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Milford State Park, KS

Photo: Milford State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 17 2015   Later Dates


Milford State Park is a 1,084-acre multipurpose recreation area located at the southeast end of Milford Reservoir. The park comprises 7 campgrounds with 91 electric and water hook-ups, 51 electric, water, and sewer hook-ups, 92 primitive campsites, and ten cabins. Fees required for the state park include vehicle permits, camping and utility permits, special event permits, and reservation fees. Permits may be purchased at the Milford State Park Office, Gatehouse, Self-Pay station, or camphost.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jet Skiing
  • Laundry
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Marina
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Reservoir
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Sail Boating
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Swimming, Park Lake
  • Swimming, Reservoir
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails - Mountain Bike
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking, Difficult
  • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River / Stream
  • Golf
  • Golfing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Hunting
Within 10 Miles
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Motel
  • Nature Center
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming - Pool
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
Alerts and Important Information
Milford State Park Office Hours:
Milford State Park is open Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. and holiday weekends throughout the summer months.
The Gatehouse is available during the peak season for permit purchases.
Pets and pet carriers are not allowed inside or on the porches of cabins, unless staying in the Big Oak Bungalow Cabin, which is designated as pet-friendly. Pet Friendly Fee of $50.00 is due at least 48 hours PRIOR to check-in, if bringing a pet. You may contact the office at 785-238-3014 and we will be glad to assit you.
Subject to regulations and posted notices, any individual over 21 may possess, consume, or drink alcoholic liquor. Kegs and party balls are strictly prohibited.
Any motorized vehicles (gas or electric) operated within state parks must be registered (having a license plate) and must purchase and display a valid state park vehicle permit. Electric and gas powered scooters and skateboards cannot be operated in the state park. ATV use is prohibited.
Camping is allowed only in designated areas and is subject to restrictions as posted. All campers and camping units are limited to a stay of not more than 14 consecutive days although a 14-day extension may be obtained with written permission from the park manager. A five-day absence is required before returning to the park to camp again. Any property left unused or unoccupied for 48 hours is subject to removal. Only one camper/RV per utility site is allowed.
Fires are allowed in fireplaces, fire rings, and cooking grills only. Fires must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the area.
Swimming is allowed in designated areas. Liquor and beer are prohibited on swimming beaches or in waters designated by buoys or other markers as swimming areas. For other beverages, only shatterproof containers are allowed.
Pets must always be restrained by a camper, cage, hand-held leash, or tethered chain no longer than 10 feet. They are not allowed on swimming beaches or swimming areas that are marked by buoys or other markers or in public buildings or structures. Dogs participating in authorized activities or assisting the visually or hearing impaired are not subject to these restrictions.
Fishing is prohibited on boat ramps, courtesy docks, swimming beaches, and in swimming areas marked with buoys. In state parks, fish may only be cleaned at designated fish cleaning stations or other locations as posted.
Fireworks are prohibited.
Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Actions which alarm, anger, or disturb others are prohibited. Generators can not be used during quiet hours. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the park.
Firearms may only be discharged in areas specifically designated for hunting or target practice
All litter must be disposed of in the provided trashbins. Where no bins are provided, patrons must carry their trash out with them.
DUMPING OF GREY WATER IS PROHIBITED. Grey water must be disposed of at dump stations.
Trails are open during daylight hours only. No camping, fires, or motorized vehicles are allowed on trails. Please use caution when crossing roadways.
** Information in this brochure has been prepared as a guide, not a complete list of regulations. Complete regulations may also be viewed and printed online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/regulations. **

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.10667, -96.89972
39°6'24"N, 96°53'59"W

From Interstate 70:
Take exit 295 to northbound US 77. Continue northbound on US 77 till you reach the intersection of US 77 and K-57. Turn westbound onto K-57 and merge into the right hand lane. Travel K-57 across the dam. After crossing the dam, take the second left to the state park entrance.

From southbound Hwy 77:
Exit onto westbound Hwy K-57 after mile marker 161. The state park entrance will be on the right, around the 2 mile marker.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Milford State Park
3612 State Park Road
Milford KS 66514

Phone Number:

Information: (785)238-3014

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Sponsored by The Milford Friends Group, Milford Nature Center, and Milford State Park. Educational programs and live viewings of eagles will be put on throughout the day. Event times will be announced in the near future. For more information on the program you may contact the Milford Nature Center at (785) 238-5323 or Milford State Park at (785) 238-3014. from Jan 15 2011 to Jan 16 2011
  • At the end of July each year, the MIlford Friends Group puts on a Bluegrass Festival at the State Park. The times for this event will be announced shortly. The event usually begins early Friday evening and runs through Saturday night. from Jul 29 2011 to Jul 30 2011
  • Extreme Outdoor Water Festival on Aug 20 2011
  • Monster Myths by Moonlight held on the second weekend of October every year from Oct 15 2011 to Oct 16 2011