Coffey County Outdoor Kansas for Kids is a family weekend adventure!
Outdoor Kansas for Kids
September 9 & 10, 2017
(Second weekend in September)
Riverside West Campgrounds
John Redmond Reservoir
O.K. Kids stands for Outdoor Kansas for Kids. The Kansas Wildscape Foundation and a group of national and local sponsors have made this an annual event throughout the State of Kansas where local communities and park and recreation agencies are encouraged to provide fun and entertaining outdoor events to help give kids a better appreciation of the outdoors.
Canoeing on the old Neosho ChannelIn Coffey County, Kansas, we’ve made it a whole weekend of fun at John Redmond Reservoir Riverside West campgrounds.
Camp, Play, & Enjoy the Great Outdoors
The Coffey County event includes free camping (tent or RV) for the event weekend. Event campers are required to reserve a campsite via phone or email-see Camping page for info. You don’t have to camp to come and enjoy a day of outdoor fun. Day parking area available for event go-ers coming just for the day.
Saturday’s activities start, rain or shine, at 8:15 am with the catch and release fishing tourney at New Strawn City Lake. Registration begins at 8:15 am; the tourney begins at 9:00 (ends at 10:30 am).
Back at Riverside West, shuttle service from the day parking area begins. Free lunch at Shelter #6 (hot dogs & chips) is followed by our ongoing activities for the day.
Free BBQ supper at 5:30 is followed by the dessert cook-off contest then hayrack rides and movie & popcorn and finally, quite time (about 10:30 pm).
Sunday starts with a free breakfast served hot and fresh 8:00 to 9:30 am followed by a worship service (9:00 am) that concludes the “free for all” weekend!–yes! come back for a great breakfast Sunday morning even if you don’t camp overnight!