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STATE PARKS GEAR FOR RICH ARRAY OF JUNE EVENTS

Special events, free park entrance days to be held at many parks
PRATT -- Each month, Kansas state parks (SP) conduct special events, some in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just for entertainment. Each park sets its own dates for these events, including Free Park Entrance Days. In addition, statewide Free Fishing Days are June 2-3.

Events are diverse and may include anything from a marathon race to boating courses and equestrian events. Many are educational and all are designed to enhance the fun of visiting Kansas state parks. For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the "Events Calendar" on the "State Parks" page of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

This spring, heavy rains have caused flooding at many lakes, leaving some campsites and other facilities either under water or littered with debris. Park goers are urged to phone the park they intend to visit before traveling. Telephone numbers of all state parks may be found online at www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Click "State Parks" at the top of the page, then "Locations" in the left-hand column.

The following is a list of events for June:

June 1 -- Educational program at Fall River SP, 620-634-2213;
June 2-3 -- Midwest Bass Anglers fishing tournament at Milford SP, 785-238-3014;
June 2-3 -- Waconda Lake Association Carp Shoot at Glen Elder SP, 785-545-3345;
June 2 -- Free Park Entrance Day at Glen Elder SP, 785-545-3345;
June 2 -- 3rd Annual Youth fishing tournament and O.K. Kids Day at Glen Elder SP, 785-545-3345;
June 2 -- Friends of Pomona SP Kids Fishing Derby, Pomona SP, 785-828-4933;
June 2 -- Educational program at Cross Timbers SP, 620-637-2213;
June 2 -- Atchison Bass Club Bass fishing tournament at Hillsdale SP, 913-783-4507;
June 3 -- Blue Hills Adventures, Flint Hills Triathlon/Duathlon at Tuttle Creek SP, 785-539-7941;
June 3 -- Kids Fishing Derby at Lovewell SP, 785-753-4971;
June 3 -- Competitive horse trail ride at Eisenhower SP, 785-528-4102;
June 6-8 -- Summer Day Camp at Cross Timbers SP, 620-637-2213;
June 6-10 -- Wakarusa camping and music festival at Clinton SP, 785-842-8562;
June 8-10 -- horse trail ride and Campout at Kanopolis SP, 785-546-2565;
June 8-9 -- Kansas Wildscape Golf and Fishing Classic at Milford SP, 785-238-3014;
June 9 -- Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists fishing tournament at Milford SP, 785-238-3014;
June 9-10 -- Free Park Entrance Days and Annual Big Bass Challenge at Cedar Bluff SP, 785-726-3212;
June 9 -- Great Plains Running Club trail race at Perry SP, 785-246-3449;
June 9 -- Southwinds Bass Club fishing tournament at Wilson SP, 785-658-2465;
June 9 -- Kansas' Birds of Prey demonstration at Cedar Bluff SP, 785-726-3212;
June 9 -- Educational programs at Fall River SP, 620-637-2213;
June 14-17 -- Ninnescah Sailing Association Great Plains Championships Cheney SP, 316-542-3664;
June 14-17 -- Competitive horse trail ride at Hillsdale SP, 913-783-4507;
June 15-17 -- Farmhouse Church Trailride & Concert at Eisenhower SP, 785-528-4102;
June 15 -- Educational programs at Fall River SP, 620-637-2213;
June 16 -- Kansas Fishers of Men fishing tournament at Milford SP, 785-238-3014;
June 16 -- Free Park Entrance Day and BBQ contest at Wilson SP, 785658-2465;
June 16 --Jackpot Buddy Bass Tournament at Glen Elder SP, 785-545-3345;
June 16-17 -- Hooves of Heaven Horseback Trail Ride at Cedar Bluff SP, 785-726-3212;
June 16 -- Educational program at Cross Timbers SP, 620-637-2213;
June 16 -- Ninnescah Sailing Association Blessing of the Fleet at Cheney SP, 316-542-3664;
June 21-24 -- Country Stampede Music Festival at Tuttle Creek SP, 785-539-7941;
June 22-24 -- Tour de USA Heartland Bicycle Festival at Wilson SP, 785-658-2465;
June 22 -- Educational program at Cross Timbers SP, 620-637-2213;
June 23 -- National Bass Anglers Association fishing tournament at Milford, 785-238-3014;
June 23 --Miami County Livestock Association Trail Ride and Fundraiser at Hillsdale, 913-783-4507;
June 23 -- Educational program at Fall River SP, 620-637-2213;
June 24 -- Competitive horse trail ride at Kanopolis SP, 785-546-2565;
June 29-July 1 -- Toronto Days 4th of July Celebration, Campsite Decoration Contest, and fishing tournament at Cross Timbers, 620-637-2213;
June 30 -- Volleyball tournament at Glen Elder SP, 785-545-3345;
June 30 -- Friends of Pomona SP Horseshoe Pitchin' Tournament at Pomona SP, 785-828-4933; and
June 30 -- Fireworks display Independence Day Celebration at Lovewell SP, 785-753-4971.
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