Prairie Dog State Park News
The Prairie Dog State Park office will be closed beginning on December 24 at noon and remained closed until January 02.
As of October 15, the park water distribution system has been shut down for the winter. This means there will be no water available in the park at camp sites, shower houses, dump stations, fish cleaning station, etc. Electricity is still available at all electrical sites and the vault toilets will remain open. Primitive cabin renters--please take note and plan accordingly. The modern cabins will not be affected due to them being on a separate water supply. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
Cabin Renters--Please make sure to contact the park office at (785) 877-2953 within 48 hours of your arrival to obtain your key code.
The park office is now open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The office self-pay station has been updated with a new design and more information to assist in the proper payment and selection of a camp site.
There is NO HUNTING ALLOWED in the State Park. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.
Major upcoming projects include the installation of playground equipment and continue working on the landscaping around the two new modern cabins. As the projects proceed, we will keep you updated. Update--the playground was installed and we are currently working on the area surrounding the equipment to provide a shade shelter, parking, etc.
Don't forget that sites #31-40 are "Prime sites" and a $2.50 fee will be charged in addition to your regular camping fees for those sites during the prime season (April-September). Please remember that camping fees are per camping unit and not per site.
Prairie Dog State Park also has four cabins available. Cedar Crest and Cottonwood are primitive cabins (no water) while Prairie Dog and Eagle View are modern cabins with running water. Call for a reservation, or reserve a cabin on our website! All cabins have heating and air conditioning, a refrigerator and a microwave.
Please remember to always wear your life jacket when you're on the water, it could save your life. The current water elevation is 2291.56, or 12.74 feet below conservation pool.
If you have questions pertaining to the park, call the park office at (785) 877-2953.
Questions pertaining to the Norton Wildlife Area or hunting should be directed to Blake Klema, Public Lands Manager at (785) 877-2953.
Questions pertaining to fishing should be directed to Mark Shaw, Fisheries Biologist at (785) 425-6775.
Questions for a Conservation Officer should be directed to the Hays Regional Office at (785) 628-8614.