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ALERT

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reminds visitors that all Kansas state parks are open for business. State park camping areas, cabins, trails, boat ramps, and other amenities are open, as are many of the businesses who serve lake visitors. KDWPT offices and nature centers are open during regular hours, and access to all wildlife areas and fishing lakes operated by the department remains unchanged. Regular state park fees apply.

Wildfire Hazard:

Hot, dry weather across much of Kansas has increased the risk of wildfires. The most vulnerable regions are in the western half of the state where rainfall has been minimal. Campers should contact the state park office to learn about local conditions and burn restrictions.

Reserve Now

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Spring is finally here, and with April 1st just around the corner time is running out on the off-season permit prices.  March 29th we will be hosting our open house so take advantage of this opportunity to make those last second purchases and reservations, and to see what's new at Cedar Bluff State Park.  Whether searching for a quiet weekend escape or searching for the perfect base camp for your next outdoor adventure, Cedar Bluff State Park offers a variety of opportunities and amenities that are sure to satisfy your needs. 

Come and see what Cedar Bluff State Park has to offer!!!

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The park office is now open Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, and closed on weekends.

Cedar Bluff State Park is seeking a concession contract to provide frozen treats and cold, non-alcoholic beverages to be offered for sale to the public within the Bluffton and Page Areas of Cedar Bluff State Park.  Interested vendors must have Commercial, General Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000, a current Sales Tax Registration Certificate and a current Food Service Establishment License.  The awarded contract will be valid from May 1

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of 2014.  If interested please contact Chris Smith, at (785) 726-3212, to receive the Request for Quotation documentation.

For Campsite or Cabin Reservations... Visit www.reserveamerica.com

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!

Scavenger Hunt Winners

Cedar Bluff State Park's Open House (Saturday, March 29th):  Come visit Cedar Bluff State Park this coming March 29th for the open house celebration.  There are no entry fees for the day, there will be a free hotdog feed from noon until 1:00 pm, drawings for stays in the rental cabins, t-shirts, hats and more...  There will be refreshments throughout the day and the park staff will be available for questions and tours of the facilities.  So come see what's new and don't forget to purchase your annual permits at the off-season rates!!!

What's New...

 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

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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...

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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 improvment 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.

Questions pertaining to fishing should be directed to Dave Spalsbury, Fisheries Biologist at the same number.

Questions pertaining to hunting and the wildlife area should be directed to  Kent Hensley, Public Lands Manager at the same number.

Chris Smith

Park Manager