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.  


    by Fort Riley Conservation | Dec 22, 2014
    Hunters and Anglers please take note that before heading to the field in 2015 to make sure you check your licenses and permits in that they are valid in the New Year.  State of Kansas Hunting and Fishing licenses, as well as the Fort Riley Access Permit are only valid through December 31, 2014.  A reminder that senior license requirements are also in effect for hunters and anglers 65-74 years of age who can purchase Hunting and Fishing licenses at a reduced cost.  The 2015 licenses went on sale December 15th and can be purchased from the Environmental Office.  Please call the office (785-239-6211) in regards to any questions you may have and enjoy the New Year in the field!
  • Cameron Springs Pond Opened

    by Fort Riley Conservation | Aug 11, 2014
    Cameron Springs pond has been opened back up for recreational access.  Please do not drive on any area that was hydroseeded.  The first load of Rainbow Trout has already been stocked for the winter.
  • Breakneck Lake Access Update

    by Fort Riley Conservation | Aug 08, 2014
    Due to construction, access to Breakneck Lake will be altered until further notice.  Directions for accessing Breakneck Lake can be viewed in the PDF below.

Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, Conservation Branch
Building 407, Pershing Court                                                                               Office Hours
Fort Riley, KS 66442                                                                                            Monday-Friday
Telephone: 785-239-6211                                                                                     7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open Areas Hotline (24 Hours): 785-239-6669                                                    Except Closed on:
Report Violators @ 785-239-6767                                                                       Jan. 1, 2, 16, 19, 30
Emergency: 911