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Ruella, Kansas

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39 Reviews of 8 Ruella, Kansas Campgrounds

Gloria S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Gloria slavens

Was a spacious, shady camp along the river, fished, some short hikes and visited the great salt plains state park and dug crystals that can only find there. Clean bathrooms, showers, and water and elec. Would stay there again..

Sitenumber 21 river area
Month of VisitJuly
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

On the lake with lots of space

Stayed a night here. It was nice and quiet and lots of space in between the camp spots. Showers are a little rudimentary with no real privacy. Big stalls, but doors are only half size so anyone can look in.

Month of VisitJuly
Jacob A.
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2021

Smarsh Creek space 84

Large back in space with a picnic table, fire ring with grilling grate. Lots of shade at this spot. Not far from the entrance of the state park. There is a small store just outside the park with a restaurant. State park has boat ramps, day use areas and a sailboat marina with sailing school.

Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Weekend Trip

Exceeded expectations! The park and camp grounds were clean and quiet. We will absolutely be back. The salt flats are incredible!

SiteRiver Road
Month of VisitJune
Lee N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

2 Day Retreat

It was awesome!! Beautiful!! Quit!! Refreshing!! Just what I needed. Clean, Staff was great.

Site27 H
Month of VisitDecember
Sue F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Great campground

We’ve stayed there twice. Clean and relatively quiet depending on amount of campsites filled. Nice pool.

Month of VisitSeptember
Nancy C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021


Yep, we saw bald eagles every day of our stay. Majestic!

This campground is large and spread out. We road our bikes over every inch and clocked 12 miles. If you do mountain bike, you would enjoy the 9 + mile trail ( we walked it). It's flat and not challenging, but really nice, secluded and…

Anthony W.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2020

Hunters Gateway to the Sandhills

Enjoy this free, handsome campground year round. Enjoy the coyotes howling at night and the waterfowl on the still lake in the morning. Go fishing for slab crappie and hunt the sand hills for deer, and bobwhite quail! The restrooms and camp sites are very clean!

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2020

Camping Above the River

Very pretty park with lots of trees in the campground, birdwatching and fishing! Family and group friendly. Sweet little wildwood chapel and nice trails. It's a popular park, well kept and friendly. Paved RV sites with water and electric, some a little too close together. Reservations must…

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KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2020

Surprisingly delightful

Plenty of primitive sites right along the lakeshore, well spaced and most shaded by cottonwood trees. No hookup, just a picnic table and a fire ring. Vault toilets. Stayed one night in our small rv on Columbus weekend in October. Not crowded, extremely quiet. Heard ducks and owls during the night.…

Jennifer D.
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2020

So much fun

You can’t camp at the actual Salt Plains. We spent the day here and had such an awesome time. I took kids ages 3-12 and they all had a blast. Make sure to bring metal shovels and metal hand shovels bc the plastic ones will break, you will want sand buckets, egg cartons to put the crystals in bc…

Tom V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2020

Smarsh Creek Campground

Very nice shaded sites with water and electric hookup. It can be hot in the summer. Campground is clean and well run. Nice, level gravel pads.

  • Shady with a gravel pad. Very clean.
  • Shedding Cicada
Deb L.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2020

At south loop #147

It's a nice site but the people that departed, after our check-in time, left a mudhole and dog poop everywhere. Don't think we will stay at this site again. The water hookups just make a mess

ShaneB The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2020

A great gateway to adventures

The camping at Great Salt Plains State park is a fine place to park the camper and stay, but most of the adventure is elsewhere in the park/refuge. You'll need to drive to get to almost everything. 

We stayed at the Sandy Beach Campground. This review is for that campground. If I had to do it…

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Month of VisitApril
Deborah V.
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2020

Good overnight camping park

Not a bad place sites are not level but for 14$ a night for water and electric not bad .

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