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Camping Kansas

When you think of Kansas, forget about flat. There’s a world of unexpected outdoor adventures waiting for you in the heart of America. Camping in Kansas brings you closer to world-class hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and the ability to enjoy a sunset over the plains. With twenty-six state parks, multiple lakes, and an abundance of trails and wildlife, camping in Kansas is sure to surprise you.

The scenic Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge lies in the broad, flat, and beautiful Neosho River Valley. It’s the country’s largest remaining tract of tallgrass, complete with captivating wildflowers and a nearly endless horizon. El Dorado State Park is situated conveniently at the edge of the Flint Hills and perfect for camping nearby. A destination for boating, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing, the hills make camping in Kansas as fun-packed as it is gorgeous.

For water lovers, there are a handful of public camping areas near the Kansas River Trail, as well as sandbars welcome to campers scattered along the way. Cyclists and hikers will love camping in Kansas for the numerous trails winding through Kansas River State Park’s breathtaking oak-hickory forest. Plus, you can access the Kansas River (also known as Kaw River) from a boat ramp for canoeing, kayaking, and other small watercraft.

If you’re looking for fresh air, awe-inspiring views, and crystal water, Kansas may have just the right thing. With tall grass, stretching fields, and open skies, the Sunflower State is perfect for those who love trail exploration, wildlife, and even archery! From the Flint Hills to the Kansas River and everything in between, camping in Kansas is perfect for a picturesque and peaceful getaway.

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Recent Reviews in Kansas
Family camping

Can definitely get busy but good for family camping. Playground is in the middle and there's a great dock and beach. Views of the lake are fantastic. Just not the best spot if you're wanting peace, quiet, solitude, etc. Nice place though and this was during COVID….

Peaceful with good views

Ellis RV park is located in the town center, there is a river that runs through. They have a dump station but not at your site. There is a little train that you can ride with a tour.

Nice small campground

Located in a small town, it is a pretty local park. Next to a pond and a golf court.

Great campsite

Great campsite. Plenty of space for tents and other activities and very close to water

Nice and quiet!

Clean campground, nice and quiet! Littlw disappointed with no true waterfront access.

Secluded but windy

Nice spots around a pretty lake. I got there around 7 pm and there were only a couple trucks there for fishing, but more people pulled in later on. It seemed like each spot had their own picnic table and fire pit. You were far enough away from any neighbors that you had enough privacy. I stayed toward the back of the lake, but there is a bathroom closer to the entrance. Only down side was there was a lot of trash on the shoreline of the lake

Dangerous!! No Park rangers!!

First time at this lake can't read any signs no park rangers around we broke down took 5 hours to get any help from the park ranger my friend from Derby had already drove all the way with his boat to get us out of trouble overcharged his $40 for a stinking tent and an electrical outlet… Then they take reservations so you will never find a place at this lake should be first come first serve… I broke my hand and cut my head open because there's no signs there's no help there's no phone number you can call and get any help it sends you to the county office very dangerous to go to this lake you're going to destroy your equipment too there's so many rocks in this lake your prop will be destroyed I promise you that!!!

Secluded but windy

Nice spots around a pretty lake. I got there around 7 pm and there were only a couple trucks there for fishing, but more people pulled in later on. It seemed like each spot had their own picnic table and fire pit. You were far enough away from any neighbors that you had enough privacy. I stayed toward the back of the lake, but there is a bathroom closer to the entrance. Only down side was there was a lot of trash on the shoreline of the lake

Truly A Hidden Gem

This was our second time camping here and we loved it just as much as the first! We stayed on Wheatgrass loop site #57. The sites are huge! This back-in site was easily 50-60ft long. Water and electric hookups were conveniently located and the site was mostly level side to side. And that view! chefs kiss

Now for the downsides, and this isn’t something to fault the park for, but more of a campground etiquette thing: because this site is on the way to both the nearby beach and the trash dumpsters, other campers were constantly walking through our site. Something to be mindful of if you decide to camp on this loop, but it wouldn’t stop me from camping here. We will definitely be back!!

Fishing hole

According to a guy I talked to, the whole loop was closed last year and it shows. Almost every site had a lot of debris (just leaves and rotted wood) which I think led to there being a lot of ticks. No one was there so it was super quiet. I think it would be a great spot if it was cleaned up. Sites are decently spread out, some are unique and hidden and some have paths down to the lake for fishing which is cool. Close to the boat ramp.