Sharps Short Stop (785)293-5293 Open 7am-7pm Mon-Sat & 8am-6pm Sun
Randolph’s home town general store for 30+ years.
Gasoline and Diesel
Groceries, Beer, Pop, Snacks
Hunting Supplies and Ammo
Fishing Supplies and Live Bait
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
General merchandise including batteries, phone charging cables, bug spray, etc.
24 Hour ATM machine beside building
Best soft serve ice cream in the county!
The North County Liquor Co. 107 Front St. (785) 293-2338
Stock your cooler with all your favorite adult beverages just a mile and a half from camp! Blackthorn campers enjoy a discount from our friends at North County! Open Mon-Fri 4:30-8pm and Sat 12-8pm.
Randolph City Park
Has a nice playground for kids and modern restroom facilities and shelter houses. 2 minutes away!
Tuttle Creek Outdoors 301 Front St. (785)293-5636
Outdoor Recreation and Adventure. Camping, Hunting and Outdoor supplies. Kayak and canoe rentals. Open Wed.-Sun. 8am-6pm
Fancy Creek Range (785)293-5886
Open the first and third full weekends of each month, every Thursday in September, October, and November, and every Sunday in October and November from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Smallbore rifle and high powered rifle, Handguns.
The Bricks 429 KS Hwy 16 Olsburg KS (785)468-3517
A fun, unique atmosphere, to enjoy burgers, drinks or pizza with the family and friends! Open Tues-Sat 3pm-Close (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Hiking and Biking Trails
16 miles of some of the best in the state of KS. 5 minutes away!
Tuttle Creek Off Road Vehicle Area
The Tuttle Creek ORV Area is located 2 miles southeast of Randolph, Kansas with access from Gardiner Road, then 1 1/2 miles east on Secrest Road. This 310-acre park is open to all motorized and non-motorized vehicles. Miles of trails with steep climbs, sharp turns, and rugged terrain await the off-road enthusiast.
Spillway Cycle Area
The Spillway Cycle Area adjoins the spillway just below the east end of Tuttle Creek Dam, with access from Dyer Road. The park is open from 9 a.m. to sunset year-round.
The Cycle Area comprises 35 acres of open and wooded terrain adjacent to the spillway. Several miles of trails range from novice-level stretches to expert hill climbs. Picnic tables, a vault toilet, and a loading ramp adjoin the entrance parking lot.
The area is open to bicycles and to all 2-, 3-, and 4-wheeled motorized vehicles with a wheelbase under 66 inches.
K-State Insect Zoo (785)380-9139
The Zoo offers an interactive experience for visitors, where they can experience the sights, sounds, and smells of live creepy crawlies, including giant cockroaches, beetles, giant walking and prickly sticks, praying mantises, and centipedes, scorpions, and tarantulas.
The Flint Hills Discovery Center (785)587-2726
Opened in April 2012, this 35,000 square foot facility immerses visitors within the wonder and beauty of the Flint Hills. Guests of all ages will enjoy exploring over 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and exciting temporary exhibitions, as well as an one-of-a-kind theater experience and prairie-inspired outdoor plazas.
Sunset Zoo (785) 587-2737
Manhattan’s wildest destination is more than just a park. Sunset Zoo is brimming with creative educational offerings and is the perfect place to host your next celebration or business meeting. The Nature Exploration Center and brilliantly landscaped grounds guarantee a unique venue. Home to over 150 animals – from anteater to zebu – Sunset Zoo offers up-close views of hyenas, cheetah, flamingos, sloth bears, tigers, leopards, and an array of primates. A visit to the Gibbon Exhibit and Exploration Asia is sure to wow! Situated on 26-acres and only a few minutes from Kansas State University, this AZA-accredited zoo hosts a variety of special events including family favorites like Earth Day, Water Safari, and SPOOKtacular, as well as after-hours celebrations, Wine in the Wild, and Brew at the Zoo.
Kansas State University Gardens (785)532-3271
The Gardens at Kansas State University are a horticulture display garden that was established as an educational resource and learning laboratory for K-State students and the visiting public. The Gardens are a privately funded project, located on the K-State campus.
The Konza Prairie
The Konza Prairie Nature Trail is a special beloved attraction in the area. It is set on 3,487 hectare of native tallgrass prairie. The trail offers a choice of 3 loops: The Nature Trail Loop at 2.8 miles, The Kings Creek Loop at 4.6 miles, and the Godwin Hill Loop at 6.1 miles. All trails start from the same trailhead. The longer trails are extensions of the shorter trails. So you have a few options on when to loop back to the trailhead.