If you follow the yellow brick road to the great state of Kansas you will find more than just Dorothy. In fact, Kansas is neither completely flat nor is one giant prairie. Even if you are only passing through, there are some great RV parks that are worth a visit. Kansas is a great place for a low-key relaxing vacation.
Take a look at this top 10 list of the best campgrounds and RV Parks around the Sunflower State.
USI RV Park – Wichita, Kansas
This RV park offers a quiet respite in the middle of Wichita. Filled with shady trees and flowers, the park has been offering comfortable RV sites for 30 years. Here you will find exceptionally clean shower rooms and a fantastic laundry. Want to host a reunion? They have an event hall available for rent. USI RV is just 2 minutes from Hwy 96 and is close to restaurants, museums, movie theaters and shopping. The park offers large pull through sites for big rigs along with small pull through for little RV’s.
USI RV Park is the perfect base to explore Wichita’s amazing riverfront museums, including Cow Town and the famous statue, Keeper of the Plains. Take a drive 30 minutes north and explore the Amish community of Yoder, as well as Strataca, the historic underground salt mines.
Prairie Band Casino & Resort – Mayetta, Kansas
Need a break from the kids? The Prairie Band Casino is the place for you. Their RV Park offers 67 large pull through sites with full hookups. There is a picnic table at each site, along with showers, restrooms, and laundry for guests. The Casino provides 24 hour security so you can rest well knowing you are safe and secure.
Ready for some fun? Grab the 24 hour shuttle to the casino. Prairie Band is known for its live music, entertainment, and of course, the games! If you’d rather be outside, grab your clubs and head to their 18 hole golf course. This course was recently rated one of the best courses in Kansas.
Washington City Campground – Washington, Kansas
Follow highway 36 along the border of Nebraska and Kansas. Smack in the middle you will find Washington, Kansas. This small town offers the throw back feel of Mayberry, and the city RV park is only $15 a day for sites with water and electric hook-ups. The RV park offers a fantastic kids playground and brand new swimming pool. There is also a large covered picnic area and fishing along the creek. Come in June for the annual rodeo, or in late July for the old fashion county fair.
Across the highway you can walk to the historic Washington downtown. There are several restaurants, a brewery, and an espresso shop along with a grocery store, florist and some spa/salons. A great trip for a day or two.
Cheney State Park – Cheney, Kansas
Windsurfing or sailing anyone? At Cheney State Park Kansas puts their famous wind to good use. Guests will be amazed by the abundance of activities at the park. In addition to a large lake with numerous boat launches, ramps, and fish cleaning stations, the park is also great for hiking, biking, and bird watching.
Cheney State Park offers 223 sites with water and electric hook-ups along with over 4oo primitive sites! There is a public dump station along with restrooms, shower house and group picnic area.
High Plains Camping – Oakley, Kansas
This family friendly park offers mini-golf, a pool, and an on-site pub. Bring your pets because there is also a fenced dog run. Hidden in northwest Kansas, this campground has sites for every size rig including pull through spaces. It offers full hookups and modern shower and restroom facilities.
The park is located in Oakley, the former home of Buffalo Bill. While in Oakley check out Monument Rocks, the Western Vista Historical Byway, the Fick Fossil and History Museum, and Prairie Dog Town featuring over 8,000 prairie dogs plus a 40 animal petting zoo and a gift shop.
Curtis Creek Campground – Junction City, Kansas
Take a break from the heat at the Curtis Creek Campground. This Army Corp of Engineers campground offers both electric and non electric RV sites, and well as water hookups and a dump station. The campground is family friendly with showers, toilets, playgrounds and picnic space. Milford Lake is in close proximity to the campground, and with over 15,000 acres of water, there is a lot of open space to enjoy. Plan to fish, boat, ski and even windsurf. If you’d rather stay on land you can hunt or hike all around the lake. The perfect Kansas campground for a great getaway.
Deer Creek Valley RV Park – Topeka, Kansas
Topeka is home to a whole lot of history. If you plan to visit the state capital be sure to stay Deer Creek Valley RV Park. This highly rated park is popular for a reason. Offering 59 RV sites with full hookups, free cable, free WiFi, and large clean showers and restrooms. Need to do your laundry? No problem, the park has its own laundromat. Worried about security? No problem. The park is surrounded by a security gate. Kids will love the park’s huge pool and playground. Dogs will enjoy the fenced dog run.
While in Topeka be sure to visit the Kansas Museum of History, the Combat Air Museum, and the Kansas Speedway. Kansas has just finished a major remodel on their capital building so be sure to check it out and see the famous wall length mural.
Calvin’s RV & Tent Camping – Wamego, Kansas
If you’re looking for the OZ experience there is no place like Wamego, Kansas. Wamego is home to the official Oz Museum and for Dorothy fan’s this is a 5 star experience. The entire town of Wamego has adopted the Oz theme which means you can’t miss Toto’s Tacos and the Oz Winery. Need some entertainment? Plan your trip during OZtoberfest and watch this town come to life!
Calvin’s RV & Tent Camping is an all new RV park with only 7 spaces, all of them pull thru and 70 feet in long They also have 4 tent sites. The RV spaces are full hookups and the park offers WiFi, concrete pads, fire rings and lots of trees. Wamego is also a great base for exploring nearby Manhattan, Kansas. At only $27 a night, this park is a great deal!
Gunsmoke RV Park – Dodge City, Kansas
Step back to the days of the wild, wild west. The Gunsmoke RV Park is located in Dodge City, Kansas which wasonce the home of Wyatt Earp. This park has the old west charm that every western lover will enjoy. Choose from full hookup RV parking, bunkhouse rentals, or tent camping. The park has a general store filled with western themed items. It also features an old fashion ice cream parlor and a video game room for teens. What’s not to love?
Spend your days in Dodge City exploring the Boot Hill Museum and the Boot Hill Casino with a big buffet that’s sure to please. Dodge City offers activities for the whole family and a busy summer schedule of annual events.
Kansas City Jellystone Park – Lawrence, Kansas
Take the whole family to historic Lawrence, Kansas. This University city was once a bloody battleground in the Civil War. These days all ages can enjoy both Lawrence and the Kansas City Jellystone Park. From the moment you check in at the park, you are assured a good time. They offers hay rides, fire engine rides, outdoor movies and arts and crafts. Meet Boo Boo and Yogi as they stroll around the park. The fully equipped campsites include 30/50 amp back in or pull thru sites. Fantastic showers and a very clean laundromat add to the amenities. Feel like splurging? Reserve a premium site with a private patio including furniture and fire pit all set up for you and ready to go!
With downtown Lawrence only minutes away, this park is the perfect base for your Kansas City explorations. Prices start at $27.50 for a very basic site and go up to $87.50 for the luxury campsites. Be sure to reserve in advance because these sites go fast!
So what do you think? Where would you recommend in Kansas? Have you ever traveled around the Midwest? What would your perfect Kansas RV Park have?
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