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Located just west of Lawrence, Kansas, Clinton Lake camping spots offer a variety of recreational activities. Local campers can enjoy boating, bicycling, swimming, and fishing on the lake. Its 70 miles of trails attract a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts. If you want to spend more time outdoors with your family, these 7 camping sites near Clinton Lake can help make lifelong memories.

The 7 Best Clinton Lake Camping Sites

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1. Kdwp Clinton State Park

trees and road of RVs at campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Kent F.

The campgrounds are open all year at the Kdwp Clinton State Park, which include 391 sites. Many sites have 50/30/20-amp hookups, and some can accommodate RVs as long as 70′. Cabins are also available near the water, so anyone can enjoy Clinton Lake without setting up a tent or hooking up an RV.

Clinton State Park offers hiking trails and mountain bike trails, disc golf, an outdoor archery range, and the Clinton Lake Marina, which is popular for boating and other forms of water recreation.

“Beautiful area with lots of wildlife!”Jessica C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $10-140
  • Number of sites: 391
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Woodridge Park

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Image from The Dyrt camper Zach C.

Woodridge Park lets you take in more of the peaceful sights and sounds of Clinton Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains this park along with five others. There are no designated camping sites so that you can set up your tent in any secluded clearing in the park or on the 4.5 mile long George Latham hiking trail. Campfires are only permitted in designated spots, and drinking water and vault toilets are available.

“Awesome spot for weekend camping.”James H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: Free
  • Number of sites: N/A
  • RV sites: No
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Bloomington East – Clinton Lake

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Image from The Dyrt camper Tommie J.

Tucked between the Rock Creek and Wakarusa River Arms of Clinton Lake is Bloomington East Park. Bloomington East – Clinton Lake has over 400 sites across three campgrounds, several of which have 50/30/20- amp hookups as well as water and sewer hookups for RVs up to 60’.

As the Corps’ largest park, Bloomington East has a swimming beach, picnic area with reservable shelters, boat ramps, a disc golf course, and playgrounds. You can also visit the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum.

“Great campgrounds with great fishing.”Adam M.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-50
  • Number of sites: 400
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Bloomington West

Surrounded by trees, Bloomington West is a spacious campground for groups up to 150 people in the Kansas Hills, west of Clinton Lake. The campground has 25 campsites, four of which are equipped with 20/30 amp and water hookups. The campground’s available grills, flush toilets, showers, drinking water, and a boat dock allow for a fun group camping experience.

“I definitely recommend this area, especially if you plan on a fun family bbq and camping trip.”Ashley F.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $18-125
  • Number of sites: 25
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

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5. Rockhaven Park Equestrian Campground

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Image from The Dyrt camper Juliana H.

On the south side of Clinton Lake, Rockhaven Park Equestrian Campground is the only campground where you can camp overnight with your horses. 19 of the campsites are for equestrians, with the rest designated for non-equestrian campers. If you are traveling with an RV up to 59’, you will find 30 amp hookups available at some sites.

There are over 30 miles of horse riding trails to explore with your horse. The park also provides drinking water, toilets, baths, a playground, and a group shelter.

“Rockhaven is a special place that never disappoints.”Ashley F.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $12-20
  • Number of sites: 24
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Lawrence / Kansas City West KOA

A few miles away from Clinton Lake is Lawrence / Kansas City West KOA, a family-friendly campground with many amenities available for tents, cabins, and pull-through sites with 50/30 amps and full hookups for RVs up to 65’.

The campground activities feature a playground, pool, bike rentals, movie nights, and sports games. You can also visit the downtown area of Lawrence with many restaurants and stores nearby and explore the historic Fort Leavenworth.

“If you are traveling with kids this is a terrific place to stop because there are lots of things to keep kids busy like a playground and pool.”Dyle K.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $41-80
  • Number of sites: 95
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Lone Star Lake Park

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Image from The Dyrt camper Alex J.

South of Clinton Lake is Lone Star Lake, a smaller but popular location for families to go fishing, swimming, and picnicking. Park-goers are drawn to this park for its scenic beauty, making it a favorite place to unwind.

The Lone Star Lake Park Campground is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis, but a camping permit is required. Some sites have electric hookups. Restrooms and showers are available.

“Views of the lake are fantastic.”Chris L.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $11-16
  • Number of sites: N/A
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Clinton Lake camping sites are a fantastic way to start exploring the state parks, lakes, and trails of Kansas. For more campgrounds in Sunflower State, see The Dyrt’s list of the best campgrounds in Kansas.

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