Best campsite we’ve been to since moving to KS 7 years ago—wooded, private, spacious, feels very secluded (the sites along the trail, not up top). It was our first time hiking in to a site (lots of work with our regular gear for a family of four, but worth it!). We went mid-June, and there had apparently been some type of butterfly hatching. They were small-ish and quite aggressive (who knew!?), constantly swarming us. At one point there were seven perched on my husband’s back, and one landed in a pancake cooking on the grill (no surviving that). We still had fun, but we’ll go earlier or later next time. We also love hiking the trail through the woods and by the lake even when we aren’t camping—best trail I’ve been on in Lawrence.
Gorgeous little campground with a few primitive sites suitable for tents. Plenty of shade, bathrooms available, and access to a gorgeous trail. Picnic tables and fire rings available for use. Felt very secluded and quiet, and only had to drive on a dirt road for about 2 minutes!
Good primitive campsite on the water. Good kayaking If you know where to put in. Pit pots at main entrance and campsites at parking lot if hiking to your site isn’t your thing. Decent hike.
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.