Cedar Bluff Park News
Sign up for the 8th Annual Youth Deer Hunt. Where: Trego County (Private Land) & Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area/Refuge. When: September 6th & 7th MUST PRE-Register by August 24th!!
For more information call: Kent Hensley (785)726-3212 or Owen Johnson (785)483-0504
This event will be held for 10 youth between the ages of 10 and 16 years of age. Youth will hunt from a blind with an experienced guide/mentor. There is no charge for the hunt and youth rifles will be available.
The first morning will consist of classroom instruction along with a trip to the range to verify zero. Guides will leave with their hunter after lunch. All hunters will return to the meeting area that evening. If hunters are unsuccessful that evening they will be invited to hunt the following day.
Youth participants for this hunt must be residents of Kansas and between the ages of 10 and 16 One disable veteran and one disable youth will be also selected in participate in the hunt.
Applications can be obtained at the KDWPT website,www.kdwpt.state.ks.us
Come and see what Cedar Bluff State Park has to offer!!!
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Annual Vehicle Permits (Park Passports) are available for purchase when you register your vehicle for just $15.50 per vehicle. If you purchase your permit through an outside vendor or through your local Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism office the price will be $25.00, so be sure and take advantage of this savings. If you purchase you annual vehicle permit when you register your vehicle, it will be valid along with your registration. For example, if your vehicle is up for renewal in July, and you purchase the Parks Passport at the time of registration, your Park Passport will be valid until you register your vehicle the following July! Be sure to ask when you visit your County Treasurers Office!
Prices for 2014:
Below is a listing of common park issuances for the 2014 year:
- Annual vehicle permit (Upon vehicle registration renewal) $15.00
- Annual vehicle permit (Through a vendor) $25.00
- Annual camping permit (Oct.-Mar.) $152.50
- Annual camping permit (Apr.-Sep.) $202.50
- 1 utility campsite $9.00 per night, in addition to the daily camping permit.
- 2 utility campsite $11.00 per night, in addition to the daily camping permit.
- 3 utility campsite $12.00 per night, in addition to the daily camping permit.
- Daily vehicle permit $5.00 per day
Hoonii Campground: This past fall and winter the park staff developed five new full-hookup, long-term campsites. These will replace the five long-term campsites which were spread throughout the Bluffton Area's campgrounds.
Each campsite has 50 amp electrical service, water and sewer, and each includes a fire ring, an evening deck and a concrete pad for the camper. When these campsites are not reserved on a long-term basis they will be available on a walk-in, first come- first serve basis. For more information or to check on availability please contact the park office. (Hoonii is from the Arapaho language, meaning long stay, it is pronounced Hawnee.)
We would like to give a special thank you to Joby Henning for her WildTrust Donation; her donation made the development of the evening decks possible.
Pa's POND receives another improvement...
This winter the park staff developed and constructed a one of a kind area light for this extremely popular youth and disabled fishing pond. The area light was designed as a large fishing pole, outfitted with a bait casting reel and rigged with a bobber and worm hook; the bobber houses the actual light. This will be a great improvement for those enjoying the cool, summer breezes while fishing after dark!
Another special thank you is extended to Shane, Zack and Michel Knoll for their donation to the Greg Knoll, WildTrust memorial. Their generosity has greatly enhanced the opportunities available for the youth and disabled who visit Cedar Bluff State Park.
If you have questions pertaining to the park please call the park office at 785-726-3212.