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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near John Day Lock and Dam, Lake Umatilla, KS (6)

    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground

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    Wilson State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    117 Photos
    159 Saves
    Wilson, Kansas

    Located right about in the heart of Kansas, approximately 60 miles west of Salina, Wilson Lake is somewhat of an anomaly among the state’s otherwise flat and featureless plains. This 9,000-acre reservoir, created by the damming of the Saline River, is surrounded by scenic cliffs and sculpted outcrops within the region’s low Smoky Hills. These hills consist of Dakota and Kiowa sandstone formations that were deposited during the Cretaceous Period. Boasting three recreation areas (Wilson Lake State Park, Minooka Park, and Lucas Park), as well as an 8,000-acre Wildlife Area, Wilson Lake offers locals and visitors ample opportunities to get outdoors for camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and wildlife watching. The year-round campgrounds at Wilson State Park feature 240 sites for tent and RV campers in two main areas: Hell Creek and Otoe. Within these areas, campsites are situated around the shores of State Park Cove and Hell Creek Cove, and many have nice views of the lake. RV campers can choose from full- or partial-hookup sites, with back-in or pull-through drives; tent campers have access to primitive sites. Most sites are open and exposed. All are equipped with picnic tables and cooking grills, and have access to water faucets, flush and vault toilets, showers, and cooking shelters. Dump stations are available in both areas. Campsite rates are $10–$24/night, plus vehicle fee; weekly and annual rates are available. The park provides two boat launches for recreational and fishing watercraft, as well as docks and a fish-cleaning station. Common catches in the lake include striped, spotted and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, and catfish. Paddlers can launch kayaks, canoes and SUPs from anywhere along the shoreline. A swimming area is located in State Park Cove in the Hell Creek Area. Mountain bikers can enjoy riding on the 25-mile Switchgrass Trail, and the 1-mile, barrier-free Cedar Trail is nice nature path for the mobility impaired. Bird and wildlife watchers should be on the lookout for white-tailed deer, rabbits, quail, turkeys, and a variety of resident and migratory waterfowl, songbirds and raptors.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground

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    Kanopolis State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    19 Photos
    41 Saves
    Marquette, Kansas

    Kanopolis State Park Campground, near Marquette, KS, is a gem for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. This place has it all: stunning sunsets, a beach area, and hiking trails that will make you feel like you're in the heart of nature. The campground is open all year, so you can enjoy its beauty no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of accommodations. Whether you're into tent camping, RVs, cabins, or even glamping, there's something for everyone. The campground also offers electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets, making your stay comfortable and convenient.

    Visitors often rave about the scenic trails, especially the Buffalo Track Canyon Trail, which boasts gorgeous views and small caves. If you're into fishing, the kids' pond is stocked with catfish, providing a fun experience for the whole family. And don't miss out on Mushroom Rock for a unique photo opportunity.

    The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to clean up after yourselves to keep the area pristine for everyone. Some reviewers have noted that the park can be a bit confusing to navigate, but the park hosts are usually around to help you find your way.

    Overall, Kanopolis State Park Campground offers a fantastic mix of natural beauty and modern amenities, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just kicking back by the lake, you're in for a treat.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Hayland Farms

    1 Review
    13 Photos
    Dorrance, Kansas

    Hayland Farms is a hay meadow comprised of 120 acres of pristine native grass with dotted groves of trees spaced throughout and a 40-acre alfalfa patch. Hayland Farms promotes an annual Aircraft Fly-In and Chuckwagon dinner during the fall.

    In addition to the annual Fly-In and Chuckwagon dinner, seasonal camping is permitted at the camp site. Although normal use is for tents and smaller and mid-sized campers, larger RV’s are allowed if prior arrangements are made and conditions permit.

    Hayland Farms has two grass landing strips that can be used by light aircraft. The east side main runway is 60 ft x 2200 ft. When available, a second runway (60 ft x 1200 ft) provides direct access to the camp site.

    For equestrian travelers, Hayland offers horse stalls and pens with adequate horse trailer parking near the horse barn. Call 314-882-22495 for pricing and availability of accommodations.

    Hayland Farms is located just 1/4 mile north of Granny Mae's Pumpkin Patch that operates from late September to the end of October. Visit www.grannymaes.com for more details.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sandyshore Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandyshore Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandyshore Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandyshore Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandyshore Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandyshore Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockin' K Horse Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockin' K Horse Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockin' K Horse Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockin' K Horse Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockin' K Horse Campground — Kanopolis State Park

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    Rockin' K Horse Campground — Kanopolis State Park

    3 Reviews
    5 Photos
    1 Save
    Kanopolis, Kansas

    Rockin’ K is the designated campground for equestrians. Sites 1-10 are available for non-equestrians by request or reservation. Sites 1-4 are ADA accessible.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Cheyenne - Glen Elder State Park

      2 Reviews
      3 Saves
      Jamestown, Kansas
      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents

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