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Due to the current burn ban in Norton County, all campfires are prohibited in Prairie Dog State Park.  Please contact the park office with any questions.

Prairie Dog State Park will hold an open house/free entry day on April 25, 2015.  No vehicle permits are required!  We have the following activities scheduled:

Office open 8:00 am to 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cabin and Adobe tours:  9:00 am to Noon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   StoryWalk ribbon cutting on the nature trail:  1:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Guided StoryWalk nature trail walk:  1:15 pm

The fishing dock has been removed for the winter due to structural damage and to prevent further damage from the ice.  We are hoping to have it repaired by spring.  This is contingent upon funding of the repairs.

As of 10-27-2014, all park facilities have been winterized.  There is no water available in the park.  The fish cleaning station and the shower houses have been closed for the winter.  Electrical service is still available at the camp sites and the vault toilets will remain open.  The modern cabins still have water as they have their own water supply.  Please contact the office with any questions.

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.

 Park office hours are now 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.

Please visit to make your reservations online. All Licenses and Permits can be purchased online through KDWPT.

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 2288.10, or 16.20 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.