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9 RV Parks near Ellsworth, Kansas
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Just posting that this is still an RV park and is open, since no reviews since 2009. $20 is for electric only as other utilities are questionable or non-existant depending on site. No facilities as far as I could see. Sewer connection in ground. Owner asks that you are careful not to drive over them. Just open hole in the grass. Mostly long-term I think. We are happy to be here since another park in Salina couldn't give us a site where our rooftop satellite would work. Here we are on a site right along the road and very open. Luckily we had water onboard. 50 amp outlets / need adapter for 30. OK for an overnight stay. Park is on frontage road just past John Deere. - pubtopoub
Nov 2009 - $25.00
Very quiet place to stay, also very easy access to highway 70 and 156 towards Great Bend, Kansas. It sits right off the hwy 156 and its middle way to Salina, Kansas and Great Bend, Kansas. I would recommend this place to everyone. - cwiggles
Jun 2017 - $9.00
The sites here are very large and well-spaced out. There are a variety of site types around the park from no hookups to full hookups. Ours had water only. Our AT&T phone service, Verizon MiFi wireless and Dish TV all worked very well. The only reason I didn't rate this park a 10 was the service. We arrived on a day when there was no one working the entrance booth. A sign said the park attendant would come around and collect the fee. No one came that evening or the next morning by 9 am. We tried in vain to find someone to give our camp fee to, even stopping at the park attendant's site and knocking on the door. No one answered. We ended up going over to the Riverside COE campground and the wonderful lady in the information center called the Venango Park manager to find out what she should do to collect our fee. We will stay here again because the park is great, but hope we arrive on a day when the booth is being manned. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2015 - $9.00
$9.00 per night with Senior Card -- would certainly come back if ever in this area. We hiked several trails and biked in the park. Went over to the State park and saw juvenile Bald Eagles on 2 different days. Also went to Mushroom Rock state park. Sites are fairly level. - Retired & rambling
Sep 2014 - $8.00
All the previous reviewers are pretty well spot on. Our site had electric only, and was half off the regular rate due to the federal senior discount pass. We had a great view, and the loop to ourselves. We saw deer in the campground. We were pleasantly surprise when we heard a bugle play "taps" over the loudspeaker at dusk! - midcenturynana
Jun 2018 - $26.00
Positives about Langley Point: 1) Very nice FHU site on an asphalt slab. Minimal side-to-side leveling required. 2) Lots of shade trees. Negatives about Langley Point: 1) My site was a back-in, and the access road route made the backing angles a bit more challenging. 2) The park is about 8 miles from Marquette (basic groceries with one gas pump), and 20 miles from Lindsborg (much more shopping, gas groceries, restaurants). We spend two nights here, and would have spent several more had our schedule permitted. I loved the night-time, with the cicadas screaming and the fireflies out in abundance!! Will definitely go back here. - Aircats
Nov 2017 - $29.00
We stayed in the sumac campground which has 16 water/sewer/electric sites. The rate is the average for a two night stay. The basic camping fee is $22. If you do not have a Kansas Parks Pass, there is a $5/day vehicle pass charge. There is a one time $3 processing fee making the total for two nights $57. The sites are well space along the outside of a loop road. There is a large grassy area, swing set and horseshoe pit in the interior of the loop. There are no restroom or shower facilities in Sumac campground. The sites are of different lengths. Our 32' trailer and long bed crewcab just fit in what appeared to be the longest site. There are several large parking areas on the inside of the loop for vehicles that will not fit on the site. The RV pads are paved, but not all that wide. There is a large gravel area adjacent to the pad with a picnic table and fire ring. - trailertraveler
May 2017 - $20.00
We thought the site was great....until it started raining. It was severe weather (yes we went to the restrooms due to the tornado warning) and our site flooded. The weather did not allow us to enjoy much outdoors. Sites are gravel and offer some shade. The campground is well maintained. - Betsy_02
Jul 2018 - $8.00
Although we're less than a 100ft from the river, there is no real view of it due to the trees between us. Other than that - an excellent campground. You can't pay for your site at the campground (even if you're coming as a "walk-in" you still need to pay for the site using recreation.gov). Lots of shade at most sites... no sewer at any of them. - Wandering With Us
May 2017 - $10.00
Very shady with grass in most sites. We never needed to put out the awning. The 4 restrooms each had handicap accessible showers with good water pressure. Our Verizon coverage was limited and Wifi was nonexistent. Rangers and the camp attendant were very nice. There is a little store reopening just south of the campground so there is gas, ice and minimal groceries nearby. Difficult to fish on the spillway side but quite successful from the Venango side. - Betsy_02
Sep 2015 - $11.00
Spacious, shaded, quiet, immaculate .. as are all COE parks we've ever visited, hence we choose them when we can! We had 30 amp/water, table, grill, firepit, VZ signal (phone and net) was OK, good signal from Tailgater TV, and warm weather. There is a dumpstation. Riverside COE is SE of Kanapolis Dam, Venango (COE that allows walk-ins) is NW of Dam. We drove through the State Park SW of dam (Langely) and it appears nice though probably more costly.
Riverside is small campground with a pit toilet and one other flush/shower restroom near the playground. We normally prefer the outside of a loop (40' w/3 slides) but the inside loops here are shady and spacious as well. If we are ever in area we'll definitely stay again. - evadu
Sep 2017 - $23.00
We stayed in Big Bluestem #12. Site was right on the water with electric and water. Site was adequately level. Park has a good hiking trail up into the hills and we were able to take a nice bike ride across the dam to the other Campground. It was mid week, and everything was pretty quiet. Online Reservations worked fine and we were able to pick out our site ahead of time with no problems. The park works well for a 1-2 day stay - we will stay here again when we are passing through. - Davishouse2
Sep 2017 - $32.00
We spent four nights at this park which is located in central Kansas, not far from I-70. This portion of the state park has a cluster of campgrounds scattered in the hills along the pretty lake. The steep hills don't match the traditional view of flat land Kansas! In our case, though, the wind very much did fit the Kansas stereotype. We had lots of hot, dry wind with gusts rocking the camper. Obviously, this isn't an everyday occurrence, but we dealt with the wind (at times over 40 mph!) our entire stay.
We were in one of the four full hookup sites (the Foxtail loop). There were very few campers present during the week, but things got busier over the weekend when every spot, including camping cabins were booked.
One thing you might want to know is that above the camping fee there's a $5 a day entry fee (I included it in our paid per night). There's a nearby Corps of Engineers campgrounds with, I think, electric only that might be a better short stay.
I had no problem getting a satellite signal. Keeping it was a different thing, as the strong winds tended to move the dish just enough to disrupt the signal. During one especially strong blast associated with a passing thunderstorm, one of the guy wires I had put on it snapped. My Verizon had a weak but usable signal.
We enjoyed the star-lit nights and beautiful sunsets over the lake. The near record temperatures and constant winds rocking the camper, though, kept us inside through much of the day. Had the weather been more enjoyable, I think we would have been quite satisfied with this stop. The weather, though, caused us to look forward to calmer, cooler days elsewhere. - nazpaz
Jun 2017 - $23.00
Great park for an extended stay or overnight stop as it's only 8 miles from I-70. This is a very beautiful park with great spaces. Rate does not include the $5 entrance fee. We stayed in the Big Bluestream area. All sites are very spacious. The back-in sites in this area have concrete pads and appear to be fairly level. Sites 26 thru 35 are considered pull-thru sites, but are really pull-over sites. Essentially, you just pull over to the side of the very wide road. Because these are not on actual pads, the side-to-side and front-to-back levelness is not great depending on the site you are in. Because of the pull-over nature of these sites, the electrical and water connections are also on the curb side of the space. Water pressure is very good and requires a pressure reducer. There was a brand new bath house installed at the entrance to this area and has extremely hot showers. There are 3 individual shower rooms on one side of the building, plus the separate restrooms on the other side of the building. The sidewalks and landscaping for the bath house were not installed when we visited, but appeared to be only a few weeks away from being completed. - GA Bob
Jun 2018 - $10.00
Pretty typical COE park. It's located below the dam that forms Wilson Lake. It's pretty quiet during the week, but does get crowded on the weekend. There is a fantastic nature trail just down the road. No wifi and T-Mobile wouldn't connect, but we did get a connection when we went up to the overlook area above the dam. The sites are well separated and utilities worked well. The dump station is located near the entrance on the exit road. No swimming at this park. - SteveCampsTx
Aug 2017 - $10.00
I stayed in site 4 for two nights while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with tow car. This COE park is located behind the dam creating Wilson Lake and is about 9 miles north of I-70. It is a beautiful area and beautiful lake but there is very little else around. It is a typical spread out COE park with very spacious, level, paved sites, all very well maintained, with lots of grass and big shade trees. There is a boat ramp down the road but there is no swimming beach at this park. To swim you would need to go to the state park down the road or COE's Lucas Park which has a beach but no shade. I was there on a weekend and most of the sites were taken. Most sites are very long pull-throughs located on two loops -- one is 30 amp and the other is 50. On the website all sites (14-25) on the 50 amp loop come up as handicap sites and you get a warning that you can be moved if necessary. A little strange. All these sites were taken and I'm sure they weren't all handicapped folk. There are a few back in sites. I really liked my site except that there is one light in the park near the fee station and it is VERY bright and it was very close. I'd pick a site further away from the fee station next time. Dump station well positioned. Roads were easy to navigate. There is a short hiking trail down the road. Verizon worked well. Water and electric were excellent. Price reflects Senior Pass discount. Very quiet and pleasant park well worth the extra nine miles off of I-70 for those passing through. - SoloRed
Jul 2017 - $11.00
Our second time at this park. There are only a couple full hook-up sites of which we had reserved one. Sites are long and level; hookups all function properly. Park is very quiet during the week, less so on the weekend when families and boaters arrive. Nicely situated in a grove of cottonwood trees below the dam. Nice walking/nature trail nearby. - Katy29
Jun 2016 - $20.00
City-run small park adjacent to city park. Check in during normal hours at City Hall. Very friendly staff, no staff on RV site itself. Wonderful old trees, seldom used City Park (Lincoln, unfortunately, has dwindled in population like many small Kansas farming towns). Charming old stone band stand adjacent to RV stalls. Enough room between stalls. Several longer-term RVers so if you want to use this as a stopping off place, as we did, you need to contact the city well ahead of time to make sure they have spaces. One of a kind small town place to stay in the middle of wheat country. - Cannondaler
Oct 2018 - $5.00
We stayed after the main season closed, so it was self service and self select. Driving around, we found a site that had great afternoon shade and was level. Some will be very unlevel and full sun... can't tell if you have to make a reservation online, so we were fortunate. Very quiet, enjoyable stop with plenty of walking available for us and the dog. Our site had power but no water. We used the dump station on the way out. One small annoyance was the late night dog walk - opened the door to a swarm of moth-type bugs. Before re-entering, one of us will start a high speed scroll fan and aim it at the door so we can keep most of the critters out. Not sure about camping here in the summer but it was great for the fall - would stay again. - cherib
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Typical COE park. A little off the beaten path: 11 miles from route 70. Had good dish and mi fi Verizon. Quiet. All types of sites from 50amp to 30amp. Some with, some without H2O. Mostly gravel. - Supdog11
Oct 2015 - $5.00
Rate reflects America The Beautiful Senior pass, and off-season discount. This is one of three COE parks located on Wilson Lake. Lucas Park is located on the north side of the lake about 2 miles west of highway 232 and Sylvan Park COE campground. Lucas Park is quiet and secluded. The road from highway 232 into the Lucas Park campground is fully paved as well as the road through the park. The campground loops and site are good gravel based. Look carefully at each site when making a selection as each loop has some sites that include electric and water, as well as sites with electric only, and other sites with no services. There are many pull through sites as well as back-in sites in each of the three loops. Each of the loops have a small playground for the younger campers. Beach and boat access is also available within the park. - Johnson's
Oct 2017 - $5.00
We stayed at this COE park for two nights. They had just turned off the water for the season, but we knew that would be the case coming in so we were prepared. We had 50-amp electric, and pretty much any site we wanted. The pit toilets were closed in our loop, but open in the other loop(s) down the road. It's about seven miles from I-70, so there's no noise at all. Peaceful and quiet. We hope to return to enjoy another stay when the weather is more cooperative. - Denise and Glenn
Sep 2017 - $10.00
The shower area had hair in the drain. There were hair ties, shampoo bottles, Qtips in the changing area. The fire rings had not been cleaned. Ours was filled with cigarettes and Qtips. - GwenfromMA
Aug 2017 - $10.00
This is a nice COE park. We were here over a weekend and it was really crowded. The sites in Loop A and B were very large, C-E loops were a lot closer together. They are water/electric sites and the utilities worked fine. No shade. Sites were pretty level. There really isn't any sites that have good access to the water. Also, the rules are definitely not enforced. They say 2 vehicles per site and 1 RV and 1 tent or 2 tents, but everyone around us had many more than that. At one time there were 6 vehicles, 2 boats, an RV and tent at one site. Made for a very noisy bunch. Every site around us had many more than the rules allow. That would probably only happen in the A-B loop as the sites are really long. Don't know that we would stay here again not due to the campsites, but not having much lake access sites. - jacknpeg