Check with parks before planning Memorial Day outings
PRATT — Memorial Day is just a few days away, and Kansas state park staff are gearing up for one of the busiest weekends of the year. State parks are great places to camp, boat, fish, swim, and just enjoy the outdoors, but if that isn't enough, you'll find a special event you won't want to miss. In addition to these events offered throughout the summer months, many parks plan special events over Memorial Day weekend. Events are diverse and may include anything from a marathon race to boating courses and equestrian rides. Many are educational, and all make visiting Kansas state parks more enjoyable.
Spring storms can impact conditions, so it’s a good idea to check with parks before travelling. As of May 25, all parks were fully operational, but storms, such as the one that recently caused minor damage at Eisenhower State Park, can pop up at any time and cause damage or limit services. Park goers should be aware of this and watch the weather. But Eisenhower, like all other parks in the state, will be open for business Memorial Day weekend.
For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the "Event Calendar" on the State Parks page of the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Telephone numbers of all state parks offices may also be found on the KDWP website. Click "State Parks" at the top of the page, then "Locations" in the left-hand column. A short conversation with local park staff will provide information on campsite availability, park conditions, current visitation rates, and answers to other questions.