Visit Kansas State Parks for Late-Season Events
Fall events scheduled; Pleasant weather makes camping enjoyable
Labor Day marks the end of camping season for many, but don’t stop yet.
outdoors enthusiasts who venture out now can see the year’s best color while enjoying mild weather. And Kansas state parks continue to provide opportunities of special interest for those who visit public lands. Kansas
Todd Lovin, Tuttle Creek State Park Manager, reminds football fans that
is a great place to camp with quick access to K-State home football games. Motel rooms can be hard to find on game weekends, even in outlying cities. Located just a few miles from the stadium, the state park offers a nifty alternative, especially with the new online reservation system that allows one to check availability and reserve a place for desired dates. KU fans have the same opportunity at Tuttle Creek State Park Clinton State Park near .
Awards for antique and modern cars and bikes will be awarded for Best of Show, People’s Choice, and Longest Distance for participation. Friends of
will also present a Friend’s Choice cash award, with the winning car and bike used in advertising for next year’s show.
Meade State Park
All spectators will have free park entrance for this event. A meal will be provided at the cost of $7 for exhibitors and $8 for spectators. For more information call the park office at 620-873-2572.
A Hillsdale Lake National Public Lands Day-Fish Habitat Project is scheduled on Sept. 28-29 near
north of Paola. Volunteers are needed to assist with anchoring trees and placing brush in shoreline zones that are critical fish habitat. Low lake levels provide an ideal time for this construction, which should improve fishing at Hillsdale State Park . Call Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Jim Bell at 913-783-4366 for more information. Hillsdale Lake
Event admission is free, though a state park vehicle permit is necessary to enter the park. Youngsters are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. For more information, call the state park office at 785-238-3014.
Rounding out the fall season,
hosts its 33rd Prairie Long Rifles Fall Rendezvous, October 28 at Mulberry Campground. Admission to the event is free, but a vehicle entrance permit is required to enter the park. Camping and shooting events are planned. Merchants and craftsmen in character will display skills, and share goods for sale or barter. Information is available atwww.prairielongrifles.com Also at Kanopolis, a North American Trail Ride Conference competitive trail ride will be held October 26- October 29, at Rockin’K Campground, Multi-Use Trails and Rockin’K Shelter. For more information, visit online at www.natrc.org. Kanopolis State Park