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Established Camping

Turkey Point

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Melvern Lake

Overview

Turkey Point 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 a 1 mile trail located in the campground connecting to the day-use area. 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 a 1 mile trail located in the campground connecting to the day-use area. 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, and the campground has scattered trees and some shade.

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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

Turkey Point is located in Kansas

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Osage City, Kansas, take K-170 south. Turn east onto 301st Street and continue 2 miles. Turn south onto Indian Hills Road and proceed about a mile to Turkey Point Parkway. Follow into the campground.

Address

30967 Turkey Point Parkway
Osage city, KS 66523

Coordinates

38.4986167 N
95.7897472 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Turkey Point have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Turkey Point has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Turkey Point?

Turkey Point allows vehicles up to 65 feet.

Are fires allowed at Turkey Point?

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

Does Turkey Point have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Turkey Point does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Turkey Point?

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

How hard is it to get a campsite at Turkey Point?

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 Turkey Point. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Turkey Point, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Turkey Point?

There are 49 campsites at Turkey Point and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts