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15 RV Parks near Ottawa, Kansas
We did however find 15 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ottawa. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ottawa in the left hand column.
Jun 2019 - $30.00
This park is just off the Interstate. A small hill protects you from the traffic noise. The sites are all pull through with good W/S/E. It is a great overnight stop, although it appears to several long term occupants. It is very secure as the entrance is next to the owner/managers house. The laundry facilities are clean an operational. - A hitch and hop
May 2019 - $30.00
Stopped after a long day on the road for one night. Called on the road for a reservation. Staff was very friendly and give you a bag of fresh popcorn. Sites were full hookup and quite level. Location is near the Interstate but not much road noise. Would stop here again. - Laser
Mar 2019 - $30.00
Perfect RV park off of I35, east access. Family owned mom and pop park. Greeted with friendly service and fresh popcorn. Would recommend! - LAN
Jul 2011 - $10.00
Hi, This a clean and quiet RV park located right on US 59, 15 miles south of I-35. It is open year round. Good power--but we were initially the only RV in the Park. All sites are pull through. There are no toilets. There are picnic tables. Payment is by cash or cheque. It is located at the intersection of Highway 59 and Central St. There are a few shaded spots. I would stay here again. - User3761
May 2012 - $11.00
This is a very nice COE park. There are several COE campgrounds in this section of Pomona Lake and all looked very good. Rate reflects a Golden Age discount for .50 amp, water, and sewer. There are only twelve of these sites and quite a number of electric and water sites. Contractors seemed nice and informative. We would definitely stay here again. - PALPJL
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Pomona State Park is a wonderful state park with a lot of good amenities (lake, beaches, hiking trails, boat ramps). Our nightly rate reflects buying the KS annual camping pass, plus the KS annual vehicle permits (one per vehicle RV+Car), plus 3 utilities (50 amp elec, water, sewer) for a month.
We stayed here in February and really appreciated the ability to stay in a state park setting, with full hookups, in winter.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Even though we were one of the few campers here, this time of year, the park was regularly patrolled and it felt very safe. Staff was onsite during the week and readily available to answer questions or to help as needed.
The park is generally in good repair and well maintained. Some of the picnic tables, at a few sites, are in desperate need of replacement; but otherwise the park facilities were in good working order.
The park is pretty, quiet, and serene. Although we could hear (several) barking dogs from the surrounding private residences outside the park, there was otherwise no road noise, railroad tracks, etc to detract from the park's serenity.
There are quite a few campsites/camp-loops, ranging from water-front primitive camping to full-hookup RV sites available. We stayed in the Burning Heart camp-loop, which has full-hookups and is available for long(er) term stays.
The roads are paved, leading to gravel sites. Most sites were generally level and wide enough for an awning or slide-outs. There is not a lot of visual separation between the sites but they are well separated and about average for a state park (vs a tightly packed RV park).
Laundry facilities are available all year and the machines were in good working order, inside of a clean and usable laundry room.
The site had 50 amp service, a frost free (non-heated) hydrant, and sewer hookup. All utilities worked well. Other sites offer 30amp and water only, and there are several primitive campsites throughout. All sites have a fire-ring and a picnic table.
We had reasonable Verizon wireless internet access and had good ATT cellular access. Both were within 2-4 bars of LTE service (unboosted).
The park is located between two small towns, Pomona to the east and Lyndon to the west and offered very basic shopping and a few restaurants. Ottawa is the closest town of any size, offering traditional shopping and dining options. Kansas City is about an hour north.
Overall we really enjoyed our time here at Pomona State Park and will definitely be returning. - Geom
Jun 2014 - $22.00
This is a roomy state park with lots of grass and shade trees. There are sites of all sizes for both large rigs and smaller equipment. This a good park for an overnight stay or longer term. Swimming, marina, basketball, disc golf course, volleyball, tetherball. Equipment for check out at park office. It is clean and staff is friendly. This is on our "top ten" list. Price listed includes full hookups. - ksgypsy
Sep 2009 - $21.00
This campground is on Pomona Lake 24 miles south of Topeka. The campground is absolutely gorgeous with lots of trees and very spacious campsites. Every site is shaded. There are several different camping areas and some are primitive, but there are many full hookup sites and even more water/electric sites available. The sites in Burning Heart area are full hookup and there are several very long pull through sites that are quite nice. Most of the sites have only a view of the water, but there are a few water front sites near the marina. And several sites have no view of the water at all, but the wooded surroundings are very beautiful. We didn't use the shower facilities but the building looks very new and modern. We will definitely camp here again. The only reason I didn't give a 10 is that the cellphone service was marginal. Our wireless Internet card did work there however. - benidew
Sep 2018 - $27.00
We really enjoyed our stay at Hillsdale State Park near Paola Kansas. We are in the newest campground, Sunflower, and to us it is a really nice campground. The roads are asphalt and the sites are concrete with a concrete patio. We are in a long curved pull-thru with convenient hookups. Since it is a new campground there were no trees so we had no worries about our roof mounted satellite dish. There is a lot of room between sites. ATT cellular was pretty good at 2-3 bars. ATT 4g was kinda hit and miss. Sometimes it would be great and sometimes almost nonexistent. There is no park Wifi so we were dependent on ATT. If in the area we would stay here again. We didn't have a water view from our site but a few backins did have a view of Hillsdale Lake. We may be back in the area if only to eat at a great foodie find, Beethoven's #9, a German-Italian restaurant in nearby Paola Kansas. - Bob & Jo
Jul 2018 - $22.00
We used to camp at Hillsdale State Park in the 90's quite frequently. We evolved into FHU campers with a fairly large motorhome so we sort of stopped coming. I recently found out about the Sunflower loop so we gave it a whirl for three nights in late July on the 27th,28th, & 29th. The gigantic paved sites will make many RV Resorts look chintzy. All utilities worked as they should with the exception of a bad breaker on the 50 amp side. I reached out to our wonderful camp host & he had a tech on it right away so it was a non issue. The CG is excellent and the spacing between sites is very generous. I really liked the atmosphere at Sunflower. It was pretty crowded maybe even sold out yet it remains very quiet & tranquil. Only advice would be to get some trees in the ground- like yesterday or when it was built. We were blessed with a unseasonably cool July weekend but the AC's still ran plenty. I would think on a typical Kansas July/August hot day this CG would be like Death Valley. We were in site 116 with a 44' motorhome & we had an amazing amount of concrete patio & driveway. Overall we loved the place & will definitely return. - Two Jayhawks
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Stayed in the Sunflower area which has full hook-ups. That is all that can be said about this park. There are no shade trees, close but lever sites and no rest rooms. Also, there is no direct access to the lake. Maybe in 20 years this could be a nice park but now it is a parking lot. Be aware, Kansas adds a $5.00 per day per vehicle surcharge. There are much better parks in the Kansas City area. - OldeJohn
Jun 2015 - $11.00
There is a mixture of tents and RV sites with a mixture of 30 amp only or 30 amp with water or there is 30/50 amps with water and sewage. Most sites are fairly level. Sites are clean. - From the Kites
Sep 2010 - $16.00
This is a decent COE campground that would probably fit well into a few days or weekend of camping. But there were some negatives that chipped away at my rating. It has good paved access roads, a fair amount of space between well maintained sites, partial shade thru out, picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There is a nice playground for the kiddos. The sites will accommodate all rigs. Its half 30A electric and half dry camping sites. The dry sites are the same size and design as the RV sites and would please most tent campers who don’t want electricity. There are only four or five pull thru sites which in my opinion doesn’t rate as a place with pull thrus. 3G cell, satellite, and TV signals are good. There are also some 50A sites, but they are occupied by custodians or volunteers during the season. The negatives are that the majority of sites have some degree of fore and aft level issues. It is hard to understand, that in this mostly flat campground in a flat state like Kansas, they couldn’t get that right. The four restroom buildings don’t have shower capabilities. That is in a separate building in the campground which is some distance from the majority of camp sites. The lighting in all of the buildings are on day/night sensors. During the day the inside of the buildings are dark. The only water faucets where you can connect a hose to fill tanks is at the bathroom buildings and that takes a long hose. Handicap sites probably don’t meet ADA compliance since they are gravel and won’t accommodate a wheelchair. Not to mention that they aren’t even marked as handicap on the site posts. The voltage was on the low side, but it is a 30A campground. The fee/info booth is completely closed on Tuesday and Wednesday despite there being an abundance of paid attendants to man it 7 days a week. I have a hard time rating this CG. It has served my purpose for being here and I got my monies worth. As mentioned, it’s a decent CG, but if you are familiar with the higher quality of COE campgrounds then this one rates somewhat below that standard. Access and Golden Age discounts are honored here. - RLM
May 2019 - $20.00
The park grass was 18 inches tall in the camp sites. We asked if we could mow the grass ourselves in our sites and were told that if we did mow, we would be asked to leave. They said it would be considered "destruction to state property". We had a group of 5 campers for 4 nights and after a day we did decided to mow and were not asked to leave. It was a disappointing experience there for a holiday weekend. - Sthorn
May 2019 - $25.00
This is an older park with multiple loops around the lake area. We were in Cedar Ridge. Our site was a pull through with water and electric. Site was just barely long enough for rig and toad. Campground needed more maintenance than it was getting—grass needed mowing, museum was closed. High water closed some roads. Bathrooms were quite old and need repair. There was laundry available and it was clean and cheap. Lawrence is about 25 minutes and Topeka about 30. - SandmannRV
Jun 2017 - $11.00
Cedar Ridge CG is part of the COE Bloomington East complex. Our site was C007 and was a wide/long pull through with 50A Electric and water. There are plenty of long back-in 50/30A sites as well. There are no sites right on the lake but some of the back-ins were within a couple of hundred feet. Our Sprint Service was really good in the park (was told Verizon was good also). Broadcast TV will get you about 25 channels. Some geocaches in the area. Good-sized lake with several boat ramps. $11 Rate is with the America the Beautiful Senior Pass. - Calibrateguy
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Nice campground. Not an easy access off of I-80, but easy off of I-335 & US 50. Has beach. Nice & quite. - be rob
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Beautiful view of the lake. Difficult to find. Was on the opposite side of the lake from where our gps took us. Once there it was wonderful. Lantern hooks and fire rings were heavy duty. Toilets with plumbing throughout the grounds were basic but clean and well lit. Did not use showers. Paved roads, gravel sites and lots of grassy areas. Dump site nice and large, easy to use - Minniediver
Sep 2010 - $99.00
This is a Corp of Engineer by-reservation-only group camp site. The facility will handle smaller TTs and pop-ups, but it was probably designed primarily for tent camping because the dirt pads aren't long and would not support heavy weight. All but three sites are dry camping. Those three co-located sites do have electric/water. It's family friendly. There is a playground, basketball net, grass ball field, volleyball court, and a picnic pavilion. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a bath/shower house and a boat ramp is nearby. The campground is isolated from the rest of the COE RV parks in the area so it provides nice privacy for groups. My rating is based on like Group Site facilities. Golden Age/Access cards are accepted for a discount. - RLM
Jun 2019 - $29.00
The entry is rutted but the interior lanes are acceptable. Nice person but needs help. Mowing was not getting done. Sewer cap at our site was "mudded in" and could not be removed and I had no time to dig it out. W/E were fine. CG has a large tornado shelter. Mix of seasonals and traveling workers, majority of the rigs in good shape although some sites were cluttered. It is fine for a day or two. - gumper
Jun 2019 - $28.00
Very nice park, well maintained and clean. Spacious site with easy access in all ways. Quiet even though there was some kind of a car show going on nearby. Just passing through on a destination, would stay here again and longer. - The Border Collies
Jun 2019 - $39.00
Left after learning price increase. - Gatorcq