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West Fork of Mill Creek Lake, KANSAS
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No camping - picnic shelter and pit toilet only

There are 36 campsites available in Outlet Park. This side of the park only has a reservable picnic shelter and a pit toilet.

Tent campsites at Adam's Grove

The name of this site is Adam's Grove.

  • 30 tent sites with no hookups
  • $6 fee per site
  • Boat ramp

Adam's Grove does provide the closet boat ramp if you plan on picking up passengers off the beach near the dam (at Michigan Valley Park).

Road Trip

Nice little RV campground south of city in county. A little out of the way but nice and quiet with good amenities.

Nice park near spillway
  • 34 campsites and 2 group day-use picnic shelters, all of which have electric and water hookups ($16)
  • flush and vault toilets
  • shower building
  • playground
  • nature trail
  • dump station
  • laundry facilities
  • boat ramp
  • All sites and shelters are reservable from April 1 through October 31. Winter camping is also available from November 1 to March 31 for $10.00 a night.
First to Review
Decent size and amenities
  • 29 sites total
  • 26 electric ($16)
  • 3 primitive ($12)
  • boat ramp
  • dump station
  • shower-houses
  • playground
  • all sites are on a first come first serve basis
  • open from 1 May until 30 September.
First to Review
Good size and decent amenities
  • 44 electric sites
  • 43 primitive sites
  • shower house
  • playground
  • dump station.
  • All sites are reservable
  • Sites are available from May 1 through September 15.
First to Review
Amenities for the whole family

I grew up going to this campground. It has a lot of amenities to suit everyone.

  • 57 sites with water and electric hookups ($18)
  • 38 primitive sites ($14)
  • 9 sites with sewer hook-ups ($22)
  • 8 prime sites offering pull-through access, 50 amp electrical service along with water, picnic table, fire ring, and lantern holder ($20)
  • Roped off swimming beach
  • 2 shower buildings
  • Dump station
  • 2 reservable picnic shelters
  • Basketball court
  • Fishing dock
  • Sites are available from May 1 through September 30.
Used to be a good campsite

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake announce the permanent closure of 110 Mile Campground effective May 1, 2018.

Primitive campsite with tent sites and rock boat ramp
  • 8 campsites
  • Equestrian sites available with 6 corrals
  • Pit toilet
  • Boat ramp (gravel)
  • Open all year
Great campsite with minimal amenities

Camped at the Oak Campsite with some friends. Great place for those looking for a site away from the crowds with minimal amenities. Fresh water supply and clean bathrooms as well as a fire pit w/grill, charcoal grill and lantern pole made for a comfortable night. Careful around this site though, as most of the trees are black locust. I had to spend half an hour making the bottom 6 feet of the trees child proof for my friends 3 year old.

Nice area to camp and fish

There are limited sites for camping at Hillsdale Lake. But they are all nice and many offer waterfront access. Great fishing on Hillsdale and they have a really nice Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Recreation operated firearms outdoor range facility too.

Great area in the middle of nowhere

This campground is on the northwest side of Clinton Lake. All the activities one would associate with a lake like boat ramps, beach, hiking/biking trails, full hook-up sites, tent camping, playgrounds, etc. The small town of Clinton is nearby and has a small store for items you may forget. It's our go to when we go to Clinton Lake.

Primitive camping along Clinton Lake

This is a neat area if you're into some light hiking. It has a loop trail starting at a parking area. You can also tent camp at the trailhead. It has a pit toilet and water access. The trail is maybe 4-5 miles long and takes you up and down some slight grades. There are numerous primitive campsites along the trail that are marked, or you can venture off to your own site within the area. Many are directly up against the lake. The marked sites are relatively cleared and many people have improved them by building benches, fire pits, etc. My son and I had a great time the 2x we've been out here.

Great campground

Great camping. Large sites. Wonderful lake access. Bathrooms need some work. Automatic motion sensor lights, that you actually have to step into the dark to activate.

Tent camper

Lots of space and good fishing. Secure camping and clean on site bathroom facilities. Close enough to town for convenience but far enough away you get to see a lot of stars.

Beautiful Flint Hills lake

clean campground. good facilities. open space.

Lots of primative and camper sites. Big Field for playing.

It's good for kids because it has a field and a playground. Some primitive sites do NOT have a fire pit. Bathrooms are bug filled. Even the showers that close all the way. Some campers look like they live there.

Perfect for fishing

Camped here many times. Even before had camper and was still tent camping. Great fishing not far. Boat ramp close. Have left boat in water on bank.

Right on water

Great campground. Made reservations to get spot right on water which is awesome. Nice quiet campgrounds.

Great site. poorly maintained

We stayed for a week in Crappie Cove. We have relatives in the area and have always heard folks rave about weekends at Hillsdale lake. We are spending 3 months this summer in our RV traveling the country and this was one of the stops along our way.

Pros:

  • spacious site
  • lots of trees/shade
  • Mostly quiet location
  • great playground for kids (though not shaded)
  • each site had a table and fire pit
  • far enough away from the city to see stars at night. :)
  • Lots of different camping loops - from primitive to full hookups.

Cons:

  • NEVER saw the camp host.
  • not sure the showers/toilets were cleaned in the 7 days we were there. There were always puddles everywhere in the bathroom, so much that the heat made them smell very bad. One toilet would never seem to hold water. Most of the time it was empty/clogged.
  • many many cars on some sites
  • standing pond of water covered in moss/algae and caused lots of bugs/mosquitoes to be around
  • Shower curtains had black mold all over them

This campground has great potential and we found some other bathrooms that were actually decent on another loop, so walked there daily instead of the one in our loop.

No one at the front booth when we checked in (middle of the afternoon on a Sunday) but we had already paid, so we just proceeded to our site, which was already marked with our name and dates. We went in and out of the park every day with no issue. On the 7th day of our stay, my husband is stopped and asked where his parking permit is. No one came by our site after we checked in. No one ever asked in 7 days, not even the camp host who should monitor that stuff. We had ONE vehicle on our site and everywhere we have ever camped, one vehicle is included in your camping fee. We were told we had to pay an additional fee per day for the vehicle we used to pull our camper to the site. AFTER we had been parking there a week already and it was the day we were leaving. None of the other cars in our loop had permits in their windows or windshields.

We have stayed at many state parks across the country and this is one of the worst, in my opinion. Camp hosts were non-existent until the last minute and then they were rude. Facilities are not well maintained (on the Crappie Cove loop).

Perfect little county campground

Beautiful gated lakeside campground in SE Topeka that can accommodate almost any camper type. There are pull through and back in sites. All are gravel with a picnic table and fire ring. The sites are fairly level and easy to navigate. There is a playground, picnic pavilion, swim beach, laundry, fishing dock and 2 clean bathhouses. The sites are close together, but most will have a view of the lake. There are 50 and 30 amp hook ups and water hook ups. No sewer, but there is a dump station on-site. Rental bikes are near the office to ride around the trail that goes 7 miles around the lake. The whole lake area has a lot going on: softball and baseball fields, multiple playgrounds, disc golf, golf course, tennis courts, paddle boat/canoe rentals, amazing gardens, etc. Several restaurants including fast food, pizza, donut shop, Chinese, 2 bar and grills, and Mexican food are very nearby. There is also a Dollar General, urgent care clinic, liquor store and 2 gas stations. It’s a great location just a few miles south of 1-70. Normally sites are $20/night, $18/night for seniors. Highly recommend!

Custer Campground north of Richey Cove

Primitive sites. Vault toilets, bbq, covered picnic tables and fire rings. 3 tents allowed per site. You can shower at the north Richey campground. All are close to the lake and there is a boat ramp at the entrance. Small campground with maybe 12 sites.

An amazing RV park

Just a wonderful RV park. Very pretty and clean property. Located next to a creek and ample space around your site. Clean bathrooms and showers. Fun little pool and awesome play area for kids. They have the property gate guarded at night which is another nice feature. If you have the opportunity to stay here, don't hesitate, it's worth it!

Off the beaten path

A couple miles down a secluded drive, nestled back in the woods right on the lake. Lots of trees, nice shower house. Camp host is friendly and laid back. Pet friendly, well lit. Our family felt safe.

Beautiful sunsets. Water is a little muddy but good for fishing. I would recommend for a family getaway or a fishing trip.

Too many families for me!

Really nice campground, but more for family camping than loners. Lots of shade. Picnic tables at each site. Toilet and shower facilities.

Great place to camp, off season!

We love this campsite, especially in the off months! We always get a great private campsite, but I can see where in more popular months, it can get crowded! Bathrooms are clean, dog friendly! Hiking trails are great too!

Hillsdale Lake, Paola, IS Sunflower State Park Campground

New campground, so not much shade. But, many trees have planted for the future. Full hookups but no restroom or storm shelter on site. It has some concrete pads which would be nice wheelchair access.

Great weekend getaway

Crappie Cove has the best sites, and it is very close to the kayak/boat ramp and the swimming beach.

Jus passin thru

We stayed here on a passing thru option so didnt get the full flavor. The beach area seemed a bit un kept. We decided it may have been due to storms that had passed through a week before. Really need to give it a better look.

The showers were very clean and accomodating. The grounds were mowed and there was awesome shade throughout.

Little known secret

Turkey Point is on the North side of Melvern lake. We have been going to this campground for about 10 years. The camp hosts have always been very accomodating. WELL MAINTAINED and facilities are very clean. Most of the sites are not real close to one another and some are right on the water. Plenty of primitive spots are on the bank.

I highly recommend Turkey Point.