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Established Camping

Arrow Rock

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Melvern Lake

Overview

Arrow Rock Campground is situated on Melvern Lake on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the area's wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and hunting. Find a virtual tour of Melvern Lake at http://www.photographyoptions.net/images/melvern/tour.html

Recreation

Melvern Lake impounds nearly 7,000 acres of water on the upper reaches of the Marais des Cygnes River Valley. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake. Anglers will find walleye, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, as well as black, striped, white and smallmouth bass. The 18,000 acres of land surrounding Melvern Lake provide plentiful hiking and hunting opportunities. Several trails wind around the lake, including the 4-mile Tallgrass Heritage Trail, which begins in the campground. Hunters may find deer, quail, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and squirrels throughout the area.

Facilities

Melvern Lake impounds nearly 7,000 acres of water on the upper reaches of the Marais des Cygnes River Valley. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake. Anglers will find walleye, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, as well as black, striped, white and smallmouth bass. The 18,000 acres of land surrounding Melvern Lake provide plentiful hiking and hunting opportunities. Several trails wind around the lake, including the 4-mile Tallgrass Heritage Trail, which begins in the campground. Hunters may find deer, quail, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and squirrels throughout the area.

Natural Features

The Flint Hills represent America's last expanse of intact tallgrass prairie, made up of big bluestem, switchgrass and Indian grass. The rolling hills on the south side of the lake are wooded, but trees and shade are more sparse within the campground.

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For local information, please call (877) 444-6777 or call (785) 549-3318 for general information.

Fee Info

Melvern Lake enforces the national no-show policy. If you do not check in with the park attendant within 24 hours of your reservation check-in time, you will be listed as a no-show, your site will be released and you will be charged $20 plus the first night's fee.

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Location

Arrow Rock is located in Kansas

Detail location of campground

Directions

From US-75, take the Olivet exit. Continue onto K-276 west for 1 mile, then turn north onto South Fairlawn Road and continue another mile. Turn west onto Arrow Rock Parkway and follow to the campground.

Address

22862 Arrow Rock Parkway
Lebo, KS 66856

Coordinates

38.4908528 N
95.7595167 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Fair

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Arrow Rock have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Arrow Rock has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Arrow Rock?

Arrow Rock allows vehicles up to 78 feet.

Are fires allowed at Arrow Rock?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Arrow Rock, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Is there cell phone reception at Arrow Rock?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is fair.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Arrow Rock?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Arrow Rock. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Arrow Rock, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Arrow Rock?

There are 43 campsites at Arrow Rock and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts