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Free Park Day

TOMORROW THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM (KDWPT) WILL HOLD AN “OPEN HOUSE” AT ALL STATE PARKS FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M., WITH FREE PARK ENTRANCE. TO HIGHLIGHT THE EVENT, VISITORS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER A STATEWIDE DRAWING TO WIN A FREE ONE-NIGHT STAY AT A STATE PARK OR PUBLIC LANDS CABIN OF THEIR CHOICE. (THE FREE ONE-NIGHT STAY MUST BE USED IN 2012 AND IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE DRAWING. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO ENTER. THE FREE NIGHT MAY BE USED FOR A SINGLE NIGHT OR TO EXTEND A PAID CABIN RESERVATION FOR ANOTHER NIGHT.) ALSO DURING THE OPEN HOUSE, PARK USERS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW OFF-SEASON PERMIT PRICES. MARCH 31 IS THE LAST DAY ANNUAL CAMPING PERMITS AND ANNUAL VEHICLE PERMITS ARE PRICED AT OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS. ON APRIL 1, THE PRICES INCREASE TO THEIR REGULAR PRIME-SEASON LEVELS. ANNUAL PARK PERMITS MAY BE PURCHASED AND CABIN OR CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS MADE AT THIS TIME, AS WELL. THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK WILL SERVE REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK, EAGLE VIEW CABIN AND CEDAR CREST CABIN WILL BE OPEN FROM 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M., AND THE HILLMAN SCHOOL TOUR WILL BE AT 4 P.M.