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Recent Updates

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

Switchgrass Dubbed Most Popular Mountain Bike Trail in Kansas

PRATT – Singletracks.com, an online website for outdoor enthusiasts that centers around camping, hiking, skiing, and mountain biking, recently came out with a list of the Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails for 2015 and Switchgrass Trail at Wilson State Park in Russell County took the lead for Kansas. Open year-round in the Hell Creek area o ... Read More


Mountain Men Event at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge May 9

CANTON – If tradition, self-reliance, hard work, and the great outdoors are all things that ring true for you, The Friends of Maxwell Wildlife Refuge invite you to attend their Mountain Men Days At Maxwell May 9 from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. Celebrating the history of the American mountain man, the one-day event will draw visitors from across the state ... Read More


Cheney State Park Makes Top RV Parks List

PRATT – Whether you’re passing through the Sunflower State on a roadtrip or are just looking for a reason to gas up your RV, Cheney State Park is waiting for you. RV Travel Contributing Writer for About.com, Stuart Webb, recently compiled a “5 Kansas RV Parks You Must Visit” list and Cheney State Park was among the chosen. Webb writes of Cheney ... Read More


Fight the Bite: Tips to Prevent Tick Bites, Tick-borne Disease

TOPEKA – Spring and summer are hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking seasons. It is also the time of year when ticks are out. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) remind those spending time outdoors to take precautions to avoid tick bites.In 2014, 212 cases ... Read More


KDWPT’s Jennifer Rader Receives Rising Star Award

MANHATTAN – Jennifer Rader, director of Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Southeast Kansas Nature Center, was presented with the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environment Education (KACEE) Rising Star Award. The award, presented on April 10 at KACEE’s Environmental Education Awards Celebration in Manhattan, recognizes ... Read More


“Little Helpers on the Prairie” Kids Event May 9

WICHITA – A frontier-themed OK Kids Day event will be held at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th Street North, Wichita, Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All ages are invited to attend. Activities include fishing, archery, crafts, live animals, games, vintage photo station, fun-filled presentations, and more. Guests will be present ... Read More


May 9 OK Kids Day at Meade State Park

MEADE – If you’re in need of a family-friendly outdoor activity for your children, consider bringing them to Meade State Park’s annual OK Kids Day on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Open to children of all ages, the free event will include fun activities such as fishing, wingshooting, archery, crafts, a treasure hunt, sandcastle contest, p ... Read More


Kansas Duck Zone Boundaries to be Discussed During Information Nights

PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff will be hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend one of the informational nights listed below.Potential changes to the c ... Read More


5/22/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(Tony's Function Junction, 10300 Highway 59, Erie)

5/21/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N, Wichita)

5/20/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park)

5/19/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin St., McPherson)

5/18/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, 530 West Maple Avenue, Harford)

5/14/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(Kansas Wetland Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Hwy., Great Bend)

5/13/15 - Kansas Duck Hunting Zone Informational Meeting
Public Meeting
(Dodge City Family YMCA, 240 San Jose, Doge City)