Fort Riley - Conservation

Welcome to Fort Riley, Kansas

The Fort Riley Military Reservation is located in northeast Kansas between Manhattan and Junction City on the northern edge of the Flint Hills Region. About 71,000 of the installation's 101,000 acres are managed for multiple use. The installation's primary mission is to be a Warfighting Center for America's army. But, it also provides an area where a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities can be pursued by both military personnel and the general public. Pursuits include hunting choices from big game to mushrooms, or recreational activities like mountain biking and bird watching. Regardless of whether you are hunting with a gun or a camera, or are hiking, horseback riding, or picnicking, there are certain procedures that you must follow when you use the installation for recreation. The restrictions have been established to ensure that neither the installation's mission nor your safety is jeopardized by your use of the installation for recreation. This site was developed to allow recreational users to gather information on all available opportunities and the regulations which correspond.  Navigate the site to learn about the rules and all Fort Riley has to offer.  

  • 2014 Pre-Deer Season Fact Sheet Released

    by Fort Riley Conservation | Apr 09, 2014
    The 2014 Fort Riley Pre-Deer Season Fact Sheet has been posted here:
    Please contact the Fort Riley Conservation office with any questions you may have at 785-239-6211.
  • Fort Riley Kid's Fishing Day, Saturday, April 19th

    by Fort Riley Conservation | Apr 09, 2014
    There will be a Kid's Fishing Day Saturday, April 19th at Moon Lake from 1200 to 1600 (Come and go as you please).  Kids of all ages are invited with or without past fishing experience.  Volunteers will be present to help throughout the morning.  Drinks, hotdogs, bait, tackle and tackle boxes will be free to all participating kids.  Poles will be available to loan for those that don't have them.  Youth 16 and older will need to have a state of Kansas fishing license in order to participate.  Please call the Conservation Office with additional questions, 785-239-6211.
  • Channel Catfish Recently Stocked in Fort Riley Ponds!

    by Fort Riley Conservation | Mar 24, 2014
    2,200 pounds of channel catfish were stocked in four different installation ponds the week of March 17th.  We have the 2014 Fish Stocking schedule posted, as well as the Fort Riley fishing brochure that depicts what species we manage for in each of the 29 ponds on Fort Riley here:  For additional questions you can contact the Fort Riley Conservation Office at 785-239-6211. 
Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, Conservation Branch
Building 407, Pershing Court
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Telephone: 785-239-6211
Open Areas Hotline (24 Hours): 785-239-6669
Report Violators @ 785-239-6767
Emergency: 911