Visitor Services

Mark your calendars! Free Fishing Weekend: June 5 and 6

The first full weekend in June is free fishing weekend in the state of Kansas! Patrons do not need a fishing license during free fishing weekend, but must follow all other regulations.

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Visitor Services Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM

JCPRD permits can be purchased in-person at the Visitor Services counter, Johnson County Walmart locations, Scheels, and Bass Pro Shop. You may also purchase permits over the phone by calling 913-438-7275.  Kansas State fishing licenses can be purchased at the above retailers, as well as online at

Located inside the Shawnee Mission Park JCPRD Administration Building, Visitor Services provides patrons with the following:

  • Park maps
  • Trail guides
  • My JCPRD Activities catalog
  • JCPRD park permits (fishing, boating, archery, and metal detecting)
  • Purchase Kansas State fishing licenses
  • Orienteering course packets
  • Model rocket permits
  • Remote controlled vehicle permits