Fort Riley - Conservation

Open Areas
The Army's mission and your safety are the top priorities on Fort Riley.  Certain portions of the post can be periodically closed for training or management purposes.  Designated areas of the installation are also closed to specific types of activities.  It is the responsibility of each recreationist to check the current Open Areas.  View the file below or call the Open Areas Hotline (785-239-6669) 24 hours a day to obtain the current open areas. The Open Areas coincide with the latest version of the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation and Regulation Map. The maps can be picked up at any of the information stations located across the installation, the Environmental Office or on the maps page on the website.
If the Open Areas Document is not current please call the Open Areas hotline phone number at 785-239-6669.
                                                                
 Monday, Nov. 24 - Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
 DATE  OPEN PRAIRIE CHICKEN AREAS
Nov.24-26 & Dec. 1  None
Nov.27-30   A-Q
DATE   OPEN DOD ID CARD HOLDERS ONLY DEER FIREARMS SEASON (Hunters must check-in and check-out using the automated system each day they enter the field, as well as entering any harvest during the check-out session.  Hunters will be allowed to check-in and check-out into different management areas during the same day through the automated system.
Nov. 28-30   Muzzleloader & shotgun w/slug areas: 2A-18A, 1-24; B, C, E, F, I, L, M, P
Nov. 28-30   Muzzleloader, shotgun w/slug, & centerfire rifle areas: A, D, G, H, J, K, N, O, Q 
DATE OPEN RIFLE HUNTINGAREAS (elk hunting, e.g) 
Nov. 24   A, C-E, G, I, J, L, M, N, P, Q
Nov. 25-26   A, C-G, I, J, L, M, N, P, Q
Nov. 27-30   A, C-Q
Dec. 1   A, C-G, I, J, M, N, P, Q
DATE   OPEN SHOTGUN2, ARCHERY, FISHING, FUELWOOD CUTTING, MUSHROOM & ANY RECREATION AREAS 
Nov. 24-26   2A-18A, 1-24; A-G, I, J, L, M, N, P, Q
Nov. 27-30   2A-18A, 1-24; A-Q
Dec. 1  2A-18A, 1-24; A-G, I, J, M, N, P, Q
 DATE  OPEN FURBEARER3 AREAS (Areas South of Vinton School Road)
Nov. 24   2A-18A, 4, 5, 9-11, 15, 17, 20-24
Nov.25-30   2A-18A, 4-11, 15, 17-23
Dec. 1   2A-18A, 4-9, 11, 15, 17, 20-23
1-WITH SIZE 2 OR SMALLER (EXAMPLE 6, 7 1/2, 8) SHOT
2-AREAS OPEN FOR RIFLE HUNTING ARE ALSO OPEN FOR HUNTING WITH HANDGUNS, MUZZLELOADERS, AND SHOTGUN SLUGS. 
3-RIMFIRE RIFLES & RIMFIRE HANDGUNS USING .22 CALIBER SHORT CARTRIDGES. 
 
 
 

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                                                     Nov.  27 & 28; Dec. 12, 25 & 26
Emergency: 911