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.

News Releases:

Environmental Office currently not selling state of KS hunting & fishing licenses

Fort Riley does not currently provide a customer service representative full-time at our office and no longer sells Kansas Hunting & Fishing licenses and permits.  We do have a computer available for iSportsman registration/access, as well as maps and other publications available.  Kansas licenses and permits can be purchased on Fort Riley at the Post Exchange, and the Fort Riley Hunting Permit is now sold through this website (click on "My Account" above).  To have any questions that aren't addressed by the information on this website answered, please see the information available on the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism's website or call 785-239-6211 and leave a message.  A member of our staff will return your call within three business days.

2017 State of Kansas Changes 

Changes in policy now require State of Kansas Deer and Turkey Permits to be purchased through a license vendor and will no longer be available over the internet.  Kansas hunting and fishing licenses may still be purchased over the internet however, here:

Transition to the new state of Kansas license machines has several local vendors still not able to sell the licenses/permits.  Available locations that currently have license machines operational are: KDWPT Milford and Tuttle Creek State Park Ofiices, Bj's 66 on Highway 77, JC Walmart.  The Post Exchange, Geary County Clerk's Office and Walmart store in Manhattan are not currently operational.

2017 Fort Riley Spring Turkey Fact Sheet Published (Click to open)

The 2017 Fort Riley Spring Turkey Briefing and permit is available online free of charge.  Please go the “My Account” tab on the website and then log yourself into your account.  Once logged in, go to the “My Safety Briefs” tab and the 2017 Spring Turkey Briefing will be available to select. 

2017 Fort Riley Pre-Deer Season Fact Sheet (Click to open)

2017-18 Fort Riley iSportsman Permit Renewal Available

The 2017-18 Fort Riley iSportsman permit can now be renewed online free of charge.  Please go to the “My Account” tab on the website and then log yourself into your account.  Once logged in, go to the “My Safety Briefs” tab and the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Briefing will be available to select.  All individuals renewing or setting up new accounts will watch an 11 minute Recreational Overview video prior to adding the free permit to their account.  When completed with the video be sure to add the permit to your “Cart” and then complete the checkout session in order for the permit to be added to your account.  For technical difficulties or general questions, please contact the Fort Riley Conservation Office at 785-239-6211.

Hunting/Fishing License for 2017

Purchase your 2017 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit and Kansas Hunting and Fish Licenses before heading to the field. The permits are valid for the 2017 calendar year. New for this year is that the 2017 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit will only be available through the Fort Riley iSportsman website by logging into the "My Account" tab.  You can then select "Acquire Permits or "Available Permits" to purchase the 2017 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit.  You'll even save $2.50 over the previous Fort Riley Access permit due to some administrative changes made by the DPW Environmental Division.  That doesn't sound like much, but when was the last time that you've heard of a hunting or fishing permit actually going down in price. 

Senior license requirements remain in effect for Kansas hunters and anglers 65-74 years of age who now need to purchase licenses at a reduced cost.  Please call the Environmental Office (785-239-6211) in regards to any questions you may have and enjoy the New Year in the field!

Rainbow Trout Stocked

Moon Lake and Cameron Springs have both recently been stocked with Rainbow Trout for the 2016-17 Season.  Trout permits and a state of Kansas fishing license are required for all anglers 16-74 years of age fishing for trout from November 1 thru April 15, 2017.  The Trout permit and fishing license are valid for the calendar year and may be purchased at any state of Kansas license vender.  For additional questions please call the Environmental Office at (785) 239-6211.  Recent Fish Stockings (Click to open)

Real ID Act Affects Visitors to Fort Riley (Click to open)