The Milford State Park is almost twenty thousand acres of land which borders the Milford Reservoir in Kansas. The park has seven campgrounds with varying levels of facilities. Some are primitive while others are fully equipped with both water and electricity. Vehicles must stay on the roads or be parked in a properly designated parking area. Off-road is off limits.
Dogs are welcome to accompany visitors to the Milford State Park but must be restrained by a leash, be tethered, or be kept inside a vehicle or suitable transportation cage. Pets are not permitted, either on-leash or off, in any of the swimming areas or public buildings unless they are service dogs doing their job.
The Milford State Park is a haven for birds and popular with photographers who flock to take their pictures particularly those of bald eagles during the winter. The reservoir is teeming with fish, and favorite catches for anglers are catfish, crappie, and bass.
Hunting is allowed in this state park, and hunters can expect to bag ducks and geese as well as wild turkey and small mammals such as squirrels and rabbit while beavers and muskrats are favorites with trappers. To enjoy outdoor activities in the Milford State Park visitors are required to purchase a permit or a Kansas State Park Passport.
Day use park and vehicle permits can be purchased at the park for $5 or online for $6. The passport can only be purchased when renewing a vehicle registration. The cost is $15.50, and the passport is valid until the next license renewal date. Annual camping permits are available for those who visit the park frequently.
They cost between $202 and $252 depending on when they are purchased and do not include any fee for utilities. The Milford State Park has a no trash policy in place. There are no trash containers anywhere in the park and all refuse, including pet poop, has to be taken away when visitors leave.