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:

Apply for Kansas Unit 2 Elk Permits (Fort Riley Elk Herd) now thru June 14th

All applications will need to be submitted thru the online application process here.  Applicants must apply online from May 14 thru June 14, 2019 or apply by telephone at (620) 672-0728.  The fee to apply for an elk permit or purchase a bonus point is $12.81 via KDWPT.  Military permits are only available for Active Duty military personnel stationed at Fort Riley.  All other elgible persons must apply for general permits.  There are 12 Either-Sex Permits available along with 15 Antlerless Only Permits this season.

2019-20 Fort Riley iSportsman Permit Renewal

The 2019-20 Fort Riley iSportsman permit must be renewed online free of charge before recreating in the field after January 31.  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 2019 Outdoor Recreation Briefing will be available to select.  All individuals renewing or setting up new accounts will watch a 7 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.

Channel Catfish Stockings over the Spring & Summer Months!

If you need to get out of the house or the kids nees a break from their digital devices, look no further than fishing for Channel Catfish at Fort Riley’s ponds and lakes this Spring and Summer!  Approximately 11,000 pounds of catfish will be stocked throughout the season.  Don’t forget to have a Kansas Fishing license, if required.  To find out more visit the Fishing page or check out our pond stocking sheet.

2019 Spring Turkey & Pre-Deer Season Fact Sheets Released

The 2019 Fort Riley Spring Turkey and Pre-Deer Season (updated with revision) Fact Sheets have been released and are available by clicking here.

Fort Riley Regulation 210-15 Revision

FR 210-15, The Installation Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Outdoor Recreation Regulation was revised on August 15, 2018.  The summary of changes can be read by clicking here.  The full regulation can be found on the regulations page.  Fort Riley will begin implementation of the fee waiver changes beginning January 1, 2019 for E1-E4 and WTB Purple Heart (no longer being exempt from the Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit).

Hunting/Fishing Licenses & Fort Riley Fuelwood Permits for 2019

The 2019 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit can only be purchased through this website. That can be accomplished by logging into the "My Account" tab.  You can then select "Acquire Permits or "Available Permits" to purchase the 2019 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)