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.

News Releases:

Channel Catfish to be stocked in Fort Riley ponds and lakes throughout the summer!

If you need to get out of the house or are looking for some outdoor fun, look no further than the 29 ponds and lakes found throughout Fort Riley.  5,000 pounds of catfish have already been stocked and there will be more stockings throughout the summer months.  To find out more visit the Fishing page or check out our pond stocking sheet (click here).

Environmental Office currently not selling state of Kansas hunting & fishing licenses

Fort Riley does not currently provide a customer service representative full-time at our office and no longer sells Kansas Hunting & Fishing licenses and permits.  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 is 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.

2017 State of Kansas Changes 

Changes in policy now require State of Kansas Turkey Permits to be purchased through a license vendor and will no longer be available over the internet for the 2017 Spring Season.  Kansas hunting and fishing licenses may still be purchased over the internet however, here:

2017 Fort Riley Spring Turkey Fact Sheet Published (Click to open)

The 2017 Fort Riley Spring Turkey Briefing and permit is available online free of charge.  Please go 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 2017 Spring Turkey Briefing will be available to select. 

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

2017-18 Fort Riley iSportsman Permit Renewal Available

The 2017-18 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 2017 Outdoor Recreation Briefing will be available to select.  All individuals renewing or setting up new accounts will watch an 11 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.

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