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Recent Updates

This is a list of the last 75 updates to the website.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL HUNTS SEPT. 29

Sept. 18, 2014Hunters have until 9 a.m., Sept. 29 to apply for fall and winter special huntsPRATT – Outstanding hunting grounds exist throughout the state, but for the average hunter, gaining access to private land areas may be difficult. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism designed the Special Hunts Program to ensure hunters h ... Read More


SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR ANGLER INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Sept. 18, 2014Get certified to teach basic fishing skills in KansasPRATT – If you’re passionate about fishing, and have a desire to share that passion with others,  you can still enroll in a Kansas angler education certification course. Fishing’s Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will sponsor a fishing instruc ... Read More


2014 KANSAS UPLAND BIRD HUNTING FORECAST NOW AVAILABLE

Sept. 18, 20142014 Upland bird forecast shows improvements in pheasant, quail, prairie chicken populationsPRATT – A copy of the 2014 Kansas Upland Bird Forecast is now available and from the looks of things, upland bird hunters will see improved populations this fall. Although below-average harvests are expected this year, hunters should see mo ... Read More


KANSAS ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY FALL MEETING

Sept. 18, 2014Members of the public are welcome to join in on the feathery funPRATT – The Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS) will hold its fall meeting October 3-5 in Salina. This informative and fun gathering is open to everyone and will include an informal, come-and-go reception at Lakewood Discovery Center on Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. On ... Read More


KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

Sept. 11, 2014Participants can help capture and tag monarch butterfliesGREAT BEND – From making milkweed seed bombs to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s (KWEC) “Butterfly Festival” Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. KWEC is located at 592 NE K156 Hwy on the Cheyenne Bottoms W ... Read More


SOUTHWEST KANSAS YOUTH DAY SEPT. 20

Sept. 11, 2014The free event will feature 2014 Miss Rodeo Kansas, Katera HarterPRATT – The 2014 Southwest Kansas Youth Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Lake Scott State Park. Registered participants can enjoy live snake presentations, shotgun shooting, archery, and meet guest speaker, Katera Harter, 2014 Miss ... Read More


EARLY GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN SEASON BEGINS SEPT. 15

Sept. 11, 2014Early season provides hunters with unique, challenging opportunity PRATT – Load up your bird dog and dig out that hunter orange because the Early Prairie Chicken Season is almost here. Beginning Sept. 15, hunters with a valid Kansas hunting license and a Greater Prairie Chicken Permit ($2.50) can hunt in Greater Prairie Chick ... Read More


Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Memorial

Park visitors are greeted by a memorial dedicated to the hard work and efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps as they enter the park.

Cedar Ridge
Camping is Available
ADA Facilities are Available

10/11/14 - "Glow in the Park" Fun Run
Fun Run
(Elk City State Park)

2014 NEW Glow Run Registration Form 2014 NEW Glow Run Registration Form 16.55 kB

Registration form for the 2014 Glow in the Park Fun Run at Elk City State Park.  Print and mail/take to Elk City State Park Office or Gatehouse with payment.  Call the park office at 620-331-6295 for more information.

Try out our Hiking/Biking Trails

The North Shore Trails run along the north shore of the lake, from the Overlook Park (Corp of Engineer's daily use area.) through the Clinton State Park.  The trails in this 23 mile system are single track, dirt hiking and biking trails with mile markers.  Each trail is blazed with Blue, White or Red (Shoreline) and connector trails are blazed with two colors corresponding to the trails being connected.   The North Shore Trails pass through an oak and hickory forest as it follows the lake shore. 

10/11/14 - Trego Co. - Oakley
Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session
(Frontier Ag Admin. Bldg)