How to Access Fort Riley for Recreation
Recreational access is allowed in “open areas” of Fort Riley. Open areas are those areas in which potentially dangerous military training is NOT occurring on a particular day. Call 785-239-6669 to obtain a listing of the open areas for the day you wish to recreate on the fort, or visit www.fortriley.isportsman.net.
The listed open areas correspond to the area designations shown on the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Map and Regulations, which is available for free from the Environmental Division Office at 407 Pershing Court.
All individuals holding appropriate state of Kansas, federal and Fort Riley-specific permits and licenses may recreate in any open area on Fort Riley north of Vinton School Road. DOD cardholders and their guests who are accompanied by them may recreate with a firearm in any open area south of Vinton School Road, if they hold the appropriate permits.
Privately owned vehicle access to Fort Riley (including in the areas north of Vinton School Road) for recreational activities is allowed. All vehicles operated by persons entering Fort Riley for recreational purposes must register through www.fortriley.isportsman.net and have a Natural Resource Vehicle Marker in their automobile or truck. Visit www.fortriley.isportsman.net and follow the instructions. Natural Resource Vehicle Markers are free and may be picked up at the Environmental Division Office, Building 407. For more information, visit Building 407 at Fort Riley or call 785-239-6211.
Each individual participating in recreation on the post must hold appropriate state of Kansas, federal and Fort Riley-specific permits and licenses. Additionally, all firearms must be registered before being brought onto the installation. Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley must register them with their unit’s arms room. Others may register their firearms at the Provost Marshal Office or the Environmental Division Office.
When you park on Fort Riley roads, be sure to pull off the road or trail so that large military vehicles can pass. If you park on the perimeter of the installation for walk-in access, be sure to pull off the road far enough so that you and your vehicle are out of danger from passing traffic, and don’t forget to put the Natural Resource Vehicle Marker in the dash.