Tuttle Creek State Park News
The park office is closed from Thursday, November 28 thru Sunday, Dec. 1.
Office Hours / Open Facilities
Park office is open 8am to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday. At other times please use the self-pay stations. Park facilities are closed down to the winter facilities. Electric is on at all campsites, a few sites in River Pond have water, one flush toilet building in River Pond, the archery range and fancy creek ranges are open during the winter, boat ramps are open, vault toilet buildings are open and all cabins are open for the winter.
The lake is 5 feet above CONSERVATION POOL. The current release is 600 cfs.
Cabin Reservation Update
Eleven cabins are available for rental. To reserve any Tuttle Creek cabins, contact the park office at 785-539-7941 or go to the KDWPT website www.ksoutdoors.com and reservations or go to www.reserveamerica.com
Beginning in 2013, park visitors with Kansas Tags can purchase a state park permit for their vehicle when they renew their car tags. The cost for the park pass is $15.50 and good until tags renew again. If people choose not to purchase it in this fashion, they still can purchase an annual permit at the park and it is $25.00 and good for calendar year, or a daily permit at $5. Senior or disabled individuals can purchase an annual at park office for calendar year for $13.75.
Long term campsites are available, contact the park office for more information. Firewood is available by asking the park office or at gatehouses. Bagged ice is available at the campstore, office and gatehouses at River Pond. Both items are supplied by the Friends Group.
All water is open for fishing.
A state park vehicle permit is required anytime while using a state park. Trout season starts November 1, 2013 at Willow Lake.
Fancy Creek Range
The range is open every first and third full weekends of the month, plus the fourth Thursday. Hours of operation is 10AM until 4PM. Certified Range Masters are present to ensure safe operations. A user fee is required to use the range in addition to state park vehicle permits. Contact the park office for more details. Construction of the 50 meter range is complete.
The latest addition to the range has been a Youth archery range. It is available to youth under 16. The Luke Nihart Family Archery Range opened August 28, 2010. During the winter, the range is reduced to 4 target bags to extend their life. Upon request all bags would be put out if needed. The range is located in the River Pond Area. Special rules apply and consist of:
- No broadheads allowed on the range
- No crossbows allowed on the range
- Facility is open during daylight hours only
- All arrows must be released from the firing line
- Archers must shoot at the target which coincides with the correct yard range firing line.
- No alcohol or drug usage allowed in the archery range.
- Arrows cannot be released while anyone is down range.
- There is no special usage fee, but a Kansas State Park vehicle permit is required.
Todd J. Lovin, Park Manager