Best Camping near Kanopolis, KS

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    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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    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson State Park Campground

    1.

    Wilson State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    117 Photos
    163 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.

    • Pets
    • 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
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    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanopolis State Park Campground

    2.

    Kanopolis State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    19 Photos
    42 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Salina KOA Holiday

    3.

    Salina KOA Holiday

    25 Reviews
    55 Photos
    65 Saves
    Salina, Kansas

    This KOA is midway between St. Louis, Denver, the Black Hills, and Texas. You'll have easy access to I-70 as well as I-135 to Wichita. Located in a shady meadow northwest of Salina, you can relax in a lawn chair while fishing in the private pond. Swim in the pool, play horseshoes, enjoy the Jump pad, watch the kids go for a train ride, or rent a bike. All sites are pull-thru with free Wi-Fi and cable available on most. At Salina, spend more than one day seeing the area's historic sites. Visit Abilene (about 25 miles E), known as the boyhood home of President Dwight Eisenhower. Check out the museum chronicling Ike's achievements at the Eisenhower Center. Visit Lindsborg, Kansas' Little Sweden (S of the campground). Stop at Rolling Hills Zoo (6 miles W on I-70). In summer (Sat. and Sun.), enjoy the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts. "Delicious Hunt Brothers Pizza and Wings can be delivered to your site (hours vary; ask in the office)." Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru 80 feet. Your hosts: Daryle & Terri Schwerdt.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $46 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Point Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Point Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Point Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Point Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Point Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Point Campground — Kanopolis State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minooka Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minooka Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Minooka Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minooka Park

    5.

    Minooka Park

    12 Reviews
    20 Photos
    44 Saves
    Dorrance, Kansas

    Overview

    Minooka Park Campground is located on the south side of Wilson Lake in the wide open spaces of central Kansas. Named for the Otoe Indian word meaning "Good Earth," this park offers many campsites with scenic lake views and excellent shoreline access.

    Recreation

    Boating is the most popular pastime on the lake, with plenty of room for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing and more. The high salinity content of the Saline River makes drinking and irrigation difficult without special treatment, but it aids the stocking of ocean-native Striped Bass, which have been known to reach enormous sizes in Wilson Lake. This and many other game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Walleye, Large and Smallmouth bass can be found in abundance in the lake, as well as White bass, Striped bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Several trails are also available to visitors, including the Prairie Fire Trail, a self-guided interpretive trail. Wilson Lake also offers hunting opportunities for a variety of game animals, including pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and rabbit.

    Facilities

    Boating is the most popular pastime on the lake, with plenty of room for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing and more. The high salinity content of the Saline River makes drinking and irrigation difficult without special treatment, but it aids the stocking of ocean-native Striped Bass, which have been known to reach enormous sizes in Wilson Lake. This and many other game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Walleye, Large and Smallmouth bass can be found in abundance in the lake, as well as White bass, Striped bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Several trails are also available to visitors, including the Prairie Fire Trail, a self-guided interpretive trail. Wilson Lake also offers hunting opportunities for a variety of game animals, including pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and rabbit.

    Natural Features

    Wilson lake, known as the "clearest lake in Kansas," is located in the Smoky Hills of North Central Kansas--a rolling landscape of hills, buttes and hazy valleys. Also known as Post Rock Country, the area contains thousands of miles of stone fenceposts and buildings that have been constructed out of the area's local limestone. This and other unique geologic formations and mixed grass prairie lands provide an excellent scenic backdrop for recreation around the lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors may want to explore other nearby recreation areas including Lucas and Sylvan Parks, as well as Wilson State Park, located on the south side of the lake. The nearby town of Lucas is known for its unique artistic spirit and attractions, while the town of Wilson and other nearby communities offer visitors a rich historical heritage to explore.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / 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
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    Camper-submitted photo from Venango - Kanapolis Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango - Kanapolis Campground

    7.

    Venango - Kanapolis Campground

    4 Reviews
    2 Photos
    9 Saves
    Marquette, Kansas
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Venango Park

    8.

    Venango Park

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    11 Saves
    Marquette, Kansas

    Overview

    Venango Park Campground is located on the eastern shores of Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas, 30 miles southwest of Salina. Kanopolis Lake is on the Smoky Hill River, and is one of the state's oldest lakes. Many outdoor activities are available, including camping, boating, fishing, hunting and ATV riding.

    Recreation

    Kanopolis Lake offers great boating and fishing opportunities with plenty of bluegill, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Saugeye, Walleye, Wiper and KDWPT stocks Trout seasonally. The Venango Park ATV Trail crisscrosses roughly 5 acres of land within the park, making this a popular destination for ATV and motorcycle enthusiasts. Venango Park offers a 1.7 mile hiking only trail that meanders throughout the park. This trail covers different ecosystems that can be found in the area including forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Keep an eye out for the different flora and fauna that can be found in each. Kanopolis State Park also has trails available for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian riders.

    Facilities

    Kanopolis Lake offers great boating and fishing opportunities with plenty of bluegill, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Saugeye, Walleye, Wiper and KDWPT stocks Trout seasonally. The Venango Park ATV Trail crisscrosses roughly 5 acres of land within the park, making this a popular destination for ATV and motorcycle enthusiasts. Venango Park offers a 1.7 mile hiking only trail that meanders throughout the park. This trail covers different ecosystems that can be found in the area including forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Keep an eye out for the different flora and fauna that can be found in each. Kanopolis State Park also has trails available for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian riders.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on the shady tree-dotted shoreline. Sandstone bluffs, rolling hills, and vast, open prairie lands surround the lake. Wildlife is varied and abundant in the area: Whitetail deer, pheasants, quail, Texas horned lizards, beavers and even Bald eagles are commonly seen. Waterfowl extensively gather at Loder Point Marsh located within the campground. Wildflowers including purple poppy mallow, blue false indigo, yucca and prairie wild rose, put on a colorful display in prairies surrounding the lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Fort Harker Museum in Kanopolis and the Rogers Art Gallery and Museum in Ellsworth both portray the settlement of the American West. The Kanopolis Drive-In theater is just a short drive away, and is open most weekened evenings

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservation cancellation fees and No-Show fees may apply.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    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

    9.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lucas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lucas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lucas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lucas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lucas Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lucas Park

    10.

    Lucas Park

    8 Reviews
    41 Photos
    46 Saves
    Lucas, Kansas

    Overview

    Lucas Park Campground is located on the north side of Wilson Lake in the wide open spaces of central Kansas.

    Recreation

    Boating is the most popular pastime on the lake, with plenty of room for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing and more. Populations of many game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Walleye, Large and Smallmouth bass can be found in abundance in the lake, as well as White bass, Striped bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Several trails are available to visitors, including the Bur Oak Nature Trail, a 3/4-mile nature walk located adjacent to Sylvan Park. The Rocktown Hiking Trail, located in the western part of Lucas Park, is a 3-mile loop trail situated in a 305-acre wildlife area. Massive red sandstone rock formations rise 15 to 30 feet above the ground and give the visual impression of a city skyline, giving it the name Rocktown. Trail brochures are available at the trail entrance. Wilson Lake also offers hunting opportunities for a variety of game animals, including pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and rabbit.

    Facilities

    Boating is the most popular pastime on the lake, with plenty of room for water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, sailing and more. Populations of many game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Walleye, Large and Smallmouth bass can be found in abundance in the lake, as well as White bass, Striped bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Several trails are available to visitors, including the Bur Oak Nature Trail, a 3/4-mile nature walk located adjacent to Sylvan Park. The Rocktown Hiking Trail, located in the western part of Lucas Park, is a 3-mile loop trail situated in a 305-acre wildlife area. Massive red sandstone rock formations rise 15 to 30 feet above the ground and give the visual impression of a city skyline, giving it the name Rocktown. Trail brochures are available at the trail entrance. Wilson Lake also offers hunting opportunities for a variety of game animals, including pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, whitetail deer, turkey, waterfowl and rabbit.

    Natural Features

    Wilson lake, known as the "clearest lake in Kansas," is located in the Smoky Hills of North Central Kansas--a rolling landscape of hills, buttes and hazy valleys. Also known as Post Rock Country, the area contains thousands of miles of stone fenceposts and buildings that have been constructed out of the area's local limestone. This and other unique geologic formations and mixed grass prairie lands provide an excellent scenic backdrop for recreation around the lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors may enjoy exploring other recreation areas around the lake, such as Sylvan and Minooka Parks as well as Wilson State Park, located on the south side of the lake. The nearby town of Lucas is known for its unique artistic spirit and attractions, while the town of Wilson and other close by communities offer visitors a rich historical heritage to explore.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $300 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Kanopolis, KS?

According to TheDyrt.com, Kanopolis, KS offers a wide range of camping options, with 76 campgrounds and RV parks near Kanopolis, KS and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Kanopolis, KS?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Kanopolis, KS is Wilson State Park Campground with a 4.7-star rating from 26 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Kanopolis, KS?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 free dispersed camping spots near Kanopolis, KS.

What parks are near Kanopolis, KS?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 10 parks near Kanopolis, KS that allow camping, notably John Day Lock and Dam, Lake Umatilla and Michael J Kirwan Lake.