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14 RV Parks near Ottawa, Kansas
We did however find 14 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.
Aug 2018 - $34.00
After a long day on the road it was nice to pull in and have immediate service including freshly popped bag of pop corn, and a nice ink pen. This is a park we will remember while traveling I-35. It is a very easy on and off plenty of space between the sites and very clean. - Gypsymaus
Aug 2018 - $30.00
A perfect stop-over location on our way south, this small park is conveniently close to I-35 but wasn't too noisy due to the many surrounding trees. Our gravel site wasn't level, but we were able to get level. Plenty of space between sites and grounds were spotless. Super friendly check-in with a fresh bag of popcorn! - BShirlz
Jul 2018 - $30.00
Owners very friendly (got a bag of popcorn at check-in!), park is clean, site was level enough and long enough for our RV and car. Wifi was great, and OTA TV had lots of channels. Close to I35 but road noise from was not an issue. Would definitely stay here again, and advise others to do the same. Rates were $30 for check or cash, $32 for credit. - novastorm
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
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
May 2015 - $10.00
Great Park, The facilities are clean. Quiet next to Lake but still not far from Lawrence and about 45 minutes to Kansas City. Only drawback is no sewer but dump is right outside Park and is free. - USAF1
May 2013 - $9.00
This is our second time to visit this park and we will probably come back should we visit the area again. The only drawback is that it is 20 miles from Lawrence, but if you just want to relax and chill, this is the place. Dump station is well situated on the property for incoming and outgoing traffic. We camped here in a 45 ft. motorhome and the sites can handle us. - travelingstar
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
Jan 2018 - $28.00
We stayed one night en route from Independence, MO to Oklahoma City. We pulled in after closing and used the night registration they told us about by phone which was easy but I guess it's necessary to bring cash and in the right amount too. Unsure if checks accepted and no apparent way to leave a credit card. There is an abundance of pull-through sites, however most are not level (uphill going in). We found one or two in the first row that leveled out OK towards the end of the site. Our towed vehicle was on the downhill a little but OK for our size (25') motorhome. It might be easier to find a level site during the daylight! The bathrooms were satisfactory - not super clean or nice but not dirty either. Bathroom stalls have pull curtains which seems odd. It's easy on/off for US75. Some traffic noise but it quiets down during the night. Arrive before sunset so you can see and pick among the spaces. - MNroadie
Aug 2016 - $16.00
It was on So. US Hwy 75, it was a little off the beaten path but on the Santa Fe Trail. It was clean and everyone was friendly. - Jim and Me
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Great park easy to get to and very quiet. Lots of rabbits for my dog to salivate over. We were going to stay one week and decided after being there to stay six weeks. Great place. Lyndon was a great town. - Frank Farquhar
Aug 2017 - $19.00
This park has great potential, however it is not well maintained. The full hook up sites are pull through and on such a steep grade that it is not good for motor homes. The lake is nice and has amenities nearby. - MimiNana
Apr 2009 - $20.00
This campground is near a small lake in Paola. Great for fishing and families. Swimming area located about 300 yards from camping. Spots by the water are gravel and shaded. There is a grass area away from the water with electric only but very spacious. New sites with sewer available. Camp host is very nice and easy to work with. Most campers are families from the area just out for the weekend. - Aseck