Kansas

State Park Campground Guide

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Kansas offers beautiful lakes, rolling hills, bluffs, and woods in addition to its famous prairie and its sunflower fields. Charming towns and vibrant small cities are waiting to welcome those who exit the interstate. RVers who take their time in the Sunflower State are rewarded with spacious, developed campgrounds in expansive natural settings through the Kansas state park system. 

Of the 28 parks throughout the state, 24 have campgrounds suitable for RVs with plenty of hookups, amenities, and big rig friendly sites. In addition to convenient locations near east-west highways, Kansas state parks are ideal for hiking, fishing, biking, wildlife viewing, and simply relaxing in beautiful natural settings. Kansas state parks are a good value for their price compared to many private campgrounds.

Kanopolis State Park

Reservations

800-918-2877. Reservations are available up to a year in advance. Minimum nights apply during holiday weekends.

Campsite sizes

Site sizes vary per campground, and there are plenty of options for RVs over 40 feet long, including sites that are 100 feet long. The reservation system allows filtered searches based on RV length.

Accessibility

ADA-accessible sites are searchable in the reservation system and can be booked online or through the call center. A valid placard or license plate number must be visible at the campground.

Hookups

All campgrounds offer partial hookups and most offer some sites with full hookups. Sites with hookups are searchable on the reservation website under “Advanced Options”.

Connectivity

Some Kansas state park campgrounds offer free WiFi. Check with the campground directly regarding WiFi and cell service.

Maximum stay

The maximum stay is 14 consecutive days. A longer stay may be approved by the park supervisor on a case-by-case basis. Campers must vacate for at least 5 days before returning to the same park.

Additional facilities

Campsites include a picnic table and fire ring, and many are paved. Campground facilities include restrooms, potable water, dump stations, and playgrounds. State parks have additional amenities and activities such as nature trails, interpretive centers, and convenience stores. Specific amenities per campground and per site can be found in the reservation system search results.

Cost

Prices range from $10 for a site with no hookups to $24 for a prime campsite with full hookups. Kansas has a tiered reservation pricing system as follows:

Base camping fee: $10

Prime site fee: Add $2

One utility: Add $9

Two utilities: Add $11

Three utilities: Add $12

A 14-day camping pass that covers the base fee is available for $112.50. A vehicle entry fee is required in addition to the camping fee. 

Additional Fees:

Nonrefundable transaction fee: $3

Pet policies

Pets are allowed as long as they’re kept on a leash no longer than 10 feet. And of course, campers should always pick up after their pet.

Additional regulations

  • Maximum occupancy per site: 8 people and 2 to 3 vehicles. 
  • Check-in time: 4 p.m. or earlier if available. Check-out time varies per campground.
  • Quiet hours: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Prohibited on swimming beaches.
  • Generator use: Prohibited during quiet hours.
  • Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
  • Drone use: Prohibited unless in a designated area.
Eisenhower State Park

Featured Campgrounds

Kanopolis State Park

200 Horsethief Road, Marquette, KS 67464

Located in central Kansas’ Smoky Hills region convenient to Interstate 70, Kanopolis serves as a gateway into the state’s rugged beauty. Kansas’ oldest state park is known for its extensive system of trails meandering through stunning canyons, woods, and prairie. The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. The beautiful Kanopolis Reservoir is a relaxing spot for fishing and scenic views. RV campers have the option of over 100 partial hookup sites, a few full hookup sites, and additional primitive sites among several campgrounds, all on or near the water.

Eisenhower State Park

29810 South Fairlawn Road, Osage City, KS 66523

This sprawling, scenic, and well-maintained state park is popular with locals and an excellent overnight choice when traveling through northeastern Kansas. Located on Malvern Lake, Eisenhower State Park allows campers easy access to swimming, fishing, and kayaking as well as beautiful water views. The park includes acres of tallgrass prairie and is adjacent to a 10,000-acre wildlife area, providing ample opportunity to escape into nature. The campground itself is well developed, with full and partial hookups, modern restrooms, a dump station, a general store, and playgrounds. Campsites are spacious and private. 

Prairie Dog State Park

13037 State Highway 261, Norton, KS 67654

U.S. Route 36, which passes through the counties bordering Nebraska, is a scenic east-west alternative to I-70. RVers enjoy Prairie Dog State Park as a convenient overnight stop along the route. It offers 80 big rig friendly sites with partial hookups that have shade cover and are spaced out. This scenic park, which includes a prairie dog colony viewing area and a large reservoir, is also near the town of Norton for shopping and restaurants.

Kentucky state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping

Cedar Bluff State Park

Cheney State Park

Clinton State Park

Crawford State Park

Cross Timbers State Park

Eisenhower State Park

El Dorado State Park

Elk City State Park

Fall River State Park

Glen Elder State Park

Hillsdale State Park

Historic Lake Scott State Park

Kanopolis State Park

Lovewell State Park

Meade State Park

Milford State Park

Perry State Park

Pomona State Park

Prairie Dog State Park

Sand Hills State Park

Tuttle Creek State Park

Webster State Park

Wilson State Park

For more information on Kansas state park campgrounds, visit ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks.

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