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.

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Elk Applications Online

The application deadline for limited elk permits is July 13, 2018.  Kansas residents may apply online at ksoutdoors.com for one of 12 Either-species Elk permits and 15 Antlerless-only Elk permits allocated for Unit 2a (Fort Riley).  Individuals who do not wish to hunt this year may purchase a preference point that will count toward a bonus point for future year limited elk permits. 

Elk permit applications are $12.81.  Successful applicants will be notified by mail and the permit fee will be collected. Unsuccessful applicants will automatically receive a bonus point.  Anyone who receives a limited Either-sex Elk permit is not eligible to apply again.  Anyone who receives a limited Antlerless-only Elk permit may not apply again for a five-year period.  Applicants may view drawing results online at ksoutdoors.com two to four weeks after the application deadline.

2018 Fort Riley Deer Season Fact Sheet Released (Click to open)

Channel Catfish Stocked!

It's time to get out of the house and enjoy the weather!  Channel Catfish stockings have began for the 2018 season.  Approximately 11,000 pounds of catfish will be stocked in Fort Riley's managed waters throughout the Spring and Summer months.  Don't forget to have a Kansas Fishing license, unless exempt.  To find out more visit the Fishing page or check out our pond stocking sheet (click here).

2018 Fort Riley Spring Turkey Season Fact Sheet Released (Click to open)

2018-19 Fort Riley iSportsman Permit Renewal Available

The 2018-19 Fort Riley iSportsman permit can now be renewed online free of charge.  Please go to the “My Account” tab on the website and log into your account.  Once logged in, go to the “My Safety Briefs” tab and the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Briefing will be available to select.  All individuals renewing or setting up new accounts will watch a 6 minute Recreational Overview video. Once complete, be sure to add the free permit to your “Cart” and 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 Environmental Office at 785-239-6211.

Hunting/Fishing Licenses for 2018

Get a head start on the New Year and purchase your 2018 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit and Kansas Hunting and Fishing Licenses at any time. The 2018 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit can only be purchased through this website and will be valid for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018. That can be accomplished by logging into the "My Account" tab.  You can then select "Acquire Permits or "Available Permits" to purchase the 2018 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit or a Fort Riley Fuelwood Permit

Kansas licenses will now be valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.  Senior license requirements remain in effect for Kansas hunters and anglers 65-74 years of age at a reduced cost.  Enjoy the New Year in the field! If you have any questions that aren't addressed by the information on this website, 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.

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