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.
Fort Riley Archery Deer Hunting Permits will be issued first come, first served at the Fort Riley Environmental Division Office (BLDG 407) from 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 pm Saturday, 18 August to a maximum of 200 hunters who are NOT Active Duty Military personnel stationed at Fort Riley. If any of those 200 permits are still available after that time, they will be issued at time(s) listed on this web page beginning 20 August. To expedite issuance of your permit, we encourage you to complete your 2018-19 Outdoor Recreation Briefing and have your free of charge 2018-19 iSportsman permit populated to your account before coming to the Environmental Office. NOTE: There is no limit on the number of Archery permits available for Active Duty Military personnel stationed at Fort Riley, and those personnel may obtain them at this web page beginning 20 August. There is also no limit on the number of Firearms permits available for all individuals, Active Duty and otherwise. They may also be obtained at this web page beginning 20 August. *Please also take note of the closures forecasted for this Fall listed below.
Recreation Areas Closures Notification (Attention Fall Hunters)
All recreation users of Fort Riley should take note that Maneuver Areas A, B, D, E, H, J, K, L, M, N, O, P & Q are scheduled to be closed to ALL recreational activities and access October 27 - November 21 and November 26 - December 18 due to scheduled military training. The dates they are closed have the potential to be extended. No recreational access will be granted to the closed areas and violators will be prosecuted. Maneuver Areas C, F and I will only be accessible by walk-in traffic from adjacent County roads when 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).
2018-19 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
The 2018 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 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.