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.

Recreation Areas Notification:  All recreation users on Fort Riley should take note that Maneuver Areas A, B, D, E, H, K-M and O-Q will all be specifically closed April 29 thru May 25 on Fort Riley due to military training.  Maneuver Areas C, F and I will only be accessible by walk-in traffic through the County roads.  The dates have the potential to be extended as well.  No access will be granted to the specifically closed areas and violaters will be prosecuted.

2016-17 Fort Riley iSportsman Permit Renewal Available

The 2016-17 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 2016 Outdoor Recreation Briefing will be available to select.  All individuals renewing or setting up new accounts will watch a 10 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.

2016 Fort Riley Pre-Deer Season Fact Sheet Released (Click to open)

Federal Real ID affects access to Fort Riley (Click to open)

Recent Fish Stockings (Click to open)

Access Procedures North of Vinton School Road Fact Sheet (Click to open)

Reason for Access Procedure Changes North of Vinton School Road Article (Click to open)