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.

Hunting/Fishing License for 2017

Purchase your 2017 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit and Kansas Hunting and Fish Licenses before heading to the field. The permits are valid for the 2017 calendar year. New for this year is that the 2017 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit will only be available through the Fort Riley iSportsman website by logging into the "My Account" tab.  You can then select "Acquire Permits or "Available Permits" to purchase the 2017 Fort Riley Hunting Access Permit.  You'll even save $2.50 over the previous Fort Riley Access permit due to some administrative changes made by the DPW Environmental Division.  That doesn't sound like much, but when was the last time that you've that you've heard of a hunting or fishing permit actually going down in price. 

Senior license requirements remain in effect for Kansas hunters and anglers 65-74 years of age who now need to purchase licenses at a reduced cost.  Please call the Environmental Office (785-239-6211) in regards to any questions you may have and enjoy the New Year in the field!

Recreation Area Closures Notification

All recreation users on Fort Riley should take note that Maneuver Areas A-F, H-Q and Training Areas 6, 9, 12 and 14 are scheduled to be specifically closed to all recreational activities and access January 26 thru February 19, 2017 due to military training occurring in them during those periods.  The dates they are closed have the potential to be extended as well. No recreational access will be granted to the closed areas and violators will be prosecuted.

Rainbow Trout Stocked

Moon Lake and Cameron Springs have both recently been stocked with Rainbow Trout for the 2016-17 Season.  Trout permits and a state of Kansas fishing license are required for all anglers 16-74 years of age fishing for trout from November 1 thru April 15, 2017.  The Trout permit and fishing license are valid for the calendar year and may be purchased at any state of Kansas license vender.  For additional questions please call the Environmental Office at (785) 239-6211.  Recent Fish Stockings (Click to open)

Fort Riley Access Control Point Changes (Click to open)

2016 Fort Riley Deer Fact Sheet Published (Click to open)

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.