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Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA

Lawrence, Kansas


1473 Highway 40
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
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Sites: 95
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.99995
Longitude: -95.22868

Elevation: 828' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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69 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Clean facility and well managed. Very secure and in a pleasant area outside of congestion. Easy access from Interstate 70 . Great overnight stop or nice place for a short stay with kids. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

GPS had the park about a mile down the rd from where it is located. Once there it was easy to navigate. The office staff was very friendly and guided us to our site. The site we had was large and level. Be aware these sites are shared. This is a bit hard when both sites have dogs. Overall a good place to stop for overnight. We do not have children but there is a large playground and pool. They both appeared to be clean. We did not use their Wi-Fi so cannot comment on this. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

The baths and showers were a little messy. The camp ground nice the sites very large. We had an issue finding the park GPS and Google had the park about a mile down the rd from where it is located. Once there it was easy to navigate. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
---
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

Great location right off I-70, easy access to Lawrence and Kansas City. There are multiple playgrounds and things for kids to play on. We had good service in the shop and enjoyed a nicely made pizza served on a golf cart! I will say though, I just barely had enough water hose to make a connection, and I did not have enough coax for the cable. Make sure you plan ahead. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Expensive for what is offered. Long, level, gravel pull-thru sites. Grass in between sites. No cable but lots of TV stations available via antenna. Some sites had trees, some not (info provided for satellite users). Wifi was good. Some freeway & train noise. Internal roads good for big rigs. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pull-thru
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Arrived late, left early but site was level and easy to find. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Easy in with workamper guide. Lots of big trees but mostly well trimmed. We did have one branch hanging over the retracted satellite but we were only here for one night so we didn't worry about it. They put us in an end pull-thru because of our overall length and we just fit. Serving Ashby's delicious hand-scooped ice cream in the office! We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are not difficult to get into and mine was level but they are dirt. Full hookups but this place is really looking down-at-heels. Sites are very close to one another... hope you like to hear the guy next door snore. Hookups all work but are oddly situated as are the picnic tables.... gotta share space with the other guy next door. The one dumpster was overflowing. Grass seed is strewn on top of dry dirt... not likely to grow but will make good mud at the next rain. This is in a populated area so cell service is good. Pet friendly and a decent dog area. WiFi is not good... just an unprotected hot spot. This is yet another one of the many campgrounds that advertise that they have WiFi but, for all practical purposes, they don't. It is possible to connect after several tries but it won't hold. We attempted connection on three different devices with the same result. (No, we don't try to stream.) This looked like a park that was perhaps recently acquired and trying to get up to KOA standards or it's a KOA on its way down. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

How much you like this park depends on what you want from your camping experience. The facility is nice for families. Two playgrounds, one with a mini-zip line the kids seem to love. A small but sparkling pool, shuffleboard, rec room, peddle bikes, etc. Bath house is clean, but is very far from the tent areas. There is a large fenced dog area. Most sites are very flat and the electric and water are fine. Employees are very helpful and amenable. The environment leaves me cold. Most of the sites are just wide enough for a picnic table (the narrow way), and rigs are parked back to front so you share your site with your neighbor. It does keep you from sitting next to your neighbor's sewer drain. The interior roads are gravel and talc-like dust. Every time somebody drives by, you are swept with dust if the wind is in the wrong quarter. The tollway is less than a mile away and noisy, and there is a busy railroad somewhere through the shrubbery. There is also a mysterious large ditch of standing water along the west edge of the park. Again, if the wind is from the west, or you are over on that side of the park, you can smell the stank. There are a number of trees large enough to provide true shade. It is fine for an overnight or a day or two. I would never stay here for an extended time, again. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Both the car GPS and the Garmin could not find the park effectively. Coming from the north, we had to drive about three quarters of a mile farther down 40 to find the park. The Merc Co+op has great organic foods, and the best bread I could find in town.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $72.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice KOA; we especially like the premium patio sites. We were fortunate to meet the owner while we were here and were happy to hear that he plans to build a few more of the VIP sites. Nicely maintained, beautiful trees, lots of grass. We also appreciate that this park is open year-round, something that's hard to find in this part of the country. We'll be back in November for a family wedding and look forward to the possibility of getting a satellite signal since the trees should have dropped their leaves. It's always a trade-off to get a nicely treed, shady site and sacrifice getting a signal, but the park does have limited cable at no cost. Decent little store with most of the necessities; VERY courteous and helpful staff. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11B
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass, Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Came in late without a reservation. The ladies in the office were very nice and got us a spot. This was a Friday night and they had a lot of activities to include an ice cream social and out door movie. Park was clean and well attended to. Only negative is that the park drives are narrow and the sights are close together. So not very big rig friendly. We have a class b so not a problem for us but there were a few class a's that had a difficult time and hung out into the drive lane. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If you are a big rig towing a car you will probably have to unhook even with the pull through sights.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Will not be stopping here again. The sites were so narrow that if both RVs had slides you could not get more than 5 to 6 feet apart. This would prove extremely dangerous in case of a fire - which does happen. The RV next to us could not reach his sewer connection so used the one for our site. Directions for getting to onto the site were incorrect so we had to go around a couple of times. Office staff were distracted and uninterested. Did not listen to the information they asked for. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Jellystone is obviously a theme style park - lots of Fred Flintstone theme icons around and the park was getting decked out for Halloween. While the land area is large there's not as many RV sites as you'd think as there's a lot of land dedicated to open play areas, picnic shelter etc. WIFI is fairly good. We didn't have cable at our site so we used satellite which was fine. A nice fenced dog park area is available. The only dumpster we could find was only at the entrance - a bit of a hike but not a big deal. Overall a good park. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

This was the second Jellystone we have stayed at and wow were we disappointed. Sites were so close together that we could not get slide outs all the way out. There was a 4 ft drop off right next to our door which was the neighbors picnic area and table. Not very kid-friendly. We did not have a picnic table. There was a tiny campfire ring including trash in it. WiFi signal was present but was too slow to use. The play equipment was OK with the exception of the jumping pillow which was not inflated properly so kids couldn't jump on it. After staying in the Branson Jellystone we were very disappointed in this and the whole experience. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

There are few campgrounds in this area so we usually stay here when passing through. All the Jellystone Parks seem oriented towards families and this one, as usual, has a large playground with a big variety of things for kids to do. It is one of the more expensive places we stay and we wish they had a separate rate for overnighters who have no interest in all the amenities, just need a place to spend the night. We had a full-hook-up, pull-thru site and everything worked well. The staff was friendly and helpful and we were escorted to our site. We found out after we got set up that our site didn't have cable TV but we were able to get several channels off the antenna. We camped at Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Thank you for choosing us, Sandy! We are happy you enjoyed your overnight with us, and found our staff attentive to your needs. We appreciate your kind review, and hope to have you back sometime.

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