, at a cost of $5.00.


10/10/2020

Butler Co. - El Dorado

Location: El Dorado State Park Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at www.safehunters.com.


10/20/2020

Riley Co. - Manhattan

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 10/20/20 - 10/27/20

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park Office

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park office(8AM-4 PM), students receive manuals, class syllabus, home work assignments and class locations at sign-up. Class is held in Manhattan area. Class is free and limited to 50 students.


10/24/2020

Crossroads Cowboy Church Youth Ministry

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Horse Trail Ride

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Contact: Dewayne Burgess or Jo Turner

Phone No: 785-230-5241 or 785-230-4349

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Location Wild Horse Equestrian Campground and Trails


11/27/2020

Free Park Entrance - #optoutside

Location: Milford State Park

Type: Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Free Park Entrance day at Milford State Park for all vehicles! Camping fees still apply.


Opt Outside at Cedar Bluff State Park

Location: Cedar Bluff State Park

Type: Campout

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020

Contact: Amber McLaughlin

Phone No: 785-726-3212

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Join us for a fun camping event.  We think fall is the best time to camp, with all the beautiful leaves not the ugly shopping lines.

Get outside instead of fighting crowds.  We will get more details as the year goes!


06/05/2021

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Contact: Scott Waters

Phone No: 785-545-3345

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Youth Fishing Tournament! Along with OK Kids - prizes for every participant!!