Best Camping near Wichita, KS

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Camping near Wichita, Kansas

Camping near Wichita, Kansas offers a mix of beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities, and convenient amenities. Whether you're looking to pitch a tent, park your RV, or try out glamping, there are plenty of options to suit your needs. One popular spot is Santa Fe Lake, located in Augusta, KS. This campground provides a variety of features and activities that make it a great choice for campers of all types.

From fishing and hiking to simply enjoying the natural beauty, camping near Wichita has something for everyone. However, it's important to know what to expect before you go. This guide will help you understand what to do, what campers like, what you should know, and tips for camping with families and RVs.

What to do

Camping near Wichita offers a range of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're into water sports, hiking, or just relaxing by the campfire, there's something for everyone.

At Santa Fe Lake, you can rent kayaks and enjoy fishing and hiking. According to Silf G., "Rent kayak, tent and RV friendly. Fishing and hiking. No Wi-Fi but there are usually two bars." Read more.

Another camper, Nikki S., shared, "I went to this lake a lot as a teen. My first camping trip a group of friends went out to camp for the night, and to swim at the beach." Read more.

For those who enjoy scenic views, Shaanti O. mentioned, "The view over the lake was gorgeous when we woke up." Read more.

What campers like

Campers appreciate the natural beauty and the range of activities available at campgrounds near Wichita. The convenience of being close to town while still feeling like you're in the wilderness is a big plus.

Carter W. highlighted the convenience, saying, "This is a great spot for camping just outside of town if you're from Wichita." Read more.

Daisy enjoyed the simplicity and ease of camping at Santa Fe Lake, stating, "It was easy thank you very much." Read more.

Silf G. appreciated the variety of activities, mentioning, "Rent kayak, tent and RV friendly. Fishing and hiking." Read more.

What you should know

While camping near Wichita has many perks, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure a smooth trip. Some campgrounds can be a bit pricey, and amenities like showers may require extra fees.

Shaanti O. pointed out, "It was $32 to stay the night, and the showers were coin-op." Read more.

Carter W. mentioned that the lake at Santa Fe Lake can be less than ideal, saying, "Although the lake is kinda gross." Read more.

Silf G. noted the lack of Wi-Fi, stating, "No Wi-Fi but there are usually two bars." Read more.

Tips for camping with families

Camping with families can be a rewarding experience, but it's important to be prepared. Choose a campground that offers family-friendly amenities and activities to keep everyone entertained.

Nikki S. shared a fond memory, "My first camping trip a group of friends went out to camp for the night, and to swim at the beach." Read more.

Silf G. recommended Santa Fe Lake for its variety of activities, saying, "Rent kayak, tent and RV friendly. Fishing and hiking." Read more.

Carter W. found the location convenient for families, stating, "This is a great spot for camping just outside of town if you're from Wichita." Read more.

Tips from RVers

RVers will find several campgrounds near Wichita that cater to their needs, offering amenities like electric hookups, sanitary dumps, and more. It's important to choose a campground that is big rig friendly and offers the necessary hookups.

Silf G. mentioned that Santa Fe Lake is "RV friendly." Read more.

Shaanti O. appreciated the scenic views, saying, "The view over the lake was gorgeous when we woke up." Read more.

Carter W. found the location convenient for RVers, stating, "This is a great spot for camping just outside of town if you're from Wichita." Read more.

Camping near Wichita, Kansas offers a variety of experiences for all types of campers. Whether you're looking for a quick getaway or a longer stay, the campgrounds in this area provide a mix of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and convenient amenities.

Best Camping Sites Near Wichita, KS (61)

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Afton Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Afton Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Afton Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Afton Park

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    Lake Afton Park

    7 Reviews
    5 Photos
    25 Saves
    Garden Plain, Kansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Fe Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Fe Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Fe Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Fe Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Fe Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Fe Lake

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    Santa Fe Lake

    10 Reviews
    27 Photos
    44 Saves
    Augusta, Kansas

    Welcome to Santa Fe Lake, a charming campground nestled near Augusta, Kansas. This spot is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering a peaceful retreat with plenty of activities to keep you busy.

    Santa Fe Lake is perfect for both tent and RV camping, and even offers some glamping options if you're looking for a bit more comfort. The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. One of the standout features here is the availability of electric hookups, making it convenient for RV campers. Plus, there are showers and toilets on-site, ensuring you have the basic comforts covered.

    Fishing and hiking are popular activities around the lake. The trails are well-marked and cater to all levels, from easy strolls to more challenging routes. If you're into mountain biking, you'll find trails that range from beginner to expert levels. And for those who enjoy water activities, renting a kayak is a great way to explore the lake.

    The views here are something special. Whether you're watching a romantic sunset from one of the benches or enjoying the sight of the small waterfall, there's plenty of natural beauty to soak in. The campground is also known for its quiet atmosphere, making it a great place to unwind and relax.

    While there's no Wi-Fi, most visitors find they get a couple of bars on their phones, so you won't be completely off the grid. Firewood is available for purchase on-site, and most campsites come with a fire pit and picnic table, perfect for those evening campfires and outdoor meals.

    In short, Santa Fe Lake offers a blend of natural beauty, convenient amenities, and a variety of activities that make it a great choice for a camping trip. Whether you're here for a night or a weekend, you're sure to leave with some great memories.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    All Seasons RV Park

    5 Reviews
    22 Photos
    5 Saves
    Goddard, Kansas

    Beautiful country setting, located right at the edge of Goddard and Wichita. We offer level, tree-covered RV sites. Onsite amenities include:

    • Beautiful Nature trail
    • Clean Showers and Restrooms
    • Propane Filling Station
    • Coin Laundry - Like New Equipment
    • Strong WIFI System - Included with Your Stay
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from West Shore - Cheney State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Shore - Cheney State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Shore - Cheney State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Shore - Cheney State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Shore - Cheney State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Shore - Cheney State Park

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    West Shore - Cheney State Park

    8 Reviews
    19 Photos
    35 Saves
    Cheney, Kansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from USI RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from USI RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from USI RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from USI RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from USI RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from USI RV Park

    5.

    USI RV Park

    3 Reviews
    6 Photos
    13 Saves
    Park City, Kansas

    10 quiet acres with long pull thrus and shade. Open year round. Conveniently located to entertainment, shopping, sports events, and area attractions. Family oriented. Large dog walk and park. 30/50 amp service Big rig friendly. Reservations recommended.

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

    $45 - $46 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellington KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Wellington KOA

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    Wellington KOA

    8 Reviews
    6 Photos
    18 Saves
    Haysville, Kansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Krueger Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Krueger Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Krueger Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Krueger Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Krueger Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Krueger Recreation Area

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    Krueger Recreation Area

    2 Reviews
    102 Photos
    8 Saves
    McConnell AFB, Kansas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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      Air Capital RV Park

      2 Reviews
      4 Saves
      Haysville, Kansas
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Napawalla Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Napawalla Park
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      Camper-submitted photo from Napawalla Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Napawalla Park

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      Napawalla Park

      8 Reviews
      13 Photos
      22 Saves
      Winfield, Kansas
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs

      $4 - $10 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp
      Camper-submitted photo from Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp
      Camper-submitted photo from Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp
      Camper-submitted photo from Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp
      Camper-submitted photo from Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp
      Camper-submitted photo from Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp

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      Military Park McConnell AFB FamCamp

      1 Review
      54 Photos
      8 Saves
      McConnell AFB, Kansas
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Wichita, KS?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Wichita, KS offers a wide range of camping options, with 61 campgrounds and RV parks near Wichita, KS and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Wichita, KS?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Wichita, KS is Lake Afton Park with a 4-star rating from 7 reviews.

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

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

    What parks are near Wichita, KS?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 17 parks near Wichita, KS that allow camping, notably Michael J Kirwan Lake and Arcadia Lake.