Tuttle Creek Lake RV & Campground Guide

Kansas

The 10,900-acre Tuttle Creek Lake is a beautiful place to go fishing for catfish and flathead fish and a boating adventure, while the 12,000 acres found in Tuttle Creek Lake State Park is a great place to go exploring. A shooting range is open two weekends a month. You can have a great time playing on the 18-hole disc golf course. This park has four sections around the lake. Find the main part 8.7 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas, 20 miles south of Randolph, Kansas, and 32 miles east of Wakefield, Kansas. 

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Weather
Spring 42-67 F
Summer 65-90 F
Fall 50-76 F
Winter 24-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tuttle Creek Lake

Taking an RV is a convenient and delightful way to explore state parks. If you do not have one, then rent one on RVshare.com so that you and your friends and family can have a wonderful time. 

Tuttle Creek Lake Campground

Camp on Tuttle Creek's beautiful shores at Tuttle Creek Lake Campground so that you have easy access to all the activities at this location like its swimming beach, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Each of the sites that start at about $22 per night comes with a fire ring and a picnic table.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Shower, fire rings, picnic tables

Pottawatomie Lake No. 2 State Fishing Lake Campground

Pottawatomie Lake No. 2 State Fishing Lake Campground is located at a wildlife refuge where you can see over 50 geese on any day and thousands during migration. The primitive camping sites on the west end of the lake are free to use.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: No
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Lake

Fancy Creek State Park Campground

Fancy Creek State Park Campground offers 24 sites for RV and 200 primitive camping spots. Ride along a challenging mountain bike trail, launch a boat at the dock, and practice your shooting accuracy at the range at this campground, where rates start at about $10 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Lake, archery range, biking trail

Milford State Park

Milford State Park on the southeast end of Milford Reservoir offers a boat dock, miles of trails, and seasonal festivals. You can go waterskiing, boating, and fishing on the water.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Lake, hiking, and horseback riding trails, fishing

RV Rentals Near Tuttle Creek Lake

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What to Do at
Tuttle Creek Lake

Inside Tuttle Creek Lake

Ride, hike, or bike along miles of trails at Tuttle Creek Lake State Park. The reservoir is a great place to go fishing. Practice your shooting at the archery and gun range. Head to the beach to go swimming in the reservoir. The scenic 18-hole disc golf course is a fabulous place for a friendly game. 

Outside Tuttle Creek Lake

There are also many great things you will want to do in Manhattan and the surrounding area. Flint Hills has a very young vibe because it is home to Kansas State University, and Fort Riley is nearby. There are fantastic restaurants and shops to explore and exciting things to do.

Restaurants

Bourbon & Baker

Grab delicious selections from the bakery at Bourbon & Baker before your picnic. Alternatively, enjoy an upscale meal featuring comfort foods and steak in the dining room.

Type: Bakery, Steakhouse

Location: 312 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502

Taco Lucha

Find delicious Mexican street food at this sit-down restaurant. Enjoy your meal with fresh-squeezed citrus fruit and organic agave nectar while enjoying the colorful décor and happy sounds at Taco Lucha.

Type: Mexican

Location: 1130 Moro St, Manhattan, KS 66502

The Chef Café

Start your day with a hearty breakfast featuring burritos, corn beef hash, and your traditional American breakfast favorites at The Chef Café, where the staff has been delighting diners since 1943.

Type: American, Mexican

Location: 111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502

So Long Saloon

Bite into a delicious, made-to-order burger or a fresh salad at So Long Saloon. They also offer a full bar.

Type: American

Location: 1130 Moro St, Manhattan, KS 66502

Little Apple Brewing Company

You will find a seasonally changing fork-to-table menu along with hand-crafted ales at Little Apple Brewing Company. This restaurant in the West Loop Shopping Center has won numerous beef organization awards for its outstanding angus steaks supplied by local farmers.

Type: American

Location: 1110 Westloop Pl, Manhattan, KS 66502

Shopping

Sisters of Sound

If you love Indie music, go to Sisters of Sound, where you will find vinyl records, CDs, turntables, t-shirts, and posters. This store also provides turntable repair. 

Location: 1214 Moro St Suite C, Manhattan, KS 66502

Uncorked Inspiration Creative Studio

Express your creative side by painting pottery, creating a wall-hanging, or doing one of the woodworking and do-it-yourself projects at Uncorked Inspiration Creative Studio. You can also find to-go kits to do at your RV or when you get home.

Location: 1223 Moro St, Manhattan, KS 66502

1419 Mercantile

Select from a wide variety of vintage and repurposed home décor at 1419 Mercantile. Many of the items are one-of-a-kind or seasonal. 

Location: 3039 Anderson Ave Manhattan, KS 66503

Gatherings at 3 Thirteen

Browse this store where each of the home décor items is artistically displayed to help you find your inspiration. You can find new and repurposed gifts at Gatherings at 3 Thirteen with many items featuring fresh or artificial flowers.

Location: 313 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503

Rooted

Find clothes, footwear, home décor, greeting cards, and a wide range of other items made by artists from around the world at Rooted. Each item is fair-trade certified.

Location: 327 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503

Sightseeing

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Learn more about the ecology, history, and culture of the Flint Hills by stopping at the 65,000-square-foot Flint Hills Discovery Center. If you have children along, they will love the unique interactive playground.

Location: 315 S 3rd St, Manhattan, KS 66502

The Gardens at Kansas State University

The Gardens at Kansas State University features rose, peony, iris, and daylily collections. Do not miss touring The Old Dairy Barn that features insects from around the world.

Location: 1500 Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66506

Sunset Zoo

See over 200 animals from around the world at Sunset Zoo. Interact with zookeepers taking care of flamingos, otters, chimpanzees, and kookaburras, or get up-close to gibbons and giant anteaters.

Location: 2333 Oak St, Manhattan, KS 66502

Wildwood Adventure Park

Ride the seven ziplines at Wildwood Adventure Park. Then, see if you have what it takes to complete the 2-mile, 20-obstacle trail run.

Location: 375 Johnson Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502

Riley County Historical Museum

Explore the people and the land that make Riley County unique by viewing the Riley County Historical Museum exhibits.

Location: 2309 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502

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How to Get to
Tuttle Creek Lake

It is easy to get to the main part of Tuttle Creek Lake State Park from Manhattan, Kansas. Head east of Fremont Street. Then, turn left on Juliette Avenue. After this road takes a slight bend to the right, it becomes Ehlers Road. Turn left on US 24 West before turning right on Kansas 13 North. Finally, arrive at the park by turning right on River Pond Road and continuing for 1.2 miles. 

Entering Tuttle Creek Lake

Tuttle Creek Lake Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day use.

Per Vehicle : $5

Special fees may apply for camping and hunting

Senior or Disable Vehicle license or Placard : $3

Kansas residents only

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