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State Park Open House

TOMORROW, THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM WILL HOST A FREE ENTRANCE DAY AND OPEN HOUSES AT ALL STATE PARKS.  VISITORS ALSO WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A VARIETY OF EVENTS AT MOST PARKS.  DURING THE OPEN HOUSES, PARK USERS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW OFF-SEASON CAMPING PERMIT PRICES.  MARCH 31 IS THE LAST DAY ANNUAL CAMPING PERMITS ARE PRICED AT OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS.  ON APRIL 1, THE PRICES INCREASE TO THEIR REGULAR PRIME-SEASON LEVELS.  VISITORS CAN PURCHASE ANNUAL CAMPING PERMITS AND MAKE CABIN OR CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS DURING THE OPEN HOUSES, AS WELL.  KANSAS MOTOR VEHICLE OWNERS CAN NOW BUY AN ANNUAL PARK VEHICLE PERMIT AS PART OF THEIR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PROCESS.  THE PERMIT – CALLED A KANSAS STATE PARKS PASSPORT – WILL COST $15.00 (COUNTY TREASURERS CAN ELECT TO ADD A $0.50 SERVICE FEE). THIS LOWER-PRICE, NON-TRANSFERABLE PERMIT WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY DURING THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION PROCESS AT A MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION OFFICE, THROUGH THE ONLINE VEHICLE REGISTRATION SITE OR WHEN REGISTERING BY MAIL.  THE KANSAS STATE PARKS PASSPORT WILL EXPIRE WHEN THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION EXPIRES A YEAR LATER. PARK ENTRY IS FREE TOMORROW, BUT PERSONS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BUY AN ANNUAL PARK PERMIT BEFORE THEY REGISTER THEIR VEHICLES CAN DO SO.  AT THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK, OPEN HOUSE OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. CABIN TOURS 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM AND ADOBE TOURS 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM