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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Rainbow Trout Season Open!

If you need to get out of the house or are looking for some outdoor fun, look no further than fishing for Rainbow Trout at Cameron Springs Pond and Moon Lake over the Fall and Winter months on Fort Riley.  Approximately 8,400 trout will be stocked throughout the season which opened November 1st and runs thru April 15, 2018.  Don't forget to have a Kansas Fishing license and Kansas Trout Permit.  To find out more visit the Fishing page or check out our pond stocking sheet (click here).

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

2017 Fort Riley Deer Permits Available Online

2017 Fort Riley Deer Permits are available 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 "Deer Safety Briefing and Quiz" will be available for you to select.  All individuals need to renew this Safety Brief each year if they are Deer hunting on Fort Riley.  Once the 11 minute Deer Briefing Overview video is complete you can add the free permit to your 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 Deer permit specifications or additional questions regarding the 2017 Deer Season on Fort Riley please click on the fact sheet above.

Environmental Office currently not selling state of Kansas hunting & fishing licenses, however Fort Riley Hunting Permits and Fuelwood permits can now be purchased through this website

The Fort Riley Environmental Office no longer sells state of Kansas hunting and fishing licenses and does not currently provide a customer service representative full-time.  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 and Fort Riley Fuelwood Permit are now sold through this website (click on "My Account" above and click on "Acquire Permits" or "Available Permits").  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.

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