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Saturday, June 30, 2012
INDEPENDENCE DAY TO LAUNCH JULY STATE PARK EVENTS
Fireworks, fishing tournaments, poker runs headline July events PRATT — As mid-summer nears, many Kansans look forward to Independence Day weekend — July 7-8 this year — and most park facilities should be ready for Fourth of July celebrations a few days after the actual holiday. These events highlight July at Kansas state parks, but other events are planned throughout the month. Many events are educational, and all make park visits more fun. Current dry, hot, windy weather increases the danger of grassfires. Check with local park offices for information on potential burn bans that may be in place.
For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the "Event Calendar" on the "State Parks" page of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) website, ksoutdoors.com. Telephone numbers of all state parks offices may be found on the KDWPT website. Click "State Parks" at the top of the page, then "Locations" in the left-hand column.
The following is a list of Kansas state park events for July:
June 30-July 1 — individual fireworks at Lovewell State Park’s Pioneer Campground;
July 1 — Kansas Bass Federation Dream Team Fishing Tournament at Wilson State Park;
July 1 — Saddle Ridge Trail Riders at Hillsdale State Park;
July 2 — Fourth of July Celebration at Crawford State Park;
July 4 — Fourth of July Celebration at Prairie Dog State Park;
July 7 — Bash on the Beach at Meade State Park;
July 7 — Kanopolis Tower Harbor Marina Fireworks at Kanopolis State Park;
July 7 —Waconda Volleyball Tournament at Glen Elder State Park;
July 7 — volunteer trail workday at Clinton State Park;
July 7 — vintage boat show at Kanopolis State Park;
July 7 — Wilson Lake Area Association Boat Poker Run at Wilson State Park;
July 7 — firework display at Wilson State Park;
July 15 — sand castle contest at Lovewell State Park;
July 21 — Hays Bass Anglers Association Fishing Tournament at Wilson State Park;
July 21-22 — 2nd Annual Waconda Springs Indian Festival at Glen Elder State Park;
July 21 — Central Kansas Yacht Club Boat Poker Run at Kanopolis State Park; and
July 22 — Buddy Bass and Walleye Fishing Tournament at Hillsdale State Park.