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Camping in Kansas



About Kansas Camping

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.

Recent Reviews In Kansas

1011 Reviews of 530 Kansas Campgrounds

Brian T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Fantastic site for the active camper!

Stayed two nights at Wilson State Park on our way from Georgia to Alaska. We were so pleasantly surprised! Several campsites to choose from, each offering different (but equally beautiful) views & amenities. Tons of hiking and biking trails. We camped in November so some of the bathrooms were…

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LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021


Stayed here the allowed 5 nites & really enjoyed it. Went to the Pony Express station & museum, & was pleasantly surprised by how interesting & informative it was. You have to eat at the Wagon Wheel Cafe! Excellent food. Camping is free, but they have a donation box on the restroom…

Month of VisitDecember
Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Relaxing RV campground

Old Marina campground is mostly a RV campground, but plenty of grass behind each side for a tent.  This campground is in two areas, if you turn left as indicated by the sign you enter a loop that has numerous sites all pretty much right next to each other.  All these sites are perfectly level.  A…

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Month of VisitNovember
Dexter I.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Nice campground but lacks toilet

Hill Top Campground is a nice level open campground, appear to be fairly new.  Great spot for the RV set as all sites have electric and water hook ups as well as picnic tables and metal fire rings.  Campground sits on a high spot in the State Park and overlooks the lake.  Sites are very large and…

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Month of VisitNovember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Plain and simple flat chunk of dirt, cheap. With electric!

Evrything in the other reviews is accurate except for the water. That review was in August. I am here now in very late November. The water is turned off. But electricity and a flat spot of dirt for 10 bucks is a great deal. The only downside is there is really no view. The land is flat in all…

  • Site seven and eight. I am in sight seven. And uncovered dumpster is right across the road.
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Gregory S.
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2021

Great friendly service

Walked to our site and helped us back in. Very friendly and helpful about area things to do.

Month of VisitDecember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2021

Wonderful spot in the heartland

Have stayed here twice now and we will hopefully be able to stay there again. Cindy is a great host. And the sites are big and well spaced apart.

Month of VisitDecember
Leann V.
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2021

Beautiful and Quiet

We are traveling from AZ to SC in our 33 foot bumper pull. This park was just what we needed after 6 days of traveling and only stopping at casinos that had overnight RV parking. The lake was beautiful, the trees were still pretty full with fall foliage, and it was very quiet.

Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2021

Not a park

This is a trailer park

BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2021

sketchy entrance

I drove in the front entrance and decided I didn't want to look any further. The entrance to the RV park was marked private property no trespassing owner authorization required and a phone number so I didn't go any further. Out on the road there was a CBD shop that didn't appear to be open and a…

Month of VisitDecember
Misty B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2021

Nice and quiet

Nice quiet park with good sized gravel lots. Pet friendly and close to KC shops and stores

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Bob M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2021

Nice RV park close to downtown

I would recommend staying at the premium pull through sites the other back-in sites are rather small. I like the location it’s close to where I was working and close to downtown so lots of things to do in the area. The Wi-Fi is working well as I am working online from this location. I would…

Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

rustic but adequate

Most of the sites have a good view of Lake Perry. There is plenty of firewood to be gathered from the downed trees. Many sites have electricity and water. But the water is going to be turned off this weekend in early November. The park is usually not very busy. There are only a couple other campers…

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Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2021

Quiet and peaceful camp

Pulled in on a Monday afternoon, had many choices of sites at the waters edge. No hookups, boondocking only. No charge. Stayed through Wednesday morning. Used a Honda inverter generator just enough for the coffee maker and microwave. Loved it and will be back often.

  • Our Cabin on wheels by any Lake.
SiteLakeside, your choice
Month of VisitNovember
Doug W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2021

Good for a stop over

We stopped on the way home to Colorado. It's cheap, level and has 30 amp power and water. Cell coverage is a solid 4bar 4g LTE with Verizon.

For $10 bucks it works. We came through in November and the water was turned off. It has a bathroom but we didn't use it so I can't report on its condition.…

Month of VisitDecember

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